Football news and preview: River Plate favourites when Lanús visit

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Competition: Argentina Superliga
Competition: Sat 25.June
Match begins: 23:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti (14000 seats)

River Plate contest Lanús for honour and football prosperity.

Insights:
  • River Plate have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in Superliga
  • Lanús have the most dropped points from leading position (17) in Superliga

This has all the signs of an exciting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well refreshed since they last ran out on the pitch. Bring it on!

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River Plate form and stats

The story so far in the Superliga for River Plate at their home stadium (Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti) is 0 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats.

Happy days for River Plate in their previous game, a fixture away at Union Santa Fe (placed 21st) that ended with a 5-1 victory. As mentioned above, River Plate "killed" Union Santa Fe in their previous game. They need to reset completely for this one and beware of complacency. Attacking player Álvarez outperformed all the other players in that match and was awarded a match rating of 9.95 out of 10. Álvarez scored two goals, signed up for two assists, hit four key passes and dribled past the opponent 3 of 5 times.

Preceding that game was the home draw versus Atletico Tucuman that ended 0-0.

River Plate are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found 18 matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won 13, drew 2 and lost 3.

The manager Gallardo will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Velez Sarsfield in only four days.

It's still early days, but we have some goal stats for the River Plate at home in the league. 0 on target and 0 scored by the opposition; from 1 match.

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Lanús form and stats

Still no away game victory in the Superliga for Lanús with 1 draw and 1 loss from their first 2 attempts.

Lanús are travelling after their nice 1-0 home win in the game against Colon (placed 12th). Lanús made it very difficult for themselves in their last game, Bernabei receiving a red card in the 70th minute. The match was still a draw at this point. But even with this card, Lanús won the match 1-0! Midfield player Belmonte was the top player of the team with a match rating of 8.03/10. Belmonte served one assist, hit one key pass, dribled past the opponent 2 of 4 times and had 34 successful passes (of 38 total).

Prior to that match, the Lanús manager Quintana faced defeat when travelling to Atletico Tucuman and losing 1-2.

It's early days yet, but Lanús has scored 1 and conceded 2 goals from their travels in the league so far (2 games).

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: five - one - four (River Plate wins - draws - Lanús wins). As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

RiverJ. Álvarez
J. Álvarez
10 goals
River PlateE. Fernández
E. Fernández
8 goals
River PlateJ. Quintero Paniagua
J. Quintero Paniagua
4 goals

River Plate missing players

Lanús missing players

River Plate Lanús
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
14 7 1 Played P 1 6 14
8 3 1 Won W 0 0 3
3 2 0 Drew D 0 2 5
3 2 0 Lost L 1 4 6
30 13 4 Scored S 0 6 13
10 7 0 Conceded C 1 11 16
86% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 93%
64% 71% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 83% 64%
57% 71% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 67% 36%
36% 43% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 33% 14%
21% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
43% 57% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 83% 57%
43% 29% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 29%
29% 29% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 17% 21%
 
6.3 8.3 5 Corners for (avg) C F 4 3.5 5.4
2.9 2.1 1 Corners against (avg) C A 5 6.5 4
1.9 1 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 3 2.2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
13.6 15.7 13 Shots (avg) S ( 5 5 8.9
6.2 7.4 8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2 2.3 3.9
34% 25% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 43% 24%
 
7.5 7.3 9 Shots against (avg) S A 17 14.3 11.2
2.6 2.7 1 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 6 4.3 3.1
Key stats in Superliga this season:
  • Lanús have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Lanús have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Lanús have the most dropped points from leading position (17) in Superliga
  • Lanús have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Lanús have yet to win a game away.
  • Lanús haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • River Plate have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • River Plate have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • River Plate have scored more than double the goals of Lanús.
  • River Plate have the fewest conceded goals in the second half (6) in Superliga
  • River Plate have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded.
  • River Plate have won significantly more corners at home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Boca Juniors 4 3 0 1 10 6 2 2 0 0 7 4 2 1 0 1 3 2 4 9
2 Estudiantes 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
3 Platense 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
4 Newell's Old Boys 3 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 7
5 Banfield 4 2 1 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
6 Racing Club 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 6
7 Argentinos Juniors 3 2 0 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
8 Atletico Tucuman 4 1 3 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
9 Sarmiento 4 2 0 2 5 5 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 6
10 River Plate 4 1 2 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 5 2 3 5
11 Gimnasia La Plata 3 1 2 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 5
12 Colon 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
13 Huracan 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 0 5
14 Lanús 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
15 Central Cordoba SdE 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 4
16 Independiente 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 4
17 Talleres Cordoba 4 1 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
18 Rosario Central 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -1 4
19 Tigre 4 1 1 2 6 8 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 5 6 -2 4
20 Patronato 4 1 1 2 3 6 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 5 -3 4
21 Union Santa Fe 4 1 1 2 6 10 2 0 0 2 2 7 2 1 1 0 4 3 -4 4
22 San Lorenzo 3 0 3 0 4 4 2 0 2 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
23 Godoy Cruz 3 1 0 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 3
24 Defensa y Justicia 3 0 3 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
25 Arsenal de Sarandi 4 0 3 1 5 6 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 3
26 Barracas Central 4 0 2 2 4 7 3 0 1 2 3 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 -3 2
27 Velez Sarsfield 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 -3 1
28 Aldosivi 3 0 0 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 -3 0

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The Superliga Argentina, also referred to as the Primera División, is the premier football division in Argentina. It currently holds 26 teams who play 25 fixtures each to form a final league table. The season runs from August to May. Argentina was the first country outside the United Kingdom to create a football league, in 1891.