Velez Sarsfield has an 1-0 advantage from the first leg of the 1/8 finals of Copa Libertadores but that does not guarantee anything as they visit River Plate in the re-match on Thursday, July 7.
- River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield
- Copa Libertadores – 1/8 Finals, second leg
- Date – 07/07/2022
- Starting time – 8.30 PM CET
- Venue: Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti, Buenos Aires, Argentina
River Plate Stats & Form
As usual River Plate is one of the main favourites to win the Copa Libertadores but will have a tough task as they are going into the second leg against Velez Sarsfield with a 1-0 deficit.
Before losing to Velez, River Plata had two dominant performances in Copa Libertadores, defeating Alianza Lima by 8-1 and Colo Colo by 4-0.
River Plata is currently sixth in the Argentinian Liga Professional with 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. They have 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in the last five games overall.
River Plata possible lineup: Armani, Gomez, Martinez, Diaz, Mammana, Perez, Paradela, Fernandez, De La Cruz, Alvarez and Romero
River Plate News
Bruno Zucolini and Juan Quintero are questionable for River Plata for the game against Velez Sarsfield.
Velez Sarsfield Stats & Form
Velez Sarsfield is having a historic chance to advance to the quarterfinal of Copa Libertadores. They defeated River Plata in the first leg with Lucas Janson’s penalty goal in the 15th minute of the match.
They have won the last four games in Copa Libertadores beating Rividavia and Estudiantes beside River.
Velez Sarsfield is currently 20th in the Argentinian Liga Professional with only 1 win in 5 games.
They have 2 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw in the last five games overall.
Velez Sarsfield possible lineup: Hoyos, Guidara, de los Santos, Gomez, Ortega, Mulet, Perrone, Orellano, Sonora, Fernandez and Osorio
Velez Sarsfield News
Velez Sarsfield will have their full roster available for the game against River Plata.
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield Head-to-Head Stats
Velez Sarsfield has won 3 of the last 5 games against River Plata with River winning the other two.
Three of the last five games between these two teams have ended under 2.5 goals.
River Plate vs Velez Sarsfield Betting Odds
River Plata is s a favorite going into this game with the odds for their win are at -133 while the odds for Velez Sarsfield are at 322 while the draw is at 260.
The total goal margin is set at 2.5 with -118 to go over and -105 for under.
River Plata is among the top favourites to win the Copa Libertadores this season but they are facing a tough task in the 1/8 finals already. River played well in the first leg against Velez but could not convert any of their scoring opportunities. Velez took full advantage of that scoring early from a penalty kick and managing to hold on to that lead but the end of the game.
This time around things will not be much different. River Plata will have the possession and Velez will try to defend themselves. It is hard to believe that Velez will manage to keep a clean sheet against a potent offense like River. River will go all-in from the very start of the game in front of a packed Estadio Antonio Vespucio Liberti. River will not just go to win but to win with at least 2 goals margin to advance to the quarterfinals in regular 90 minutes.