Argentinos Juniors and River Plate clash today at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium in Buenos Aires City looking for a spot in the last eight of the Conmebol Copa Libertadores 2021 after their 1-1 draw in the first leg. The visitors are the favorites to clinch a win and advance to the quarterfinals, although they faced many difficulties against Gabriel Milito's side last week. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this soccer match such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Last week, these two teams played a tight game at the Monumental Stadium. First, Matias Suarez scored for the hosts 10 minutes into the match but Gabriel Hauche equalized the game in the 39th minute. Now, Marcelo Gallardo’s boys have to win as visitors.
River Plate will be looking to reach their fifth consecutive Copa Libertadores in a row, while ‘El Bicho’ will try to get into the last eight of this tournament for the second time in their history. The only time Argentinos Junior reached that stage was in 1985, when they also lifted the trophy for the first and only time.
Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Time: 8:30 PM (ET).
Location: Diego Armando Maradona Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate: Storylines
Being native rivals, these two teams have a long history between them. They have faced each other in the domestic league 129 times, with River having 69 wins, while Argentinos Juniors have 26 triumphs. In international competitions, they have met on 8 occasions with River winning four and El Bicho once.
Argentinos Juniors have only two defeats in their last 15 matches across all competitions. On the other hand, River have shown some defensive problems. Marcelo Gallardo’s team has conceded goals in 11 of their last 12 matches. They will try to break that negative streak.
How to watch or live stream Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate in the US
The second leg game between Argentinos Juniors and River Plate to be played this Wednesday, July 20, in Buenos Aires for the Copa Libertadores 2021 Round of 16 will be broadcasted in the US by beIN Sports and beIN Sports en Español.
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Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. FanDuel has River Plate as the strong favorite with odds of -115, meanwhile Argentinos Juniors have +300. A tie would result in a +200 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel