River Plate will be visiting Estadio Julio Humberto Grondona on Wednesday for the Superliga showdown with hosts Arsenal de Sarandí.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Arsenal de Sarandí v River Plate can be found here.
Arsenal de Sarandí
Arsenal de Sarandí enter this match after a 1-1 Superliga drawn result against Colón.
In that match, Arsenal de Sarandí managed 44% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Arsenal de Sarandí was Ignacio Gariglio (53′). For their opponents, Colón had 15 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Tomás Sandoval (37′) scored for Colón.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Arsenal de Sarandí have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Arsenal de Sarandí have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals along the way. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being continued on here.
Going into this one, Arsenal de Sarandí have not beaten River Plate in their last 13 league games. That has got to hurt.
River Plate will go into the clash after a 4-1 Superliga win to beat Newell´s Old Boys in their last match.
In that match, River Plate had 61% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For River Plate, goals were scored by Pablo Solari (30′, 33′), Javier Pinola (72′) and Matías Suárez (80′). For their opponents, Newell´s Old Boys got 13 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Pablo Pérez (64′) was the scorer for Newell´s Old Boys.
During their 6 latest matches, Marcelo Gallardo’s River Plate have converted a total of 8 times therefore giving them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Looking at their past form shows that River Plate:
- haven’t been beaten by Arsenal de Sarandí when they’ve played them away from home in the last 8 matches in the league. An amazing record against them.
- haven’t been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
↔️ Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 30/10/2016 shows us that Arsenal de Sarandí have won 0 of them & River Plate 3, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 6 from Los del Viaducto and 11 for Los Millonarios. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Superliga match day 12 on 19/09/2021 when it finished River Plate 1-0 Arsenal de Sarandí.
The referee was Jorge Baliño.
🗞️ Team News: Arsenal de Sarandí
The Arsenal de Sarandí boss Leonardo Madelón doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
In our view, Los del Viaducto will probably opt for a 4-4-2 formation for this game featuring Alejandro Medina, Cristian Chimino, Ignacio Gariglio, Gustavo Canto, Damian Perez, Julian Navas, Mauro Pittón, Braian Rivero, Facundo Kruspzky, Lucas Cano and Sebastián Lomónaco.
📰 Team News: River Plate
River Plate boss Marcelo Gallardo has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Paulo Díaz (Thigh Problems), David Martínez (Torn muscle bundle), Felipe Peña Biafore (Muscular problems), Esequiel Barco (Thigh Problems) and Robert Rojas (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) are those who can’t be considered.
We believe Los Millonarios appear most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 formation by sending out Franco Armani, Milton Casco, Emanuel Mammana, Javier Pinola, Elias Gomez, Agustín Palavecino, Enzo Pérez, Pablo Solari, Juan Quintero, Nicolás De La Cruz and Lucas Beltrán.
We feel that Arsenal de Sarandí might have a difficult job to put one past this River Plate lineup who we think might get the win and a maybe even keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a 0-1 winning margin for River Plate when the referee blows for full-time.
Let’s see what happens.