River Plate host Group A leaders Colón today at El Monumental stadium in an exciting soccer match for the 9th round of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021. Here you will find everything there is to know about this game, such as the preview, informations, storylines, predictions, odds and even how to watch or live stream it in the US.
The Millonarios defeated Atlético Tucumán 2-1 in a mid-week game to advance to the Copa Argentina 2021 quarterfinals, stage in which they will face arch rivals Boca Juniors. However, the team coached by Marcelo Gallardo also accumulate two straight scoreless draw in the domestic league.
Colón have been one of the best teams in the Argentine tournament so far this season. Although they come from a 0-0 draw with Argentinos Juniors, Eduardo Domínguez's side is unbeaten in the competition after eight matches, with six wins and two draws. However, the team will be without Luis "Pulga" Rodríguez, its best player, as the forward tested positive for Covid-19.
River Plate vs Colón: Match Information
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM (ET)
Location: El Monumental, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Colón: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
River Plate vs Colón: Storylines and Head-to-Head
The Millonarios and the Sabaleros have faced each other 72 times in the Argentine First Division since the beginning of the professional era. River have won 36 of those games, Cólon 15 and the other 21 have finished in a draw.
The last time they met was in October 2019 in a match for the Superliga Argentina at El Monumental. River clinched a 2-1 victory with goals scored by Nicolás de la Cruz and Rafael Santos Borré, while Lucas Martínez Quarta, with an own goal, pulled one back for Colón. With that win, Gallardo's side cut a run of three games without victories over the Sabalero.
River Plate vs Colón: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
River drew their last two domestic league games, but are still in good place for qualifying for the next round of the competition. The Millonarios are third in the table with 12 points after 8 matches, while Colón top the standings with 20 points.
River Plate vs Colón: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Leading Goalscorers
Colombian striker Rafael Santos Borré is River Plate's top scorer in the Argentine league with five goals, while Luis "Pulga" Rodríguez is Colón leading scorer, also with five. Federico Andrada of Aldosivi leads the standings with six.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Colón in the US
The Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 match between River Plate and Colón to be played at El Monumental today will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz and Paramount+.
River Plate vs Colón: Predictions and Odds
Although Colón lead the standings and are unbeaten in the tournament, oddsmakers put the home side as the favorite to take the win today at the Monumental. According to DraftKings, River have odds of -141, while the Sabalero have odds of +350. A tie would result in a +255 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings