2021 Liga Profesional leaders River Plate face Banfield in the 15th round of the tournament today, October 9, at Estadio Florencio Sola hoping to continue on winning ways. Here, you will find the match preview, storylines, head-to-head, predictions, odds, and how to watch the Argentine League in the US.
The visitors head into this clash in high spirits as they come from a fantastic victory over lifelong rivals Boca Juniors in the Superclasico, which was El Millonario's fourth win in a row and eighth straight game without defeat.
On the other hand, the hosts have struggled to get results in the competition. Javier Sanguinetti's boys were a tough team to beat in the last Copa de la Liga Profesional and Copa Maradona, but things haven't gone well for them this time.
Banfield vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Time: 5 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Florencio Sola
Banfield vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 5 PM
CT: 4 PM
MT: 3 PM
PT: 2 PM
Banfield vs River Plate: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Banfield have had a tough start to the Argentine League as they went nine winless games until they beat Atletico Tucuman on Matchday 13. El Taladro head into this clash aiming to get points again after picking up a draw in their visit to Colon last Monday.
River Plate, meanwhile, are riding on a brilliant, eight-game unbeaten run (W6 D2). Marcelo Gallardo's men grabbed their fourth straight victory on Sunday when they beat longtime rivals Boca Juniors with a brace of Julian Alvarez, who is reportedly being tracked by European giants.
This will be the 90th meeting between these two sides. River have the edge in the all-time series with 47 triumphs, while Banfield claimed 18 wins, and they shared the points on 24 occasions.
Banfield vs River Plate: 2021 Argentine Liga Profesional Standings
After 14 rounds of play, River Plate are atop the Liga Profesional standings with 30 points (W9 D3 L2), just one more than Talleres. Banfield are on the other end of the table as they sit 23rd (W2 D8 L4) with 14 points.
How to watch or live stream Banfield vs River Plate in the US
The game to be played between Banfield and River Plate today, October 9, on Matchday 15 of the 2021 Argentine Liga Profesional will be broadcast in the US by TyC Sports Internacional, PrendeTV, and Paramount+.
Banfield vs River Plate: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have revealed their predictions for this game. Unsurprisingly, FanDuel sees River Plate as favorites to claim all the points with odds of +100, while Banfield have +250, and a tie would result in a +220 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.