River Plate vs Internacional Prediction & Match Preview

River Plate vs Internacional
Copa Libertadores
Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019
Kick-Off 01:30 UK / 02:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental (Buenos Aires).

River Plate and Internacional take on each other in the last match of the group stage campaign in Group A on Tuesday evening at Estadio Monumental. This could have been a genuine mouth-watering thriller, but its outcome won’t have any significance as Internacional have already secured the top spot in the group.

The Brazilian squad stormed their way to a first place with a record of four wins and a draw in five matches so far. They are four points above second-placed River Plate who have also secured the knockout stage of the competition thanks to a 0-2 victory over Chilean Palestino in the previous round.

River Plate vs Internacional: Head-to-head

This will only be the second ever head to head meeting between the two sides.

They’ve shared spoils in a 2-2 draw a month ago in Porto Alegre.

River Plate vs Internacional: Prediction

Internacional have a very tough schedule at the start of the new season in the top flight of Brazilian football. They generally got off to a slower start with two defeats and one win in opening three fixtures. The team led by Odair Hellmann are looking ahead of a complicated home fixture against Cruzeiro on Sunday which is why we would not be surprised to see the Brazilian manager resting his main players in this non-important Copa Libertadores tie.

River, who are the reigning Copa LIbertadores champions, will play Atletico Tucuman in the first leg of Argentinian Copa de la Superliga quarter-final on Sunday night. The hosts have been in great touch lately and they will come into this off the back of four wins and a draw in last five matches across competitions.

Marcelo Gallardo’s men demolished Aldosivi 6-0 in front of the home crowd on Saturday. Internacional scored only one goal in last four away games in all competitions. We will thus go for River Plate’s clean sheet victory as the primary betting option here.

River Plate vs Internacional: Bet Tips

  • River Plate to win @ 1.61 (8/13)
  • River Plate to keep a clean sheet @ 2.00 (1/1).