River Plate vs Cerro Porteno, 2019 Copa Libertadores – Preview, Prediction, Match Details and Live Stream
The 2019 Copa Libertadores champions from River Plate will welcome Paraguayan side Cerro Porteno to Estadio Monumental in Buenos Aires on Thursday for the first leg of their quarter-final fight in the most prestigious continental club competition. Cerro Porteno’s best accomplishment is arriving at the semis, which they did on six events, most recently in 2011.
River Plate vs Cerro Porteno Team News
River Plate are coming off a tremendous 6-1 win over Racing Club the last break and are undefeated in their last six competitive games (W4, D2) in all competitions. Additionally, River Plate are undefeated in their last eight home trips (W6, D2). Javier Pinola, Leonardo Ponzio and Juan Fernando Quintero are all out due to injury.
River Plate have not astonished on the attacking end, yet somebody to watch is goalkeeper Franco Armani. The Argentina international played an immense role in the Round of 16 tie against Cruzeiro, and right presently he’s the team’s significant player.
River Plate needed to choose their destiny in a penalty shootout against Cruzeiro in the Round of 16; the two matches finished 0-0 yet River advanced via penalties. Up until this point, ‘La Banda Sangre’ stay undefeated in the competition regardless of winning only two out of eight possible matches (W2, D6).
Cerro Porteno have won only two of their last five games in all competitions (W2, D2, L1), and they have likewise lost only once in their last five away challenges (W3, D1, L1). The Paraguayan side are at full strength since there are no wounds worries on their end.
Nelson Haedo Valdez will have the responsibility of beating Armani and River Plate’s strong defensive line. The previous Paraguay international has three goals in the 2019 Copa Libertadores up until now and is known for playing at his best on the clutch.
Cerro Porteno defeated San Lorenzo in the Round of 16, securing a 0-0 draw away and winning 2-1 at home in the return leg. The Paraguayan side own a W5, D2, L1 mark in the 2019 Copa Libertadores, yet have won only once in their last four trips (W1, D2, L1).
River Plate vs Cerro Porteno Match Prediction
River Plate’s strength lies on the defensive side of the ball, while Cerro Porteno are known for being a team that can score against any opposition. Just four of Cerro’s games have had over 2.5 goals scored, while River’s matches have seen at least three goals thrice. This game ought to be very tight and it wouldn’t astonish in the event that it finishes in a draw, in spite of the fact that River may have a slight edge since they’re undefeated up until now while additionally playing at home.
Here is everything people need to know about when and where to watch River Plate vs Cerro Porteno match:
When is River Plate vs Cerro Porteno happening?
The River Plate vs Cerro Porteno match will happen on Friday, 23th August 2019 – 01:30 (UK).
Where is River Plate vs Cerro Porteno happening?
The River Plate vs Cerro Porteno match will be played at Estadio Monumental, Buenos Aires.
What TV channel is River Plate vs Cerro Porteno on?
The River Plate vs Cerro Porteno match will be broadcast via Fox Sports in Latin America. No broadcast in the UK region.
Where can people stream River Plate vs Cerro Porteno?
The River Plate vs Cerro Porteno match will be available live through Fox Sports GO and bet365 (where applicable).