Santa Fe vs River Plate: Preview and Predictions

Santa Fe vs River Plate
South America – Copa Libertadores
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:30 UK
Venue: Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campin (Bogota).

River Plate have the match-point on Thursday evening when they are to visit the Colombian capital to take on Santa Fe in the fifth round. Los Millonarios just need to avoid a defeat in order to book a place in the knockout stage given they are four points clear of the third-placed counterparts ahead of the tie.

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Los Cardenales, on the other hand, could lose all hopes of making it to the last 16 round even though they are yet to suffer a defeat in the competition. The problem for them is the fact they are also yet to clinch the first win of the campaign as each of four group phase games they’ve played so far ended without a winner.

Santa Fe’s main issue is the lack of the efficiency in the final third as the team will head into this game having failed to create up front in any of last three matches across competitions. The streak includes the goalless draw with Flamengo in the clash played last week at Estadio Nemesio Camacho El Campin.

Santa Fe vs River Plate: Head-to-head

This will be the fifth head to head encounter between Santa Fe and River Plate.

Two of previous clashes ended in draws, while teams have a win each.

The match played back in early-April saw a goalless draw at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.

Santa Fe vs River Plate: Prediction

Santa Fe could rely on the fact they will come into this unbeaten in 14 consecutive hone matches in Copa Libertadores. They have only conceded four goals in the process, meaning Marcelo Gallardo’s side could struggle to cause the damage in the final third here.

The streak will, however, be on a huge test here given that the visitors also have plenty f reasons for optimism ahead of the trip to Bogota. Los Millonarios won nine and drew one of last ten matches in all competitions and they conceded just once in last six matches along the way.

The draw thus looks to be the most likable of the outcomes and we believe it’ well worth backing at 3.10 odds. The bet you should really not make a mistake with is Under 2.5 goals FT at the odds of 1.55.

Santa Fe vs River Plate: Bet Tips

Draw @ 3.10

Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.55

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