Santa Fe vs River Plate Predictions and Tips

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Match preview and best betting tip:

Santa Fe has the advantage of playing at home, but they know that for that they will have to show quality football. Visitors want to surprise, but they will not have facilities. It is usually a truncated game with a lot of study. We will bet that there will be no more than 2.5 goals in the match.

Betting tip

Less than 2.5 goals

Odd 1.65


Santa Fe and River Plate meet at the Centenario Stadium, in a match for this stage of the Copa Libertadores de América (Group Stage). The recent head-to-head record between these two teams indicates the total balance, as there has been 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams was played on 04‑05‑2018 and ended with the victory of River Plate by (0‑1). In this match home advantage can play an important role, as both teams have significant differences in the results obtained at home and away.

Santa Fe Team Analysis

After 1 draw and 1 defeat, the home team comes to this 3rd round in 4th position in Group D, with 1 point won. The previous round, they lost at home to Fluminense by (1‑2), after in the first match of this group stage they drew (1‑1) away with Junior. This is a stronger team when they play in their stadium, since in the last 30 games they have registered 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 8 victories, 5 draws and 2 defeats in his stadium. The team comes to this match after drawing at home with Junior by (0‑0). Santa Fe won 4, drew 4 and lost 2 of its last 10 home games in all competitions. The team has allowed their rival to score goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so their defense needs to improve, but their offense has scored regularly, as they have managed to score in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only managed 1 return on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 periods that stand out in the last 20 home matches for all competitions: they have conceded 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (61 ‘- 75’).

The defeat suffered by Fluminense did not go down well, especially because it was at home. Now, Santa Fé needs to go after the recovery, but against River Plate the difficulty is usually very great. Therefore, you will have to show a different football, with more quality and technique. If you keep the same momentum from previous games, you could end up stumbling again.

River Plate analysis

The visiting team comes to this 3rd round of the Group in 2nd position, with 4 points won, after 1 victory and 1 draw. In their debut they drew with Fluminense by (1‑1). On matchday 2, they beat Junior at home by (2‑1). This is a team that, curiously, has been stronger away than at home, since in the last 30 games they have registered 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. The team comes to this match after a away loss against Banfield by (1‑0). In the last 10 away matches in all competitions, River Plate won 5, tied 3 and lost 2. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so its defense needs to improve, but its attack has scored with regularity. as they managed to finish in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, they conceded the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.

River Plate is coming off a victory over Junior Barranquilla and shares the lead with Fluminense. He wants to advance in the competition and not lose positions, he comes in search of victory. The home team deserves to be respected, but that respect comes through impressive football, which seeks a positive result. River Plate has real conditions to win, but it will have to show commitment during the ninety minutes.

Betting tip

Less than 2.5 goals

Odd 1.65

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