Racing Club and River Plate will finally play for the Supercopa Argentina corresponding to the year 2019, after the pandemic breakthrough delayed soccer activity in the country. A long time has passed since these two teams have booked a place for this game, but it's still a very attractive clash. The Millonarios will be looking for a new trophy with Marcelo Gallardo in charge of the team. The former Argentina international player has led them to 12 titles so far since he assumed in 2014, including two Copa Libertadores. Find out here everything there is to know about this clash, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Things changed for La Academia, who were crowned Superliga champions almost two years ago, since that championship. The squad that conquered that title has suffered some changes, including new coaches and other players. Still, Racing have a good squad and they did a remarkable job in the summer transfer window.
The challenge is huge for the former Argentine league champions. Since Marcelo Gallardo returned to Núñez in 2014, River Plate improved year after year to become not only the strongest team in the country but in South America as well. The Millonario has also given a boost to their squad in the transfer market, and it can be expected that they fight for every trophy.
Racing vs River Plate: Match Information
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Time: 8:10 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Único de Santiago del Estero
Racing vs River Plate: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:10 PM
CT: 7:10 PM
MT: 6:10 PM
PT: 5:10 PM
Racing vs River Plate: Storylines and Head-to-Head
The new season has just begun for both as only three rounds from the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional have been played. However, the start from these two has been quite different. Racing, who faces this Supercup due to their league title in 2019, has been struggling in the recent times. After that championship and with manager Eduardo Coudet's exit, they couldn't get back to such a good form under Sebastián Beccacece, and now with Juan Antonio Pizzi there wasn't a turnaround yet. Racing couldn't win so far after three matches with this coach, but this is a great chance to finally do it lifting a trophy.
On the other hand, River's start to the current Argentine competition was way better. Despite they've begun with a dramatic loss against Estudiantes, the Millonario bounced back and won two straight games. Every season they look as title contenders in each tournament where they took part. That's a status that River gained since Marcelo Gallardo took over in 2014. They got into this final after winning comfortably the Copa Argentina in 2019.
Racing and River, as two of the so-called big five teams in Argentine soccer, have a long history facing each other. They played 175 times, and the Millonario have been dominant. River got the win in 91 games, while the Academia did so only 41 times, leaving an impressive difference of 50 matches in favor of the Millonario, while they tied 43 times.
How to watch or live stream Racing vs River Plate in the US
The game to be played between Racing Club and River Plate at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades de Santiago del Estero for the Supercopa Argentina will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz.
Racing vs River Plate: Predictions and Odds
Although oddsmakers didn't place their predictions yet, this one looks as an evenly matched duel, taking into account both sides are among the best in the country. However, River Plate probably look as the favorite team like in every other game they face, due to their mighty squad and their inspiring manager. Racing have possibilites, though, but they would have to pull out a great performance to beat a very strong rival.
* Odds TBD