Supercopa Argentina is a fairly new competition, considering that it was established in 2012. Basically, you can think of it as the Super Cup of Argentina. Same as the Spanish Super Cup, this match also pits the winner of the Cup and the winner of the national league against one another. This year, the two teams in question are Boca Juniors and River Plate, two legendary sides whose rivalry is famous around the world.
Despite being around only a couple of years, this competition has massive importance both to Boca and River. Why? Because neither side has won it yet! Both teams played in the Supercopa two times, but failed to win the trophy.
All considered, the 5th Supercopa Argentina is going to be a match to remember. We’re bound to see a memorable spectacle at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas this Wednesday evening. You can make it even more exciting by placing a bet on this game. If you need some help with making a decision, make sure to take a look at this match preview, at the end of which are a couple of useful betting tips.
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate: Match Preview
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate is probably the biggest derby in South America, so you can be sure neither side is going to lack motivation in this duel. This means that the player quality is what’s probably going to decide this match. And when it comes to the quality, Boca has a big advantage over their arch-rival.
Of course, the history has thought us that you can never know what will happen in games between Boca Juniors & River Plate. However, this season, it seems that Boca has much better players. Unfortunately, the chances are that their top scorer, Dario Benedetto, is going to be out of the team for a while because of an injury. The same goes for Boca’s captain, Fernando Gago.
However, judging by Boca’s recent form in the league, should not have big problems winning this game. They’re currently on the top of the table, with two times as many points as River Plate. But, maybe because of that River Plate will have extra motivation in this game. Beating Boca on Wednesday would be winning one trophy this year.
Same as Boca Juniors, River Plate has a couple of injury worries ahead of this game. However, most of their key players are fit and ready for this match, apart from the captain, Leonardo Ponzio. Unfortunately, even with the best players in the squad, this team hasn’t been that impressive. In fact, they’ve won only once in previous 6 matches.
The good news is that the win has come at the right moment. It happened this Sunday, at the right time to boost their confidence for the clash with Boca. Still, to be completely honest, River weren’t too impressive in that match. They won it 1:0 after the opponent scored an own goal in the 3rd minute of the stoppage time.
Boca Juniors absentees:
- Dario Benedetto (injury)
- Fernando Gago (injury)
River Plate absentees:
Boca Juniors: Rossi – Magallan, Goltz, Fabra, Jara – Barrios, Perez, Nandez – Cardona, Pavon, Tevez
River Plate: Armani – Pinola, Montiel, Saracchi Pintos, Casco – Zuculini, De La Cruz Arcosa, Ignacio Fernandez, Gonzalo Martinez – Borre, Scocco
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate Match Prediction
I think Boca juniors will win their first Supercopa trophy this Wednesday. They have better players, not to mention that they’re in a much better form than River Plate. Of course, this probably isn’t going to be an easy game, so we might not witness too many goals.
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate Betting Tips
Boca Juniors @2.37 (bet365)
Under 2.5 Goals @1.64 (bet365)