River Plate host Racing Club today at the Monumental Stadium in an exciting match for the Group A of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021. It will be the second time these two teams face each other this year, after the outstanding 5-0 victory for the Millonarios in the Supercopa Argentina final on March 4. Here you will find everything there is to know about this game, such as the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
Marcelo Gallardo's side clinched a convincing 6-1 away win over Godoy Cruz in Mendoza in its last Argentine league game and will be looking to extend its winning streak against La Academia.
Racing beat Argentinos Juniors 1-0 to accumulate 3 straight victories in the Copa de la Liga Profesional and 4 wins in a row including the 3-1 over third-tier team Sportivo Belgrano for the Copa Argentina.
River Plate vs Racing: Match Information
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM (ET)
Location: Monumental Stadium, City of Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Racing: Time by State in the US
ET: 5:00 PM
CT: 4:00 PM
MT: 3:00 PM
PT: 2:00 PM
River Plate vs Racing: Storylines and Head-to-Head
The River vs Racing derby is the oldest in Argentine soccer history. The Millonarios have a big advantage over their rivals in the stats. After 175 games in the professional era, River have won 91 times, while La Academia have claimed 41 matches. The other 43 encounter have finished in draws.
The last time they have faced each other was the already mentioned 5-0 win for River in the Supercopa Argentina final. However, in their last meeting for the Argentine league, Gallardo's side also clinched a impressive victory: it was a 6-1 away win for the Superliga Argentina in August, 2019.
River Plate vs Racing: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
After six matches, Racing are in fifth place in the Group B of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 with 11 points, five behind leaders Colón. Meanwhile, River are only one point behind La Academia with 10.
River Plate vs Racing: Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 Top Scorers
River's Colombian striker Rafael Santos Borré is one of the Argentine league leading goalscorers with 5 strikers, while Enzo Copetti is Racing's top scorer with 2.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Racing in the US
The Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 match between River Plate and Racing to be played today at the Monumental Stadium will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz USA, Paramount+, TyC Sports Internacional.
River Plate vs Racing: Predictions and Odds
Although Racing have won their last four matches, including all competitons, River Plate are the big favorites to win Sunday's game at the Monumental Stadium. Accoding to DraftKings, the Millonarios have odds of -230, while La Academia have odds of +525. A draw would result in a +330 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings