Midweek action of the Argentine League will bring us an exciting game between Newell's Old Boys and River Plate today, September 15, at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa in Rosario. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this 2021 Liga Profesional game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
The hosts are far from doing fine as they carry a five-game winless streak (L3 D2). Fernando Gamboa took the reins of the Lepra aiming to turn things around after German Burgos' poor stint but the team hasn't shone under him either.
On the other hand, the Millonario bounced back after tough weeks in which they were knocked out both of the Copa Libertadores and Copa Argentina. River's form ahead of this clash is the opposite to that of Newell's, as they were unbeaten in their last five matches (W3 D2).
Newell's vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, Rosario
Newell's vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Newell's vs River Plate: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Newell's Old Boys hoped to find in Fernando Gamboa their saviour after German Burgos' terrible spell. However, things have not been easy for the Lepra lately, as their latest win goes back to Matchday 5 against Platense. Last time out, they drew with reigning champions Colon 1-1.
Life has been much happier for River Plate recently. Marcelo Gallardo's men racked up five games without defeat although there's plenty of room for improvement. On Matchday 10 their derby against Independiente ended in a 1-1 tie.
These two familiar foes will meet for the 159th time. River Plate have the edge in the all-time series with 75 victories, while Newell's Old Boys emerged victorious in 42 games, and they shared the points on 41 occasions.
Newell's vs River Plate: 2021 Argentine Liga Profesional Standings
After 10 weeks of action, River Plate are chasing the top spots closely as they sit fourth with 18 points, just five shy of leaders Talleres and Lanus. Newell's are way deeper in the table, sitting 18th with just 12 points.
How to watch or live stream Newell's vs River Plate in the US
The game to be played between Newell's Old Boys and River Plate in the 2021 Argentine Liga Profesional will be broadcast in the US by PrendeTV, Paramount+, and TyC Sports Internacional.
Newell's vs River Plate: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already unveiled their predictions. Unsurprisingly, FanDuel sees River Plate as favorites with odds of -145, while Newell's have +350, and a tie would result in a +260 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.