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River Plate vs Sporting Cristal Prediction, Betting Odds, and Free Tips 20/04/2023

Both teams lost and are at the bottom of the Copa Libertadores group. Now it will be a very important duel as the loser will be left with very few chances to qualify for the next round. Take a look at our River Plate vs Sporting Cristal prediction to set the best bet, and read about our analysis and betting tips for free:

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River & Under 3.5 Goals

The home team should take advantage of the fact that they will be playing Sporting Cristal in their own stadium, as they will then have to travel to Peru for another game, and we have already seen how poorly the team has performed at altitude.

On the previous matchday, the Peruvian team had only one shot on goal. For these reasons, we think El Millonario will win and there will be fewer than 3.5 goals on the scoreboard.


The team coached by Martin de Michelis has become one of the most solid teams in Argentina, especially when they play at home. For the reason we think that now only one team will put the ball in the net and that will be The host. Our second River Plate vs Sporting Cristal prediction is that we will not see BTTS.

Goals in Both Halves

On the first matchday, we didn’t get a glimpse of the goal-scoring team River Plate have become. Local averages two goals per game. Knowing the characteristics of both River Plate vs Sporting Cristal line ups, we predict that there will be goals in both the first half and the second half.

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River Plate

El Millonario could not translate their success in the local league to their debut in the Copa Libertadores. The altitude affected the performance of the players who were totally outplayed by the Bolivian team.

In the first half alone the Argentinian side conceded two goals and just after the break conceded one more. Lucas Beltrán scored from the penalty spot but it was not enough, and with that result, they took their first points.

Sporting Cristal

The Peruvian team suffered a heavy defeat in their debut against Fluminense. Despite playing at home it was the Brazilian team who dominated the whole match with a ball position of 57% and a total of 25 shots of which 10 were on target.

Sporting Cristal had only one shot on goal, fortunately, Joao Grimaldo had very good accuracy and opened the scoring with that one shot. Although the team did not try to defend their lead, they did not succeed, conceded the equaliser before the break, and in the second half they conceded two more goals.

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Common Facts about River Plate vs Sporting Cristal

River Plate vs Sporting Cristal

Match schedule – The matchup will take place on March 20th at 01:00

Venue –  Monumental Stadium in Buenos Aires

Bookmakers odds – Home Team 1/9 (1.11) – Away Team 22/1 (23.00)

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

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