The Argentine Copa Diego Maradona 2020-2021 is coming to an end. River Plate and Independiente face each other today at Banfield's Florencio Sola Stadium in a match for the last round of the Championship Stage. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch or live stream it in the US.
River come from a disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Palmeiras in the first leg of the Copa Libertadores 2020 semifinales. That's why coach Marcelo Gallardo will problably save many of his usual first team players for the second leg match to be played in Brazil on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Independiente will play their first match since manager Lucas Pusineri's contract ended. Fernando Berón will be the team's interim coach for today's match against River for their last game of the Argentine Copa Diego Maradona.
River vs Independiente: Match Information
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: Felipe Sola Stadium, Buenos Aires
River vs Independiente: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
River vs Independiente: Copa Diego Maradona Standings
River Plate have 8 points after 4 matches in the Group A of the Argentine Copa Diego Maradona Championship Stage. They are in second place behind arch rivals Boca Juniors, who also have 8 points but are at the top due to the goal-difference rule. Independiente, on the other hand, are in 5th place with 3 points.
River vs Independiente: Copa Diego Maradona Top Scorers
Nicolás de la Cruz and Matías Suárez are River Plate's leading goalscorers in this stage of the Argentine Copa Diego Maradona with 2 goals each. Jonathan Menéndez and Alan Velasco are Independiente's top scorers, also with 2.
River vs Independiente: Storylines
River accumulate two games without victories, after the 3-0 defeat to Palmeiras in the Libertadores Cup semifinals and the 2-2 draw with Boca Juniors in the last edition of the Superclásico.
Independiente come from a 4-3 defeat to Arsenal in a thrilling game that left the team without chances of qualifying for the Championship match. The Reds have only won one of their last five matches, including the international commitments. The other four games finished in defeats.
How to watch or live stream River vs Independiente in the US
The Argentine Copa Diego Maradona 2020-2021 match between River Plate and Independiente to be played today at the Florencio Sola Stadium will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz.
River vs Independiente: Predictions and Odds
Although River Plate is totally focused on turning around the Copa Libertadores semifinal series against Palmeiras, oddsmakers put the Millonarios as the big favorites to win today's match. According to DraftKings, River have odds of -177, while Independiente have odds of +425. A tie would result in a +285 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings