River Plate vs Boca Juniors Football Prediction
Both teams want to win the Copa Libertadores, River Plate will evolve in front of its public.
State of form
The formation of Marcelo Gallardo has achieved an excellent operation by reducing a draw of the Bombonera (2-2). River Plate has not played in official competition since that meeting. To get to this point, Gallardo’s men finished top of their group in front of the Flamengo, Santa Fe and Club Sport teams. In the eighth finals, River Plate dominated the Argentinian Racing Club (0-0 and 3-0), then in the quarter they met a new Argentinian formation the Independiente (0-0 and 3-1) and finally in half -finale they have overcome the Brazilian Grémio (defending champion) (0-1 and 2-1).
Boca Junior played in the first leg against Patronato for a 1-0 win. For this meeting, Guillermo Scheletto had aligned a highly reworked team with several experienced players: Tevez, Gago, Zarate. To qualify, Boca Junior left his group in 2nd place (behind Palmeiras). In the round of 16, they easily dominated the Paraguayan formation of Asuncion (6-2 overall), in the quarter they dominated the Cruzeiro brazilians (3-1 overall) and half they found Palmeiras (4-2 ).
The staff for River Plate vs Boca Juniors
Marcelo Gallardo, coach of River Plate, can not count on his strikers Rafael Borré (suspended) and Nacho Scocco (injured) The former Monaco player had surprised his world in the first place by evolving in a different tactic and refocusing the winger Gonzalo Martinez for this match, he found against Leo Ponzio.
At Boca Junior, coach Schelotto has a big uncertainty about Pavon’s participation, injured in the first leg. His absence could push him to pass in 4-4-2 as he did during his replacement during the match. The experienced Tevez, disappointing since his return to Boca, should start on the bench and bring his grinta during the match. To replace Pavon, Schelotto has several alternatives with Zarate, the Colombian Cardona or Benedetto (currently in form).
Probable compositions for River Plate vs Boca Junior:
River Plate: Armani – Montiel, Maidana, Pinola, Casco – Palacios, Perez, Ponzio-Martinez (or Quintero) – Pratto, Scocco
Boca Junior: Rossi – Jara, Izquierdoz, Magalan, Olaza – Barrios, Perez, Nandez – Abila, Zarate, Benedetto.
Other parameters to take into account
If both teams finish on a draw and regardless of the score, both teams will play extra time.
Best Bet of the Day River Plate vs Boca Juniors
In a Monumental inflated block and facing the historical rival Boca Junior, River Plate has the weapons to win. Gallardo impresses with his tactical choices and will certainly book a surprise for Schelotto. Victory River Plate
Prediction Today: Both teams to score