Stadium: Mineirao (Belo Horizonte).
Surprisingly, River Plate have an opportunity to pay the price for Boca Juniors. After all, Atletico Mineiro knocked the Genoese out of the draw in the Copa Libertadores last 16. Incidentally, River are the previous Argentine club to remain in the most prestigious South American tournament pool.
Immediately after winning the return leg against Argentina Juniors, River Plate secured two wins in the Argentinian championship, over Union and Lanús. But a decent continuation did not follow. They had a draw at the Monumental against Atlético Juracan, an Argentina Cup exit against Boca and an away defeat against Godoy Cruz. For the match against Atletico Mineiro, River are approaching the game in weak form. Argentina’s hopefuls look, to put it mildly, unconvincing ahead of a match against a top Brazilian team.
Atletico Mineiro have one defeat in their last five games, away to Bayeux. However, that match was a cup game, and despite that, the team from Belo Horizonte continue to fight for the second most important trophy in Brazilian football. Atletico Mineiro won all their other games in the period and, after beating Juventude, the Roosters topped the Serie A standings. The away statistics for Atletico Mineiro are the best in Serie A, with six wins in eight games, two defeats, and a 9-6 goal difference.
Expert Betting Tips
The bookmakers believe River Plate to be a big enough favourite. We don’t think so. The Argentines have not played their best in recent matches, and there is a sense of uncertainty in the Millionaires’ performance. On the other hand, Atletico Mineiro are in good form. They’re mentally and psychologically sound, and the away team performs brilliantly. We believe that Atletico Mineiro are underestimated. In terms of the outcome, we are betting on a draw. We want to offer our betting odds for this game: Тotal Under (2) for 1.80, 2X for 1.97, Handicap 2 (0) for 3.15.