River Plate vs Melgar
Copa Libertadores 2017, Group Stage
Date: Friday, 14th April 2017
Kick off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.
Melgar had a dismal campaign in their first ever Copa Libertadores appearance last year when they lost each of the six matches in the group stage.
The Peruvian runner-up from the last season is, however, off to a fantastic start of the new campaign in the most elite football competition in South America.
Backing the initial victory will be one hell of a task in the second round because Melgar have the toughest possible away fixture at River Plate.
River reached Copa Libertadores after winning Copa Argentina in the previous season.
The team led by Marcelo Gallardo opened the new campaign in Primera Division in a slower fashion, but they seem to have caught the right shape in the recent period.
River took five consecutive wins ahead of the clash with Melgar. The team opened Copa Libertadores with an impressive display away at Medellin and a 1-4 victory thanks to goals from Alario, Driussi and Martinez.
Melgar currently top the Peruvian Primera Division standings being two points clear ahead of Sport Rosario after nine rounds of the competition.
The team took a super important 1-2 away victory at Union Comercio earlier in the month and they will generally come in the game with River in a decent mood.
River Plate vs Melgar: Head to head
Melgar will have the opportunity to enjoy the visit to Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti and the clash with South American giants for the first time in team’s history.
River Plate vs Melgar: Prediction
River are one of the main favourites go all the way in this term of Copa Libertadores.
They should not have any troubles with the Peruvian side just as the odds of 1/6 suggest. It is important to note that River conceded a goal in four of their last five victories which gives a solid value to the 11/5 odds offered on River to win & BTTS.
River Plate vs Melgar: Bet Tips
The top betting pick will be River Plate to win & BTTS at the odds of 11/5.
The second bet is Over 2.5 goals FT at 4/7.