River Plate did not have the best start in the new Argentine league season and today they will try to get their first win when they host Rosario Central at the Monumental Stadium in a match for the second round of the Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021. Here you will find everything you need to know about this soccer game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
The Millonarios suffered a surprising 2-1 away defeat to Estudiantes de La Plata, who played the entire second half with 10 men. The team coached by Marcelo Gallardo took the lead, but then the home side turned around the result.
Central, on the other hand, started the new season with the right foot. The coached by former Argentina international Cristian Kily González clinched a 2-1 home victory over Argentinos Juniors last week.
River Plate vs Rosario Central: Match Information
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Location: Monumental Stadium, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Rosario Central: 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 Rosario Central: Storylines and Head-to-Head
There's no doubt that River are one of the title contenders. However, the didn't start the new campaign as they would have wished. Now, Gallardo's men have the opportunity to get a good result at the Monumental, stadium where the team has not played in 11 months.
Central know that they will have a tough challenge. They will be the underdogs today, but manager Kily González and the players are confident to get another victory, as they did playing in Rosario.
River Plate and Rosario Central have faced each other 150 times. The Millonarios have won 78, the Canallas 30 and the rest of the games have finished in a draw. However, Gallardo's team accumulate two games without victories over Central, with one draw and one defeat.
How to watch River Plate vs Rosario Central in the US
The second round match of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional 2021 between River Plate and Rosario Central to be played today at the Monumental Stadium will be broadcasted in the US by Fanatiz.
River Plate vs Rosario Central: Predictions and Odds
Although they've lost the first round against Estudiantes, River are the big favorites to win the game in their return to the Monumental Stadium. According to DraftKings, the home side has odds of -245, while Rosario Central have odds of +575. A tie would result in a +340 payout.
* Odds via DraftKings