This promises to be an action-packed encounter for River Plate at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti when the Copa Libertadores tournament arrives in town and The Strongest with it. Read all about the Group Stage match here!
The Strongest have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 2600 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.
The Strongest could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Liga De Futbol Prof game only three sleeps ago. That game was also an away game, at Nacional Potosi. It will be interesting to see if they are fully ready and rested for this match, and/or if some changes in the lineup is necessary.
River Plate form and statsRiver Plate was eliminated in the round of 16 last season in the Copa Libertadores. Vélez Sarsfield was too strong.
so far this season.
River Plate's last game was hosting Instituto and winning 3-1. Beltrán, who usually features in attack, was the declared top player for the side in that game, earning a rating of 8.2 (out of 10). Beltrán scored one goal, served one assist, hit three key passes and dribled past the opponent 2 of 2 times.Ahead of that match, River won a home game hosting Defensa y Justicia (1-0).
The manager Demichelis will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Barracas Central in only four days.
The Strongest form and statsThe Strongest's mission in Copa Libertadores last season failed in the group stage.
The story so far for the visiting team on their Liga De Futbol Prof travels is 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.
The Strongest lost away at Nacional Potosi (3-6) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. As you can tell from the result, the match against Nacional Potosi was as crazy as a clown in a village circus. Great fun for the neutral supporter with 9 goals, will the fun continue today?
A distressing defeat as clear favourites in the game before that, the Copa Libertadores fixture home hosting Sporting Cristal.
The Strongest has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 14 goals from 8 games. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Strongest have conceded 12 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.
Head 2 Head
These opponents have played earlier this season: The Strongest - River Plate 3-1. Statistics for the prior three meetings between these two teams are: one win for River Plate, one draw and one win for The Strongest. Over 2,5 goals: two times; under 2,5 goals: one game. The matches between these clubs have sometimes been hostile, having seen 2 sending-offs from the last three duels.
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River Plate missing players
The Strongest missing players
|River Plate||The Strongest|
|100%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||96%|
|80%||77%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||67%||68%|
|56%||62%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||33%||48%|
|24%||15%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||25%||36%|
|12%||8%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||17%||20%|
|52%||62%||Clean Sheets||C S||17%||28%|
|0%||0%||Failed to Score||F T||33%||20%|
|6.3||6.6||Corners for (avg)||C F||3.9||5.7|
|3.8||2.7||Corners against (avg)||C A||6.2||4.5|
|2.4||1.9||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2.6||2|
|7||4||Red cards||R C||3||4|
|17.2||19.2||Shots (avg)||S (||8.7||13.5|
|6.4||6.6||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||3.6||5.5|
|30%||33%||Goal Efficiency||G E||37%||32%|
|10.2||7.9||Shots against (avg)||S A||16.2||12.8|
|3.2||2.5||Shots on Target against (avg)||S O||5.4||4.4|