River Plate (7-4-5) vs. Racing (13-3-1)
Superliga: Sunday 02-10-2019 at 22:20 UST (El Monumental)
Odds: River Plate: 2.05, Racing: 3.60, Draw: 3.30
Superliga Picks River Plate vs. Racing
River Plate welcomes league-leader Racing on Sunday at El Monumental. River probably come into this game with renewed confidence after ending a negative run ten days ago. Indeed, River Plate convincingly won against Godoy Cruz 4-0. Additionally, they also won against Velez Sarsfield 2-1 last week. River’s strength comes from the number of impactful players they have on their roster. For instance, eight players on their team have already scored at least two goals. Juan Quintero, Lucas Pratto and Rafael Borre have had very strong showings on the offence since the beginning if the season. Moreover, Real Madrid-coveted Exequiel Palacios could also steal the spotlight in the midfield during this match. Los Millionarios’ fans will undoubtedly hope to see these players dominate play and possession against Racing. Nevertheless, La Banda’s best asset might rely on its defence. Indeed, River Plate has conceded only 13 goals in sixteen matches. However, fighting off Racing’s attack could prove too big a challenge.
Indeed, Racing have the best offence in the league. They have been carried by the best scorer in the league: Lisandro Lopez. The Argentinian boasts an impressive 14 goals in 17 matches and he will probably add to his tally on Sunday. Additionally, Dario Cvitanich, Jonathan Cristaldo and Augusto Solari have also been deadly in front of the goals this season. Indeed, the three players combine for an additional fourteen goals. Racing Club have won 13 of their games behind this offensive force. However, and similarly to River Plate, the Racing are at their most impressive defensively. Indeed, Gabriel Arias has only let 10 goals past him this season. It will be a difficult task for River Plate, be it to score or keep a clean sheet. Therefore the league leaders are the favourites in this matchup.
Superliga Schedule Racing vs. River Plate
Racing Club has a very talented roster and enough firepower to break down any defence. Moreover, they are on a very positive run. River Plate also has a very deep team but might not be enough to defeat Racing Club. The league leaders will come away with the win in my opinion.
PICK: River Plate 0-2 Racing Club