Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Prediction & Match Preview

Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Copa Libertadores Predictions by LeagueLane

Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in the Copa Libertadores on Friday, 26 May 2023.

River Plate has yet again started off their Liga Profesional season by sealing victories at an exceptional consistency. The team have already climbed into the top spot after completing just 15 rounds.

But the same can’t be seen in their Copa Libertadores run this season. The team lost two and won one to sit at the bottom of the Group D.

Going on, they will be facing Sporting Cristal on Friday for their round 4 fixtures. Sporting also lost two and won one, but are sitting at third in the group table.

Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Head-to-head Stats

They have met just once in the past. It was in the reverse fixture and River Plate won the match scoring 4-2 ft.

Who will win the match between Sporting Cristal vs River Plate?

Sporting Cristal is having an average form at home of late. They were winless in three of the last five home outings. This includes a couple of Copa Libertadores fixtures.

Meanwhile, River Plate is having a decent form on the road. They were unbeaten in three of the last five road trips.

On top of that River Plate won the reverse fixture scoring 4-2. Thus, we expect a win for River Plate on Thursday.

How many goals will be scored in the match?

Four of the last six road trips of River Plate had goals over 2.5 ft. On the other side, Sporting Cristal recorded three high-scoring matches in the past six home matches. In that case, we expect this match to have plenty of goals.

Will Both teams score in the match?

The defensive line of River Plate doesn’t look that tough to breach even on the road. The team leaked a total of 8 goals in the last three road trips. On the other side, Sporting Cristal scored in eight of the last 10 home matches. Thus, we don’t expect a both teams scoring affair here.

Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Prediction

River Plate’s decent form on the road looks much better than the current home form of Sporting Cristal, playing at Liga 1 Apertura.

Backing River Plate at 1.62 odds will be our first betting tip here. For the second tip, we like to place the over 2.5 goals bet at 1.93 odds.

Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Betting Tips

River Plate to win @ 1.62 odds.
Over 2.5 goals @ 1.93 odds.