River Plate and Sao Paulo will face each other today at the Libertadores de América stadium in a Group D match of the Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020. It will be the second meeting between these two sides in this edition of the South American competition, with the previous encounter finishing in a 2-2 draw, in Brazil. Check out everything there is to know about this exciting game, such the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it.
Last year's finalist, River, will earn a spot in the next round of the 2020 Copa Libertadores if they win on Wednesday. The match will be played at Independiente's stadium in Argentina as River's Monumental is undergoing extensive renovations.
Sao Paulo need a victory to keep their dreams of qualifying for the next round alive. After the 2-2 draw with River at home, the Brazilian side suffered a 4-2 defeat to Liga de Quito that jeopardized the team's chances of advancing to the knockout stage.
River Plate vs Sao Paulo: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Libertadores de América stadium, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Sao Paulo Storylines
River returned to the Copa Libertadores in great form after spending more than six months without playing an official game due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Argentine First Division tournament is still suspended, so the team coached by Marcelo Gallardo is only competing in the South American championship. After the 2-2 draw with Sao Paulo in Brazil, River thrashed Binacional 6-0 in Peru.
Sao Paulo are not going through their best moment. The Brazilian side accumulate five matches without victories, counting all competitions, with 4 draws and one defeat. However, that defeat was for the Copa Libertadores, and now they must take a win in Argentina to keep their hopes of qualifying for the next round.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Sao Paulo in the U.S. and Canada
The Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2020 Group D match between River Plate and Sao Paulo to be played on Wednesday 30 at the Libertadores de América stadium will be broadcasted in the United States by Fanatiz, beIN SPORTS en Español, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, and in Canada by beIN SPORTS CONNECT Canada, beIN SPORTS en Español.
River Plate vs Sao Paulo Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers put River Plate as the big favorites to win Wednesday's game. The team's recent form, especially their 6-0 victory over Binacional, made them one the most feared by their rivals. According to FanDuel, River have odds of -165, while Sao Paulo have odds of +400. A tie would result in a +280 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel