River Plate vs Emelec Betting Tip and Prediction
- Updated: 26th April 2018
River Plate vs Emelec – Copa Libertadores: On the 4th round of the Copa Libertadores’ group stage, River Plate hosts Emelec in Argentina
River Plate comes into this match on Thursday being able to take the lead of their group on the continental competition, after Flamengo drew with Santa Fé on Wednesday.
In case they win, the Argentinians stay isolated in the lead of the group and on a very comfortable situation in this competition.
Undoubtedly, this start of the year has been very good for the Argentinians, that are coming into this match on a streak of 4 consecutive victories and haven’t lost in over 12 matches.
One of the main responsible for the team’s good moment of form is the goalkeeper Armani, who is in spectacular form and has been securing things on the defensive end, being the main reason for the team keeping a clean sheet on the last 5 matches.
The starting line-up utilized should basically be the same that has beaten Emelec last week by 1-0 at Ecuador:
Franco Armani; Gonzalo Montiel, Jonatan Maidana, Javier Pinola and Marcelo Saracchi; Ignacio Fernández, Leonardo Ponzio, Enzo Pérez; Gonzalo Martínez; Rodrigo Mora and Lucas Pratto.
Emelec, on the other hand, is going through a very different period from their tonight’s rival.
They are doing very poorly on their domestic league and are in last place of the group in the Copa Libertadores.
The team also has 6 losses on the last 9 matches and besides that, they only got 1 out of 9 possible points in the continental competition.
The club’s own manager handed over his position at the start of this week and was convinced to stay until this match.
However, he declared that, even operating a “miracle” on Argentina, he might still abandon the job.
Although some might want to give more importance to this match than to previous ones, I don’t believe that the Ecuadorian team has the conditions to beat River in Argentina.
The team has already shown that they have serious technical problems and now they are living under the uncertainty of the club’s directive paths.
River Plate vs Emelec – Betting Tip and Prediction:
River can still close out the week above their biggest rival Boca Juniors, who have lost to Palmeiras by 2-0 on Wednesday and should be a target of a lot of negative press.
In case River wins this encounter, they take the lead and they still have one more match at home, against Flamengo, on the last round, therefore they have a great chance of finishing in 1st place of this group.
|Betting Tip / Prediction||Odd||Stake||Bookmaker||Status|
|River to win and over 2.5 goals|