Category: Professional League Cup
Match: Deportivo Riestra vs. River Plate
Start time: 21:00 CET - 17:00 ART (-3 GMT)
Tip: River Plate to win
There should be a noticeable difference between both teams.
- As I mentioned in another tip, Deportivo Riestra were promoted to the top category last season, with great referee help. Since there was no VAR in the Primera Nacional, the judges allowed them to make fouls indiscriminately, in addition to being one of the teams that awarded the most penalties.
- The tournament started showing that the Professional League is too big for them: 2 losses and 1 draw. Furthermore, they have not yet managed to score a single goal.
- River Plate are not only preparing to fight for this championship, but they will also seek to won the Libertadores cup.
- They drew in their debut and then got 2 wins by more than 1 goal:
o 2-0 against Barracas Central (which in turn had just deservedly beaten Deportivo Riestra on the road).
o 5-0 against Vélez Sarsfield last weekend.