River Plate vs Union Santa Fe
Date: Thursday, 24th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti (Buenos Aires).
The hosts are 11th in the league table after 12 games are completed so far. They have been losing matches at frequent intervals in the SuperLiga recently.
From the last 5 league games, 3 have been lost and the remaining two have been victories. In their last 5 competitive fixture the Hens have 3 wins and 2 defeats. This includes matches in the Club World Cup as well. At home too, a similar record exists for the team in stripes.
Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their last 5 home matches. They are fresh from a home defeat against Defensa y Justicia in the Cup last week. Manager Marcelo Gallardo need to rethink his strategy to get his team back in the winning track.
The visitors are right behind their opponents for Wednesday in the league table. A goal per match have been conceded by El Tate. Against a free scoring team like the Millionaires, this will prove costly for the team from Santa Fe.
A 5 match winless run ended for them with a win against Boca Juniors. This 0-2 away win against the giants would have given the confidence coming into this match. The most common score in their last 5 games was 2-0 which was the result of 3 games in that period.
But away form looks promising for the team manage d by Leonardo Madelon. His team have won 3 of their last 5 matches on the road. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those matches as well.
Both teams are equal on points and are eager to get into a Copa Sudamericana Spot in the league table. With a rich history of h2h matches between them we can expect a clos game on Wednesday.
River Plate vs Union Santa Fe: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Stripe are unbeaten against this opposition in 12 matches on the trot with 6 wins included.
- Santa Fe previously won this fixture back in May 2000.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of their recent 5 h2h clashes across all venues.
- In 5 of their last 6 meetings, River Plate have scored 2 or more goals against El Tate.
- A similar 8 match unbeaten run exists for the hens at home against these visitors.
- In 6 of the previous 7 h2h matches between them at this ground, the hosts scored 2 or more goals.
River Plate vs Union Santa Fe: Prediction
The Millionaires have been dominant in h2h matches against Santa Fe for a significant period of time. Thy have never lost to this opponents since 2000. So I don’t see them losing at home on Wednesday and bet on a home win with 1.57 odds.
Santa Fe have been poor in scoring and unfortunately in defense too. They have conceded a goal per match in the league. They failed to score a goal in 4 of their recent league matches. So we can bet on both teams not scoring in this upcoming match with 1.65 odds.
River Plate vs Union Santa Fe: Betting Tips
Home team to win @ 1.57 (4/7).
Both teams to score: No @ 1.65 (7/11).