River Plate vs Boca Juniors Betting Preview – 24/11/2018

River Plate vs Boca Juniors Betting Preview – 24/11/2018

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River Plate vs Boca Juniors

One of the biggest, if not the biggest, footballing rivalry returns this weekend as two of Argentina’s best square off in the Copa Libertadores – as River Plate play host to a tie against Boca Juniors. The match known as the Superclasico is one of the most interesting spectacles in not only football, but modern-day sport in general. The tie is the second leg of a two-match tie, with the first ending in a 2-2 draw and this one bringing a conclusion to the playoff final at the Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires. Aside from their recent meeting, it’s River Plate who were on a winning run of three matches and it’ll be Boca looking for their revenge and their first win against River for five meetings. The match should be nothing short of excellent and one which the neutral will be most certainly watching out for on Saturday night.

River Plate will be vying to bring their Copa Libertadores campaign to a brilliant end on Saturday against their bitter rivals and Marcelo Gallardo’s men will be more than confident of doing so, after going unbeaten against Boca for the past four times they have met. A win for River here is 11/10 with Betfair, whilst a second consecutive draw in the 90 minutes is an attractive 21/10 with Bet Victor. Plate’s Super Liga campaign in the Argentina top-flight hasn’t exactly gone to plan and despite still having two games on hand on the rest of the league – they still sit 11th in the table. An emphatic win for the hosts against their bitter rivals could be the recipe for success for the rest of their domestic campaign, whilst a loss could be extremely disheartening for the Argentina giants.

Easily one of the best players in the River set-up is Rafael Borre and after three goals in his last six matches in domestic tournaments, he’ll be desperate to do so once again here. Alongside Borre, another fine player and arguably the more likely player to find the back of the net here is Rodrigo Mora. The Uruguay striker has two goals in six matches in the league and an attractive price of 9/2 for the 31-year-old to score first with Sky Bet is a bet we like. Two of River’s last three matches have ended with over 2.5 goals and that bet is odds of 17/10 with Unibet, whilst over 3.5 goals is a huge 5/1 with Betfair. We also like both teams to score here between two sides renowned for their attacking mentality and with the sheer scale of this game, that bet @ 13/10 with Betfair looks like a good pick.

Guillermo Barros Schelotto’s Boca Juniors have had an average campaign in the Argentina top-flight after the 12 games they’ve played and this weekend’s visiting side currently sit sixth. However, just like their bitter rivals, they have a huge chance to win this and potentially reinvigorate their domestic league campaign with that confidence boosting win. Their 2-2 draw with River last time out will be a performance they hope to emulate ahead of their huge second-leg in Buenos Aires and a win here is a big attractive price of 29/10 with William Hill – whilst the double chance bet is 5/7 with Unibet. Schelotto’s side do come into this one on the back of a run of four games undefeated and three of those matches have seen Boca score at least two goals and the visitors to bag two goals here is a big price of 10/3 with Sky Bet.

Spearheading the Boca attack this weekend will be former Manchester United and Manchester City star Carlos Tevez, who has three goals in ten matches this term.  The Argentine legend is 8/1 with Bet Victor to score first here, whilst the impressive Ramon Abila – who has found the net in each of his last two starts in this competition – is 13/2 to find the back of the net first here with Sky Bet. Other contenders to notch first come in the form of Mauro Zarate, who is 9/1 with William Hill and Cristian Pavon, who is 15/2 with Unibet.

Recommended Bets:

Rodrigo Mora to score first @ 9/2 with SkyBet – BET HERE

Both teams to score @ 13/10 with Betfair – BET HERE

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