River Plate host Atletico Mineiro today at the Monumental Stadium for the first leg of the Copa Libertadores 2021 quarter finals fixture. The visitors are coming strong to this match, however Marcelo Gallardo’s men always rise to the occasion. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this match such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
River Plate reached the last eight after beating 3-1 Argentinos Juniors on aggregate last month. It’s the sixth time in the last seven years that El Millonario reached this stage of the tournament. However, they have been struggling with only one win in their last five home matches across all competitions.
On the other hand, Atletico Mineiro are atop of the Brazilian domestic league with a eight-match winning streak, two points clear of Palmeiras. Cuca’s men have been very solid and they want to prove it in their visit to Buenos Aires. However, the ghost of the Boca incident will be following them.
River Plate vs Atletico Mineiro: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021.
Time: 8:30 PM (ET).
Location: Monumental Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
River Plate vs Atletico Mineiro: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
River Plate vs Atletico Mineiro: Storylines
With the current Copa Libertadores format, River Plate and Atlético Mineiro will meet each other for the first time. However, they have faced each other twice in the 1978 edition, with both sides claiming a win.
Both matches were in the semifinals of the tournament. First, El Millonario won at home 1-0 with a goal from Juan José López. Then, Atletico Mineiro defeated River with a goal from Marinho.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Atletico Mineiro in the US
The game between River Plate and Atletico Mineiro for the first leg of Copa Libertadores 2021 quarterfinals will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
River Plate vs Atletico Mineiro: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, River Plate are the favorites with odds of -120, while Atletico Mineiro have odds of +330. A tie would end up in a +220.
*Odds by FanDuel