Velez Sarsfield takes on River Plate in the round of 16 match of Copa Libertadores. The match will take place at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires on Thursday, 29 June. This season,
Valez Sarsfield has not been consistent. They finished 5th in the Liga in 2021, which is a great result considering the current team. In light of this, the new season has not been as planned. Vassari’s team finished 6th in their Copa Diego Maradona group with 18 points. The new Liga season saw the ambitious team win only in the fourth round. They also showed their skills in Copa Libertadores. Estudiantes and other Argentines won their quartet. Although Velez Sarsfield was in a tight fight, Nacional won the match with a narrow victory. The Uruguayans won 7 points while El Fortin took 1 point. This season,
Rio Plate has not been very impressive. Millonarios was finally crowned national champion last year. Although it’s difficult to believe, the Buenos Aires legend has not won gold since 2014. Fans believe Marcelo Gallardo is going to lead his wards towards new success. There are plenty of misfires at the moment. River Plate, which had 29 points and placed 2nd in Copa Diego Maradona’s group, managed to get out of the first round of Copa Diego Maradona losing to Tigre. The Liga title holder began with three rounds without a win and then won 5-1 over Union (Santa Fe). The Copa Libertadores was a good match for the Argentines. They lost only one match and won five of the remaining matches.
The parties have had alternating wins over one another in recent years. River Plate won 3 fights in the last round, and lost 2 between them. It is unlikely that this will be the final leg. We don’t expect too much from this game so we will be focusing on goals under 2.5.
Prediction: The match will be scored under 2.5 goals.