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River Plate Cruzeiro betting prediction

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This is a very difficult match to analyse. Everyone is saying that River will win but we believe that the game will be much more close than predicted. As such we think that the Cruzeiro +0.5 at halftime Asian handicap odd is too high and does not reflect the reality of the match. 
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River Plate and Cruzeiro face off next Thursday at Monumental Nunez stadium on this match on this match of the quarter finals of the Copa Libertadores of America 2015. A match between two teams with very different roads. River was disappointing all around with only 7 points on 6 games played being the second worst qualified team.

Cruzeiro on the other hand, despite being still way below the expected for the former champions, still managed to finish first in group 3 with 11 points.

Analysis River Plate

After an excellent 2014 where they won the Clausura tournament, were crowned champions of the Copa Sul-Americana and finished second on the Torneo de Transicion. River Plate kept their key players maintaining the good exhibitions with it. They are currently 5th on the division with only one loss. They have the best attack of the competition with 24 goals averaging 2 per match. Now they are intent on maintaining their good moment on the Libertadores although they struggled through the group stages.

River’s group was not hard and still they disappointed almost being knocked out. Starting with a loss they then conceded 4 straight draws only surviving by winning their last match and getting some help from the leaders Tigres with a last round win. On the top 16 round they faced eternal rivals Boca. After a 1-0 win at home they were drawn 0-0 away until the match was suspended due to shameful events from the fans. Boca was later suspended and River went through.

Confirmed Lineup: Marcelo Barovero, Emanuel Mammana, Leonel Vangioni, Jonathan Maidana, Ramiro Funes Mori, Matías Kranevitter, Carlos Sánchez, Gonzalo Martínez, Leonardo Ponzio, Teófilo Gutiérrez, Rodrigo Mora.
Coach: Marcelo Gallardo.

Analysis Cruzeiro

Similarly to their next opponents, Cruzeiro also had problems getting out of the group stages. Despite not facing strong opposition they still gave up two draws and before starting their winning streak until a loss against Huracan placed them into a position of having to win their last match. They indeed won against Universitario Sucre and were qualified to the top 16 were they faced Sao Paulo.

 Agaisnt their brasilian rivals, Cruzeiro was dominated away with an inspired Fabio (the GK) managing to cling on the game only losing 1-0. At home, despite being the better team by far, Cruzeiro only managed to win by on goal. The match had to be decided on a penalty shootout where Cruzeiro was the victor.

Confirmed Lineup: Fábio, Mayke, Eugenio Mena, Manoel, Bill, Willians, Marquinhos, Henrique, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Leandro Damião, Willian.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the River Plate Cruzeiro match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the River Plate vs Cruzeiro match, on 22 May 2015, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Malta, goes to: Asian Handicap: Cruzeiro +0,5 first half ⇒ odd 1.60 at bet365.

👉 In which stadium will the River Plate Cruzeiro be played?

The River Plate vs Cruzeiro on 22 May 2015 will be played at Capital Federal, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti.


Copa Libertadores - 2015

  • 100% 138 / 138 Games

  • Home team wins 52.17%
  • Draws 22.46%
  • Away team wins 25.36%
  • Over 1.5 72.46%
  • Over 2.5 42.75%
  • Over 3.5 25.36%
  • Goals 345
  • Goals /match 2.5
  • Goals /match home 1.54
  • Goals /match away 0.96
  • Both teams score 38.41%
  • Goals after 80' 17.97%
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