Barracas Central vs River Plate Predictions

Barracas Central vs River Plate predictions for Saturday’s Argentina Primeira Division affair. River Plate are aiming to increase their lead at the top when they go head-to-head against Barracas Central at the Estadio Claudi Chiqui Tapia. Read on for our free predictions and betting tips.

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Barracas Central vs River Plate Predictions

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Battle of Opposites: Struggling Barracas Central Meets Dominant River Plate in Crucial Argentine Primera División Showdown

Key Stats
– River Plate’s Duo: Lucas Beltran and Esequiel Barco have 20 goals and seven assists combined.
– Barracas Tenacity: Managed to avoid defeat in seven of their last eight matches.
– River Dominance: 16 wins in 21 Primera Division matches.

This Saturday night marks a notable encounter in the Argentine Primera División as River Plate, the reigning leaders of the pack, take on Barracas Central, a team in the throes of struggle. The mighty River Plate squad intends to establish an impressive 13-point lead at the top of the table, turning the heat on their pursuers.

Barracas Central’s Uphill Battle

Promoted to the Primera División in 2021, Barracas Central have had an undeniably difficult time adapting to the accelerated pace of top-tier football. They find themselves in a lowly 20th position, trailing the leaders River Plate by a staggering 26 points. The Guapos concluded the first phase of the previous season in the 17th spot, and their performances this season indicate a continuing trend of struggle.


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However, it’s not all doom and gloom. Barracas Central have been exhibiting signs of resilience in recent weeks. Despite a rocky start to the season, they have managed to stave off defeat in seven of their last eight matches, losing only once. Their defensive resolve has also seen them hold their opponents to fewer than 2.5 goals in five of these games, although the challenge they face Saturday is significantly bigger.

River Plate’s Dominance

On the other end of the spectrum, River Plate’s mastery over the league is undisputed. Finishing second in the last season’s first phase, the Millionaires have bounced back in spectacular fashion. Currently, they stand ten points clear of their closest rival, Talleres Cordoba. A victory this weekend could see them extend this gap to an intimidating 13 points, depending on other match results.

River Plate have been a force to reckon with, boasting five consecutive victories in their last five Primera División games, scoring a total of twelve goals. Their offensive prowess coupled with their solid defence, which has kept the score to two or fewer goals in three of their recent games, paints a picture of a team in formidable form.

Tactical Analysis and Key Players

As we move closer to the impending clash, a look at the available line-ups gives further insight. For Barracas Central, the absence of Lucas Lopez and Nicolas Capraro is a blow, but Francisco Alvarez and Nicolas Tolosa are expected to hold the fort in defence.

Meanwhile, River Plate will be without their defensive midfielder Bruno Zuculini due to a cruciate ligament injury. However, their striking duo, Lucas Beltran and Esequiel Barco, boasting a combined tally of 20 goals and seven assists this season, will likely cause trouble for the Barracas defence.


Given the above data, an Over 4.5 goals prediction is a bold yet plausible one. River Plate’s potent attack, which averages nearly 2 goals per game, and Barracas Central’s improving form are promising indicators. Moreover, considering River Plate’s dominant form and Barracas Central’s defensive issues, a 4-1 victory for River Plate could be worth a small stake in the correct score market.

River Plate’s performance in all competitions and their impressive 16 wins in 21 Primera Division matches this season fortify this prediction. On the other hand, Barracas Central’s defensive vulnerability, evidenced by the 27 goals they’ve conceded this season, provides further weight to this claim.

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Luca Semproni was born in Italy and loves Italian football to the core. A well-known Youtuber in the tipping space, he has collaborated with BettingTips4You for several years, providing great tips, especially on the Italian football and European Cups. A disillusioned Roma fan!