Matchday 6 of the Argentine league will see River Plate hosting Velez Sarsfield at Estadio Monumental in a must-win game for both sides. Here, you will find everything you need to know about this match, such as the preview, information, storylines, head-to-head, predictions, odds, and how to watch the Argentine Liga Profesional 2021 in the US.
The Millonario find themselves in a tough spot carrying a four-game winless streak between the league, Argentine Cup, and Copa Libertadores. Marcelo Gallardo's boys are still hit by the Copa Argentina elimination at the hands of lifelong rivals Boca Juniors, and they need to turn the page immediately.
Things aren't much better for the visitors. Mauricio Pellegrino's team arrived at this season full of hope after reaching the previous Copa de la Liga Profesional quarterfinals and hoping to remain alive in the Libertadores. The outlook is darker right now, as they were knocked out of the continental cup and haven't won nor scored in the league so far. Will they upset River to claim their first victory? Or will the hosts bounce back?
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield: Match Information
Date: Saturday, August 14, 2021
Time: 5 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield: Time by State in the US
ET: 5 PM
CT: 4 PM
MT: 3 PM
PT: 2 PM
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield: Storylines and Head-to-Head
River Plate got off to a promising start to the tournament, overcoming a defeat on their debut with two fantastic wins in a row. But Gallardo's side then dropped two points at home against Huracan and was shocked by Godoy Cruz on the road.
Last Wednesday, they've suffered another blow losing at Atletico Mineiro in the first leg of the Libertadores quarterfinals. Therefore, the Millonario are desperate for a win, but so do Velez Sarsfield. The Fortin has failed to grab a victory in the Liga Profesional so far and Pellegrino is running out of time.
This will be the 182nd meeting between these two familiar foes. River Plate have the edge in the all-time series with 87 triumphs, while Velez Sarsfield have won on 50 occasions, and they've shared the points 44 times.
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield: Argentine Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
After five rounds, River Plate sit 12th in the Argentine Liga Profesional 2021 table with seven points (2W, 1D, 2L). Velez Sarsfield, on the other hand, are in the low part of the standings standing 24th with only three points (2D, 3L).
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield: Liga Profesional 2021 Top Scorers
Nicolas De la Cruz is River Plate's top scorer in the Liga Profesional 2021 with three goals, while Velez Sarsfield haven't found the net so far.
How to watch or live stream River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield in the US
The game to be played between River Plate and Velez Sarsfield on Matchday 6 of the Argentine Liga Profesional 2021 will be broadcast in the US by Fanatiz, PrendeTV, Paramount+, and TyC Sports Internacional.
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already revealed their predictions for this game. FanDuel sees River Plate as favorites with odds of -110, while Velez Sarsfield have +290, and a tie would result in a +230 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.