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Sporting Cristal vs River Plate Prediction, Betting Odds and Free Tips 26/05/2023

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Sporting Cristal v River Plate Free Betting Tips and Predictions

The Copa Libertadores match Sporting Cristal v River Plate sees the Argentine club travel to Peru desperate for three points. Below we have tried to give you our best free betting tips.

River Plate to Win

Our first Sporting Cristal v River Plate prediction is backing River Plate to claim all three points. It’s fair to say that Martin Demichelis’ side have struggled in the competition, but their only win was a 4-2 success over Sporting Cristal. The Peruvian club have performed admirably with their limitations in a difficult group, but River possess too much quality and they’ll surely pick up the three points.

BTTS – Yes

Our second Sporting Cristal v River Plate prediction suggests Sporting Cristal won’t make life easy for River. Having equalised twice in the reverse leg, as well as opening the scoring against Fluminense on home soil, their Brazilian coach prefers for his team to be attacking where possible – although this does leave gaps in behind. Expect plenty of action in this one.

Over 2.5 Goals

Our final Sporting Cristal v River Plate prediction is backing three goals or more. There was six in the reverse leg, and River Plate will need to improve their goal difference after a 5-1 defeat to Fluminense last time out. With 16 goals across River’s three games to date, this looks a very good bet to side with.

Sporting Cristal v River Plate Lineups and Other News

Sporting Cristal

Sporting Cristal head into this huge fixture having not lost their last six matches, including four unbeaten at home. Alejandro Hohberg has scored six domestic goals and is the club top goalscorer in the league, while Brazilian striker Marlos Brenner also has six to his name, including a brace last time out in the league. Both strikers come into this in good form and will be hoping to keep their Libertadores dream alive.

River Plate

River Plate are unexpectedly bottom of Group D but there’s still three matches in which to turn it around. Two home matches follow after their trip to Peru but three points are a must to ease the nerves of River fans. However, having recently defeated fierce rivals Boca Juniors 1-0, as well as 2-1 win at home to Platense, River can head into their encounter with Sporting Cristal with a certain level of confidence that they can get the job done.

Young forward Lucas Beltran has scored three goals in the Libertadores to date and he is fit to lead the line once again.

Sporting Cristal v River Plate Odds, H2H and Stats

Everything you need to know about the game, including our odds-comparing tool that will give all the best odds and where to find them:

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sporting Cristal v River Plate

Sporting Cristal vs River Plate

What is the kick-off time of the match? The match will commence at 00:00 GMT.
Where the game will be played? Estadio Alberto Gallardo
Who is River Plate’s top goalscorer in 2023? That is currently Lucas Beltran with nine goals across all competitions.

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