An exciting night for the Argentinian soccer fans is getting close. Boca Juniors and River Plate clash today, August 4, at the Ciudad de La Plata Stadium in a new edition of the Superclasico looking to claim a spot in the 2021 Copa Argentina quarterfinals. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch it in the US.
The Xeneize arrive at this game seeking recovery after going through tough weeks that included a Copa Libertadores exit and playing a couple of Liga Profesional games with their reserve team. Miguel Angel Russo's boys now want to get back on track by beating their lifelong rivals in a game in which the stakes will be high.
The Millonario, on the other hand, are also heading into this duel hoping to claim a victory that boosts their confidence after lacking consistency in the Argentine League. Marcelo Gallardo's men got used to defeating Boca in win-or-go-home matches over the last few years, will they add one more triumph to their record?
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 4, 2021
Time: 6 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Unico de La Plata
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 6 PM
CT: 5 PM
MT: 4 PM
PT: 3 PM
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Boca Juniors have made their way into this stage of the Argentine Cup by defeating fourth-tier side Claypole in a hard-fought 2-1 win and destroying 3-0 second-tier team Defensores de Belgrano. However, their latest form has been quite poor, as they carry a seven-game winless streak.
River Plate, meanwhile, punched their ticket to the last-16 of the Copa Argentina by beating Atletico Tucuman 2-1. Previously, they put four past third-tier team Defensores de Pronunciamiento. The Millonario arrive at this clash in much better form than their rivals, but this will be the biggest challenge for them since the resumption of club competition.
This will be the first time they meet in this tournament, but these two archrivals have obviously a huge history of facing each other in other competitions. Boca Juniors have the edge in the all-time series with 74 wins, while River Plate have 65, and they drew on 63 occasions. In domestic cups, however, the Millonario have the advantage with three wins to Boca's two victories.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs River Plate in the US
The can't-miss Superclasico to be played between Boca Juniors and River Plate in the 2021 Copa Argentina last 16 will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz and TyC Sports Internacional.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already unveiled their predictions for this game. FanDuel sees River Plate as slight favorites with odds of +105, while Boca Juniors have +260, and a tie would result in a +200 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.