The Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Group Stage is about to conclude, and River Plate will host Aldosivi in the last round aiming to progress to the quarterfinals. The Millonario have been shocked in the last two weekends but they'll have one last chance at home. Take a look at the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch the game in the US.
Marcelo Gallardo's boys return to the Estadio Monumental seeking three much-needed points after being beaten by San Lorenzo and Banfield in the last two matchdays. River still have an opportunity to book their ticket to the next stage, and they will try to make the best of it.
Meanwhile, the modest side coached by former Real Madrid and Boca Juniors midfielder Fernando Gago is not heading to this game in great form at all. The Shark struggled to find consistency this season and it doesn't have much at stake in this game, except for pulling off a shocking result against one of the Argentine soccer giants.
River Plate vs Aldosivi: Match Information
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Time: 1:30 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Aldosivi: Time by State in the US
ET: 1:30 PM
CT: 12:30 PM
MT: 11:30 AM
PT: 10:30 AM
River Plate vs Aldosivi: Storylines and Head-to-Head
River Plate looked quite in a comfortable position in Group A until two unexpected blows suddenly put their quarterfinal spot in jeopardy. Gallardo's side couldn't bounce back after being defeated by San Lorenzo at home and lost 1-0 with Banfield in Round 12. They did have a bit of luck as other results kept them in the top four, but El Millonario still need to get back to winning ways before it's too late.
The upcoming clash seems like a very good chance for them to claim the three points, as Aldosivi have had a weak campaign so far. In Fernando Gago's first season as a coach, the team from Mar del Plata was unable to string good results together and showed that it still has a lot of work to do. Last weekend, Argentinos Juniors put three past them.
These two sides had a very short history of facing each other, as Aldosivi was promoted to the top flight a few years ago. River Plate remain unbeaten against this opponent, as they won three games and tied in the other one.
River Plate vs Aldosivi: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
After Round 12 of the Group Stage, River Plate stand fourth in Group A with 18 points tied with Rosario Central and Racing but favored by goal difference. On the other hand, Aldosivi are far away from the top seeds, as they sit 11th with eleven points.
River Plate vs Aldosivi: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Top Scorers
Both have two of the leading goalscorers of the tournament, as River's top scorer is Rafael Santos Borré with seven goals this season, while former Millonario and current Aldosivi striker Federico Andrada has been on target six times.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Aldosivi in the US
The 13th round game to be played between River Plate and Aldosivi will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, Paramount+, and TyC Sports Internacional.
River Plate vs Aldosivi: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions, which are in favor of the hosts. DraftKings has given River Plate odds of , while Aldosivi have , and a tie would result in a payout.
* Odds via DraftKings.