Platense will play against River Plate in Argentina's top flight after several years. Here we'll take a look into the match preview, predictions, odds and even how to watch this interesting Copa de la Liga Profesional game in the US.
River couldn't get a perfect start to the tournament, although they recovered from a dramatic defeat in the first round to clinch the first three points of the season. However, Marcelo Gallardo's team will return to Vicente López after a long time, seeking for a second consecutive victory.
On the other hand, Platense's comeback to the first division finally happened and they got back in the best way. Last weekend, Juan Manuel Llop's guys defeated Argentinos Juniors in the derby. Now they'll face one of the most difficult tasks facing a powerful side.
Platense vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time: 3:10 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Ciudad de Vicente López, Buenos Aires
Platense vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 3:10 PM
CT: 2:10 PM
MT: 1:10 PM
PT: 12:10 PM
Platense vs River Plate: Storylines
In this game they'll meet two sides with enourmes differences. River Plate, one of the best teams not only in the country but in South America, has added important players to its squad and are title contenders in every tournament.
Having lost at the final minutes in the opening game against Estudiantes, the Millonario recovered by beating Rosario Central at home last weekend. As every year, Gallardo's team is expected to be challenging for the trophy.
Platense, recently promoted to Argentine's top flight after 22 years of suffering in lower divisions, are clearly underdogs in this clash. Still, Llop's team showed a good image in his first game at the competition, and they can hope to give a surprise.
Platense vs River Plate: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
Both in group A, they have the same amount of points up to know (3). Platense just played one game, though. After just two rounds being played, the hosts find themselves one place below River, who are fifth.
How to watch or live stream Platense vs River Plate in the US
The Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional third round game to be played between Platense and River Plate will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz.
Platense vs River Plate: Predictions and Odds
Oddmakers are quite sure about who is the favorite team to win this game. DraftKings are giving River Plate odds of -278, a clear signal that they don't expect other thing than a triumph of the visitors. Meanwhile, a Platense win isn't believed to be likely as it would result in an incredible +700 payout, and a tie would give +230.
*Odds via DraftKings