Racing Club and Independiente meet again on Saturday to play a new edition of the 'Clásico de Avellaneda', one of the most exciting derbies in the Argentine First Division league. The match will be played at the Estadio Presidente Perón, also known as El Cilindro, and will be for the ninth round of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021. Here you will find everything about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch or live stream it in the US.
La Academia come from a disappointing 4-2 home defeat to Godoy Cruz last week and will try to recover when they face their arch rivals. The team coached by Juan Antonio Pizzi has been struggling in the tournament so far, but are still in contention for a place in the top 4 teams of their group to qualify for the next round of the competition.
The Red Devils were also beaten last week: they suffered a 3-1 away loss to Talleres in Córdoba to accumulate three domestic league games without victories (1D-2L). To make things worse, some players, manager Julio Falcioni and members of the coaching staff tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss the derby.
Racing Club vs Independiente: Match Information
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Presidente Perón, Avellaneda
Racing Club vs Independiente: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
Racing Club vs Independiente: Storylines and Head-to-Head
This will be the 194th edition of the Clásico de Avellaneda in the Argentine First Division league professional era. Independiente have the advantage with 75 victories, while Racing hold 53. The other 65 games finished in a draw.
The last time they faced each other also was at El Cilindro, a match that will be always remembered by Racing fans. La Academia managed to beat their arch rivals 1-0 with nine men, with a goal scored by Marcelo Díaz. Independiente eventually finished the game with nine players too.
For Saturday's game, Independiente will be without their coach Julio Falcioni, part of their coaching staff and some of their first team players, such as goalkeeper Sebastián Sosa, and midfielders Lucas Romero and Domingo Blanco. They were all tested positive for Covid-19.
Racing Club vs Independiente: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
Racing are competing in the Group A of the Argentine tournament. Pizzi's side accumulates 12 points after 8 games to be in 6th place. Meanwhile, Independiente are in fourth place in Group B, with 13 points.
Racing Club vs Independiente: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Top Scorers
Tomás Chancalay and Enzo Copetti are Racing Club's leading goalscorers in the Argentine league with 2 goals each, while Sebastián Palacios is Independiente's top scorer with 4. Federico Andrada of Aldosivi tops the standings with 6.
How to watch or live stream Racing Club vs Independiente in the US
The 'Clásico de Avellaneda' derby between Racing Club and Independiente to be played on Saturday at El Cilindro will be brodcast in the US by Fanatiz, Paramount+ and TyC Sports Internacional.
Racing Club vs Indepediente: Predictions and Odds
It's never easy to predict which team will win a derby, and in this case, oddsmakers didn't make an exception. According to DraftKings, this will be a very tight 'Clásico de Avellaneda', as it gives Racing Club odds of +150, while Independiente have +160. A tie would end in a +230 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings