Boca Juniors (@2.15) vs River Plate (@3.1)
22-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Boca Juniors will win

Boca Juniors – River Plate Match Prediction | 22-10-2019 20:30

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They enter this game in good form, though, winning their previous two Superliga matches by a 1-0 score. Boca Juniors must be happy to see this game being played away from home since theyre yet to lose on the road during their 2018 Libertadores campaign (W1, D5). especially considering that they havent been able to defeat River in their previous four matches across all competitions (D1, L3). But on the other hand, El Xeneize (BOC) are unbeaten in their previous five games across all competitions (W3, D2). But it is not going to be easy for them considering all the things they have gone through. However, they need to be at their best since they cant take anything for granted in this one. At the very least, they will be extra motivated given the attack they suffered on their path towards the Estadio Monunental days ago. That result would be enough to give them the Libertadores title and a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup to be held next week.

Indeed, now unbeaten in an impressive 13 competitive matches, Boca have no reason to make the trip to Nuez in apprehensive state and will be looking to secure a positive result ahead of the second leg. Boss Gustavo Alfaro has certainly done well to lift spirits at the club since coming in following defeat in Madrid and the visitors are looking a very powerful and consistent outfit under him.

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Having not won the competition since 2007, fans have long since been demanding the team run out winners of it, meaning the weight of pressure on El Xeneize would be huge against any opponent, but the fact its River only adds to that sentiment. Not performing particularly well domestically so far this season and criticised for his style of play, Boca boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto knows defeat in this final would likely see him depart and thus, hell be desperate for his troops to build on a Libertadores home record that reads 5 wins from 6 so far this year.

Boca:Boca isn't pleased with the result in the first leg, feeling like it should have a goal advantage, but the confidence won't be impacted at all. And the delay in playing this game means Cristian Pavon will likely now play. The club has had some fantastic results at River Plate, especially with Carlos Tevez, and the team will feel confident in getting the victory and lifting the trophy. But with the game on a neutral field, it's as if a reset button was pressed.

Not performing particularly well domestically so far this season and criticised for his style of play, Boca boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto knows defeat in this final would likely see him depart and thus, hell be desperate for his troops to build on a Libertadores home record that reads 5 wins from 6 so far this year. Having not won the competition since 2007, fans have long since been demanding the team run out winners of it, meaning the weight of pressure on El Xeneize would be huge against any opponent, but the fact its River only adds to that sentiment.

Having advanced from a group containing Internacional, Palestino and Alianza Lima prior to seeing off Cruzeiro and Cerro Porteno, Marcelo Gallardos troops have looked as strong as ever in the Libertadores so far this year and will come into Wednesdays game confident of holding their nerve. Nonetheless, Los Millonarios certainly wont want to be upstaged by their rivals here and retaining their continental title has been an objective for months now.

2019 Copa Libertadores River Plate vs Boca Juniors Preview & Prediction

Its fair to say that whatever happens in this tie, River Plate wont let Boca forget the events of last year. Teased by Boca fans for years for their infamous relegation in 2011, River wrote their own piece of folklore to gloat about, defeating El Xeneize in the first ever continental final between the two, after a crazy two legs that eventually saw the second game moved to Madrid due to crowd trouble, which River went on to win in extra time.

Considering all of the above, backing the draw immediately captures our attention and were more than happy to get behind that with maximum confidence, as well it being a goalless one. Boca will probably play with the slightly more attacking style in front of their own fans but River have more than enough ability to maintain parity, having lost just 2 of their last 18 competitive away games (with rotated XIs), and we envisage them doing exactly that.

We think that its going to be a 2-1 win for River Plate when the full-time whistle blows. the best betting odds). Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds. Were of the opinion that Boca Juniors are likely to score against this River Plate lineup, but that probably wont be enough to avoid defeat. All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for River Plate v Boca Juniors are shown below (inc.

Nonetheless, Los Millonarios certainly wont want to be upstaged by their rivals here and retaining their continental title has been an objective for months now. Having advanced from a group containing Internacional, Palestino and Alianza Lima prior to seeing off Cruzeiro and Cerro Porteno, Marcelo Gallardos troops have looked as strong as ever in the Libertadores so far this year and will come into Wednesdays game confident of holding their nerve.

Prediction River Plate (PAR)-Boca Juniors: 2 (Odd )

That result would be enough to give them the Libertadores title and a spot in the FIFA Club World Cup to be held next week. But on the other hand, El Xeneize (BOC) are unbeaten in their previous five games across all competitions (W3, D2). However, they need to be at their best since they cant take anything for granted in this one. especially considering that they havent been able to defeat River in their previous four matches across all competitions (D1, L3). At the very least, they will be extra motivated given the attack they suffered on their path towards the Estadio Monunental days ago. But it is not going to be easy for them considering all the things they have gone through. They enter this game in good form, though, winning their previous two Superliga matches by a 1-0 score. Boca Juniors must be happy to see this game being played away from home since theyre yet to lose on the road during their 2018 Libertadores campaign (W1, D5).