Velez Sarsfield vs River Plate
Argentina – Liga Profesional
Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
Kick-off at 0:30 UK / 1:30 CET
Venue: Estadio José Amalfitani.
Gameweek 8 of Liga Profesional is set for this weekend as Velez Sarsfield play host to River Plate where both these sides differ by 3 points but are separated by 7 places. These two teams will be seen clashing at Estadio José Amalfitani, this Monday.
River Plate is at the 17th spot on the standing with 8 points from 7 games. They won and drawn 2 times each in the league while having lost on 3 other occasions. The visitors have kept their Copa Argentina title hopes alive last time out when they claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory against Barracas Central in the Round of 32.
River Plate are currently on a two game losing streak in Liga Profesional, suffering defeats at the hands of Huracan by 2-3 and against Godoy Cruz by 0-2 on the previous fixture.
On the other side, Velez Sarsfield resides at fourth from the bottom position on the table with just 5 points. Of the 7 matches played, they won only once while drew twice and lost on 4 other occasions. They fired blanks in 10 games this season and that’s 48% of games where they have not been able to find the back of the net.
The hosts continue to struggle for results on the road as they fell to a disappointing 2-1 defeat at the hands of 10-man Colon, the last Monday. Velez Sarsfield have given the opposition little, resulting in the tally of goals that have gone in at their end during their past 6 clashes stands just four.
Velez Sarsfield vs River Plate Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both sides won 2 games each from their last 5 h2hs.
- Three out of their last five meetings saw at least a nil figure on the scoreboard.
- They last met earlier this month in Copa Libertadores where a 0-0 draw was seen.
Velez Sarsfield vs River Plate Prediction
El Millonario is undefeated at home, in two of the three home games played so far. It’s also possible we will see a couple of goals here, with the last 4 games for River Plate ended with 2 goals or more being scored.
Meanwhile, Velez Sarsfield lost twice of the 3 home matches so far and are also on the back of 3-game winless run in Superliga.
We envisage a narrow win for the away side as they have a better form here.
Velez Sarsfield vs River Plate Betting tips
River Plate to win @ 2.30 odds.
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.60 odds.