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04 Jan 2021
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Eddy Tora 04 Jan 2021
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  • River Plate vs Palmeiras predictions for Wednesday’s Copa Libertadores match
  • Match is being played at 12.30am GMT at Estadio Libertadores de América
  • Palmeiras are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches
  • I am backing Palmeiras to earn a 1-1 draw in Buenos Aires
  • Full match preview and predictions
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Palmeiras are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches (Getty Images)

River Plate vs Palmeiras Predictions


River Plate host Palmeiras in the Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg. These clubs are evenly matched which should ensure a close contest in Buenos Aires.

  • River Plate are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches (all competitions).
  • Palmeiras are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches (all competitions).
  • Palmeiras are undefeated in their last 8 away matches (Copa Libertadores).
  • Palmeiras have drawn 2 of their last 3 away matches (Copa Libertadores).

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.

River Plate Form


River Plate are undefeated in 11 of their last 12 matches in all competitions. The Buenos Aires club got past Uruguayan club Nacional 8-2 on aggregate in the Copa Libertadores quarter-finals.

Marcelo Gallardo’s side qualified for Group A in the Liga Profesional Argentina. They won 3-1 at Huracan before a 2-1 home win against Arsenal Sarandi.

River Plate’s last match was a 2-2 draw at Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors. They went 1-0 down, took a 2-1 lead against 10 men but conceded an equaliser after Enzo Perez was sent off.

River Plate Injuries & Team News


River Plate have a full strength side available. 

Midfielder Enzo Perez was sent off against Boca Juniors but is available here.

Palmeiras Form


Palmeiras are undefeated in 19 of their last 21 matches in all competitions. The São Paulo club drew 1-1 at Libertad in the Copa Libertadores quarter-final first leg before a 3-0 win in Brazil.

Abel Ferreira’s side returned to the Brazilian Serie A with a 2-0 defeat at Internacional. Palmeiras then reached the Brazilian Cup final after a 3-1 aggregate victory over América Mineiro.

Palmeiras’s last Serie A match was a 1-0 home win against Red Bull Bragantino. Gabriel Menino assisted Luiz Adriano for the winner.

Palmeiras Injuries & Team News


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

River Plate vs Palmeiras Tips

What is the River Plate vs Palmeiras best bet?

Palmeiras are undefeated in their last 8 away matches in the Copa Libertadores with a draw the best bet.

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Verdict

Palmeiras will be looking for a draw in the first leg and have the talent to secure it in Argentina.

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