After the 1-1 draw in Brazil, River Plate will host Athletico Paranaense today at the Libertadores de América Stadium in Avellaneda to play the second leg match of the Copa Libertadores 2020 Round of 16. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting knockout stage game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
River come from a 2-0 away win over Rosario Central in a match for the fifth round of the Argentine Copa Diego Armando Maradona 2020 to extend their unbeaten run to five games, taking all competitions into account.
Paranaense, on the other hand, suffered a 3-0 away defeat to Palmeiras in their last match for the Brazilian Serie A tournament. Also, the team from Curitiba will visit Buenos Aires completely weakened, with 15 confirmed absences due to Covid-19 positive cases, injuries and suspensions.
River Plate vs Athletico Paranaense: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Time: 5:15 PM (ET)
Location: Libertadores de América Stadium, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Athletico Paranaense: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:15 PM
CT: 4:15 PM
MT: 3:15 PM
PT: 2:15 PM
River Plate vs Athletico Paranaense: Copa Libertadores 2020 Top Scorers
Julián Álvarez is River Plate's leading goalscorer in the Copa Libertadores 2020 with 5 goals, while experienced midfielder Lucho González and Guilherme Bissoli are Parananense's top scorer with 2 each.
River Plate vs Athletico Paranaense: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Although River dominated and deserved a better result in the first leg game played at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba last week, the match finished in a 1-1 draw. However, this match will be even more difficult for Athletico Paranaense, not only because they will be playing as visitors, but also because of all the absences they will have in the squad.
It will be the sixth meeting between these two teams. River have won only one of their previous five games: it was a 3-0 victory for the Recopa Sudamericana 2019 second leg Final. Paranaense won 2 and the other two matches finished in draws.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Athletico Paranaense in the US
The Copa Libertadores 2020 Round of 16 match between River Plate and Athletico Paranaense to be played on Tuesday at the Libertadores de América Stadium will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español.
River Plate vs Athletico Paranaense: Predictions and Odds
River Plate have everything in their favor for the upcoming match at the Libertadores de América Stadium. The team coached by Marcelo Gallardo are the big favorites to clinch a victory on Tuesday and advance to the Copa Libertadores 2020 quarterfinals. For oddsmakers, it would be a surprise to see Athletico Paranaense win in Buenos Aires.
* Odds to be published soon