River Plate keep on impressing in Argentine soccer. Marcelo Gallardo's side will face Argentinos Juniors today at the Monumental stadium in one of the last games of the fourth round of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021. It will be the clash of two teams going through extremely different moments, as the Millonarios record win after win while the Bicho is struggling in this tournament. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting soccer match, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
This match will be a great opportunity for Gallardo's side to climb positions in the Group A standings and put themselves among the top 4 teams in the table. The top 4 teams of each group will qualify for the Championship phase.
River recently lifted another trophy after beating Racing Club at the Supercopa Argentina 2019. They should have played it two years ago, but the match had been postponed due to the pandemic. And Marcelo Gallardo did it again: he led the team to the 12th title under his tenure. Now they'll look for another win to fight for the Copa de la Liga trophy.
Argentinos Juniors, on the other hand, began the tournament in the worst possible way. The team from La Paternal has lost the three initial games and needs to change things quickly. Coach Gabriel Milito, former Barcelona and Argentina international defender, had a poor start to his time with the Bicho.
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors: Match Information
Date: Monday, March 8, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: El Monumental, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors: Time by State in the US
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors: Storylines and Head-to-Head
River Plate clinched one more trophy with the successful coach Marcelo Gallardo before heading back to Buenos Aires for this game. In this tournament they are doing well too. Despite losing dramatically against Estudiantes the first round, they recovered by winning the following matches.
Argentinos Juniors would love to be at a similar situation. But they aren't, at all. After Diego Dabove left to manage San Lorenzo, Gabriel Milito didn't have the expected beginning. Argentinos lost in the first three games and this next match looks quite difficult to turn things around.
Both teams have been on the top-flight for a long time so they've met several times. A 129 games have been played between the two, and River won the most of them. The Millonario defeated the Bicho 69 times, while Argentinos got the triumph in 26 occasions, and they tied 34 in games.
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors: Copa de la Liga Profesional Standings
With six points after three rounds, River Plate stands at the third place of the group A at the moment. Argentinos, on the other hand, don't have any points and find themselves at the 13th place, only above Arsenal de Sarandí, who have a worse goal difference.
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors: Copa de la Liga Profesional Top Scorers
River Plate: Matías Suárez (2)
Argentinos Juniors: Juan Román Pucheta (1)
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors in the US
This clash between River Plate and Argentinos Juniors for the fourth round of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz.
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors: Predictions and Odds
As it could be expected, Argentinos Juniors are the underdogs in this clash, while River seem quite favorite to get the triumph. DraftKings have given odds of -220 to a win for River, while an Argentinos Juniors victory has been given odds of +500, and a tie would result in a +330 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings