River Plate vs Colon Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction

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River Plate vs Colon Argentinian League Preview: Match Lineup, News & Prediction
River Plate vs Colon - who will come out on top?

Get the latest updates and insights on the upcoming match River Plate vs Colon, including match predictions, lineups, and news. Don’t miss out on the action as these two powerhouse teams face off in what promises to be an exciting game.

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Liga Professional match between River Plate vs Colon.

River Plate vs Colon Match Details:

League: Liga Professional

Venue: Estadio Mas Monumental, Capital Federal, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Time: 06th July, 06.00 am

River Plate vs Colon Preview:

River Plate

It’s matchday 23 of the Liga Professional as league leaders River Plate welcome Colon at the Estadio Mas Monumental on Thursday. A five game winning streak came to an end in River Plate’s 2-1 loss to Barracas Central. Martin Demichellis made a whole lot of changes to his squad after their COPA Libertadores exploits last week, gaining qualification to the next round. This was only their fourth loss of the season as they still sit top with 50 points to their name and a 9 point gap between themselves and second placed Talleres. The lead could’ve been narrowed down to 7, however the latter were held to a 1-1 draw against Godoy Cruz.

This loss has certainly raised eyebrows in terms of Demichellis’ squad depth, however there is no denying that Los Millonarios have easily been the best team in the country. River Plate have the second-best home record in the division, with 9 wins and 1 loss in 10 home games – having scored 19 and conceded only 5 in the process. With Demichellis expected to get his preferred XI back on Thursday, River Plate should be able to get a routine victory out of this this one.

Colon

Colon on the other hand sit 23rd in the table, with 24 points in 22 matches. They have only 4 wins this campaign, the joint lowest among all teams in the division. Nestor Gorosito come into this game on the back of a 4-0 defeat to Racing Club at home, allowing the visitors a total tally of 19 shots in the game. Colon also have an abysmal award record in the league, winless in their last 5 away matches – and with one win in their 10 away games, scoring just 6 in the process. This lack of form will be concerning for Gorosito, especially with their Thursday’s opponents having a robust defense. One positive for Colon has been their resilient defense and shutting down their opponents.

Despite winning on just 4 occasions, they have a league high tally of 12 draws while having conceded just 9 on their travels – which is less than a goal per game and better than the top 2 in the league, River Plate and Tallares. Although they enter this matchup as underdogs, Colon will take confidence from the fact that they won the previous meeting between the two sides on home turf – however, have failed to get anything from the Estadio Mas Monumental since 2013.

River Plate vs Colon Prediction:

River Plate 2-0 Colon


Key Stats for River Plate and Colon:

Goals:

River Plate: L. Beltran (9), I. Fernandez, M. Borja (4)

Colon: R. Abila (6), E. Meza, J. Benitez (2)

Assists: 

River Plate: P. Solari (5), M. Casco (4), E. Barco (3)

Colon: R. Abila, R. Delgado (3), E. Meza (2)

Tackles:

River Plate: R. Aliendro (32), E. Diaz (27), E. Perez (25)

Colon: F. Garces (31), E. Meza (29), S. Pierotti (24)

Interceptions:

River Plate: L. Pirez (35), E. Perez (25), P. Diaz (16)

Colon: F. Garces (29), E. Meza (24), P. Goltz (22)

Chances Created:

River Plate: I. Fernandez (44), L. Beltran (31), E. Barco (25)

Colon: E. Meza (25), R. Delgado (23), C. Aruna (18)


River Plate vs Colon Possible Lineups:

River Plate: Armani; Rojas, Maidana, Diaz; Herrera, Fernandez, Palavecino, Barco, Gomez; Rondon, Borja

Colon: Chicco; Meza, Garces, Nardelli, Goltz; Picco, Moreyra, Teuten, Perlaza; Farias, Abila

Unavailable Players:

River Plate: B. Zuculini, E. Lopez, H. Martinez, M. Suarez, T. Lecanda

Colon: R. Delgado, J. Ibanez


River Plate vs Colon Fantasy Combination:

Gk: I. Chicco

Def: P. Diaz, M. Harrera, R. Rojas, J. Maidana

Mid: I. Fernandez (vC), F. Farias, L. Pico

Fwd: R. Abila, M. Borja (C), S. Rondon

Captaincy Picks:

M. Borja, S. Rondon, I. Fernandez

Grand League Picks:

M. Harrera, R. Abila, F. Farias