River Plate visit Athletico Parananese today at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, to play the first leg match of the Copa Libertadores 2020 Round of 16. The teams will face each other again after the Recopa Sudamericana 2019 Final, in which the Argentine side clinched a 3-1 overall victory to lift the trophy. Here you wil find everything there is to know about today's soccer game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
River come from a good run in the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2020. They beat Banfield 2-0 to accumulate three straight wins in the tournament and share the lead in the Group 4 standings.
Parananse are in good form too, as they also took three victories in a row in the Brazilian First Division Tournament. They defeated Santos 1-0 in their last game to accumulate three matches without conceding goals.
Athletico Paranaense vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Time: 5:15 PM (ET)
Location: Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Athletico Paranaense vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:15 PM
CT: 4:15 PM
MT: 3:15 PM
PT: 2:15 PM
Athletico Paranaense vs River Plate: Top Scorers in the Copa Libertadores 2020
Youngster forward Julián Álvarez is River Plate's leading goalscorer in the Copa Libertadores 2020 with 5 goals, while experienced midfielder Lucho González is Parananense's top scorer with 2.
Athletico Paranaense vs River Plate: Storylines and Head-to-Head
The Brazilian side had some bad news on Monday, only 24 hours before the Copa Libertadores match. Six players were tested positive for Covid-19, including two of their goalkeepers. Youngster Bento will defend the Paranaense's goal against River today.
This will be the fifth matchup between these two teams. Although Athletico Paranaense have the advantage with 2 wins, one draw and one defeat, River clinched a 3-0 victory in their last encounter for the Recopa Sudamericana 2019 second leg Final to lift the trophy.
How to watch or live stream Athletico Paranaense vs River Plate in the US
The Copa Libertadores 2020 match between Athletico Parananense and River Plate to be played today at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
Athletico Paranaense vs River Plate: Predictions
The home side won't count with a total of 8 players due to the positive Covid-19 cases in the squad. Although they are coming from a good run and they will play at home, oddsmakers put River Plate as the favorites to take the win. The Copa Libertadores 2018 champions and last-year finalists will play with everything they have to take the lead in the series.