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11 Jan 2021
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Eddy Tora 11 Jan 2021
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  • Palmeiras vs River Plate predictions for Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores match
  • Match is being played at 12.30am GMT at Allianz Parque in São Paulo
  • Palmeiras have won their last 4 matches
  • I am backing Palmeiras to win with River Plate losing by 2+ goals in their last 2 matches
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Palmeiras beat River Plate 3-0 in the Copa Libertadores last week (Getty Images)

Palmeiras vs River Plate Predictions


Palmeiras are in fine form and have a big advantage against a River Plate side chasing a 3-0 deficit. The Brazilian club can win again to reach the Copa Libertadores final.

  • Palmeiras have won to nil in their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Palmeiras have won 3-0 in their last 2 matches against River Plate (Copa Libertadores).
  • River Plate have lost to nil & by 2+ goals in their last 2 matches (all competitions).

Head to Head


These clubs met in the 1999 Copa Libertadores semi-finals. River Plate won 1-0 in Argentina before Palmeiras won 3-0 in Brazil to advance to the final.

Palmeiras won 3-0 in Argentina in the semi-final first leg last week. They were 2-0 up when River were reduced to 10 men and went on with the job.

Palmeiras Form


Palmeiras are undefeated in 21 of their last 23 matches in all competitions. The São Paulo club have won four consecutive matches to nil.

Abel Ferreira’s side won 1-0 at home against Red Bull Bragantino in Serie A. Gabriel Menino assisted Luiz Adriano for the winner. 

Palmeiras won 2-0 at América Mineiro in the Copa do Brazil with Luiz Adriano and Rony on target. 

The Brazilian club won 3-0 at River Plate in the Copa Libertadores with the hosts reduced to 10 men in the 60th minute. It was an emphatic win in the semi-final first leg with Rony, Luiz Adriano and Matias Viña scoring the goals.

Palmeiras retuned to Serie A with a 1-0 win at Sport Recife. Willian scored the winner as Ferreira rested a number of first team regulars.

Palmeiras Injuries & Team News


Palmeiras are missing injured defensive midfielder Felipe Melo and winger Wesley.

Expect Luiz Adriano to come back into the starting side after scoring in his last three matches.

River Plate Form


River Plate had gone undefeated in 11 of 12 matches in all competitions but have lost the last two. The dip in form couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Buenos Aires club.

Marcelo Gallardo’s side drew 2-2 at Boca Juniors. They went 1-0 down and took a 2-1 lead against 10 men but conceded an equaliser after Enzo Perez was sent off.

River Plate’s ill discipline cost them again in a 3-0 home defeat to Palmeiras in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg. They were 2-0 down when Jorge Carrascal was sent off.

River Plate lost 2-0 at home against Independiente on Sunday. Gallardo made two changes at half time but they couldn’t find a way back.

River Plate Injuries & Team News


River Plate attacking midfielder Jorge Carrascal is suspended after getting sent off in the first leg.

Palmeiras vs River Plate Tips

What is the Palmeiras vs River Plate best bet?

Palmeiras have won their last 4 matches and River Plate have lost their last 2 matches, Palmeiras to win is the best bet.

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Verdict

Palmeiras are in the driving seat with a 3-0 advantage in the tie. River Plate will have to come out and attack here which will leave them vulnerable on the counter attack.

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