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The River Plate vs Patronato duel in the upcoming round of Copa de la Liga Profesional might not sound overly exciting, but we could still see an interesting game. Here’s our preview of the match and free betting predictions for you.
Our top River Plate vs Patronato betting picks and tips
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These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
River Plate to Win at Half Time and Full Time
While both teams lost their games in the first round in Copa de la Liga Profesional, it’s clear that River Plate is the absolute favourite in this game. After all, they are the reigning champions of Argentina.
With that in mind, we expect them to win this game and we expect them to push hard from the very start in order to lead at half time as well. River Plate won three of the last five meetings with Patronato and they led at half time in two of those five games.
River Plate to Win with Handicap (-1)
While Patronato managed to beat River Plate in two of their five most recent meetings, the other three they lost and all two of them they lost by two or more goals.
Since River Plate is the reigning champion and since they will be playing at home, we expect them to win this game convincingly, by at least two goals.
Over 2.5 Total Goals
Three of the previous five h2h duels between River Plate and Patronato have gone over 2.5 total goals and we can see the same happening on Thursday.
That being said, we only saw two goals in the first round in matches played by these two teams, with both games ending with one goal being scored in each of them.
River Plate vs Patronato preview: An easy win for River Plate?
The reigning champions of Argentina also did well in Copa de la Liga Profesional since they reached the semi-finals of the playoffs, so their fans are certainly hoping that they can get this trophy this year. However, River Plate started the new season with a loss to Santa Fe, so their next game is important to get some confidence. Fabrizio Angileri and Matias Suarez are out of the next game due to injuries.
Just like their next opponent, Patronato also started the new Copa de la Liga season with a loss since Argentinos Juniors beat them at their own home. However, that’s hardly a surprise for a team that was 24th of 26 teams in the aggregate standings last season and a team that is bound to fight against relegation. Sergio Ojeda and Leandro Marin are injured and will miss the next game.
The best odds and stats for River Plate vs Patronato
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The usual questions for River Plate vs Patronato
- Which team is the favourite? River Plate is the clear favourite at 20/59 (1.34) odds .
- What is the kickoff time? The kickoff time is 12:30 am GMT on Thursday, February 17th.
- Who is hosting the game? River Plate is hosting the game at Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti in Buenos Aires.