RIVER PLATE VS EMELEC PREVIEW & PREDICTION
River Plate and Emelec face at Estadio Monumental Antonio Vespucio Liberti, in a match for this phase of the Copa Libertadores (Group Stage). The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Attention to the home factor, since the River Plate usually conquer different results at home and away.
After 1 win and 2 draws, the home team is currently in the 2nd position, with 5 points won. In the last match, they won by (0-1) away against Emelec, after in the previous match, they tied (0-0) at home with Santa Fe. This is a stronger team with the support of their aficion, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 31 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Arsenal by (0-3). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, River Plate won 6, tied 3 and lost 1. Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 5 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 7 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
If River Plate is currently not in the leadership of its group, it is because of the tiebreaker criteria, but the team knows that it has all the conditions to assume the leadership and at least wants to do its part. At home it will be very difficult to lose, even more to a team that does not go through a good phase in the competition, so following the logic should commemorate the victory at the end of the match. It is evident that football is played within the four lines and that is where the team must show its quality, being that if it maintains a good rhythm of play it should not be difficult to achieve what you want.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 1 point won, after 1 draw and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Flamengo, by (1-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against River Plate, by (0-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches, with 23 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 11 conceded. The team comes to this match after a loss outside with Delfin by (3-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Emelec won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Their defense has not been very solid, as they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, but their attack has scored with regularity, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 13 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The situation of Emelec in the Copa Libertadores is quite delicate and the team knows that to remain with chances to achieve the qualification will need to win this game, since a stumble would practically confirm its elimination. His current duel is against a very strong team and that the previous day and defeated him, so in addition to having a great performance would need to have a bit of luck too, because only then can conquer the three points.
PREDICTION: Over 2.5 goals @ 1.83