Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate prediction, odds & betting tips – 25/05/2024

Argentinos Juniors will host River Plate in the next round of Primera Division (Liga Profesional) on Saturday, 25 May.

Will River Plate win their third match in a row at the start of the championship or will Argentinos Jrs find a way to surprise them? Read our Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate prediction to find out, but also check our other Primera Division betting tips.

Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate prediction
Can River Plate win third game in a row? – Photo by Icon Sport

Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate prediction: A narrow win for the guests

This is a duel between two teams similar in quality, but with River Plate in better form, we can see them getting the three points from this match.

Key stats

  • Argentinos Jrs have lost four of their last five games in all competitions.
  • River Plate have beaten Argentinos Juniors three times in their last five H2H meetings.
  • We saw both teams score in six of the last 10 River Plate's matches across the board.
  • Both teams have scored in four of the previous five H2H duels between these two teams.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies favouring River Plate

  • HOME: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.40%
  • DRAW: 21/10 (3.10) – 32.30%
  • AWAY: 1/1 (2.00) – 50.00%

Looking at these Argentinos Juniors vs River Plate odds, we can see that the guests are the expected winners, although not by a huge margin, which makes sense given that Argentinos Juniors are a good team.

However, they are also on a bad run at the moment and struggling to find their best form, while River Plate has done well recently, with four wins in their last six matches in all competitions.

In any case, if you enjoyed our predictions for this duel, make sure to also look at our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: River Plate with a better record

Argentina Copa de la Liga Profesional 28/01/24

River Plate

River Plate

1
Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

1

Argentina Copa de la Liga Profesional 21/08/23

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

0
River Plate

River Plate

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 12/02/23

River Plate

River Plate

2
Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 03/10/22

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

0
River Plate

River Plate

3

Argentina Liga Profesional 10/04/22

River Plate

River Plate

4
Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

2

With three wins over Argentinos Juniors in their last five meetings, River Plate have done better in this matchup recently. The situation is similar when it comes to the overall H2H record between these teams: 23-27-17 in favour of River Plate.

Argentinos Juniors preview: Hoping to find their best form

After finishing second in their group in Copa de la Liga Profesional, things started to go wrong for Argentinos Juniors. They lost in the playoff semi-final in that competition after losing to Velez on penalties, on top of which they've lost all chances of getting out of their Copa Libertadores group. Overall, Argentinos Jrs have lost four of their last five games in all competitions, so they are desperate for a good result.

Meanwhile, Alan Rodriguez is the only player on the team's injury list at the moment, but Francisco Alvarez is suspended ahead of this match.

Predicted Lineup: D. Rodriguez – Santamaria, Godoy, Palacio, Vega – Lescano, Gamara, Oroz – Gondou, Heredia, Romero

Argentina Liga Profesional 12/06/24

W

Central Cordoba

Central Cordoba

1

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

2

Argentina Cup 05/06/24

W

Atletico Rafaela

Atletico Rafaela

0

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 01/06/24

L

Belgrano

Belgrano

1

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

0

Copa Sudamericana 28/05/24

W

Nacional Asuncion

Nacional Asuncion

1

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

2

Argentina Liga Profesional 25/05/24

W

River Plate

River Plate

0

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

1

River Plate preview: Looking for a third win in a row

Although they entered the Copa de la Liga Profesional playoffs as the top team in their group, second overall, River Plate suffered a tough loss to their archrivals Boca Juniors in the quarter-finals. On the bright side, River Plate have started the new season of Liga Profesional with two wins in a row and they've already secured their place in the Round of 16 in the Copa Libertadores.

When it comes to team news, Manuel Lanzini and Ramiro Funes Mori are currently on the sidelines with injuries.

Predicted Lineup: Armani – Sant'Anna, P. Diaz, Gonzalez Pirez, E. Diaz – Simon, Fonseca, Barco – Echeverri – Borja, Solari

Argentina Liga Profesional 13/06/24

L

Deportivo Riestra

Deportivo Riestra

2

River Plate

River Plate

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 02/06/24

W

CA Tigre

CA Tigre

1

River Plate

River Plate

3

Copa Libertadores 31/05/24

W

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

0

River Plate

River Plate

2

Argentina Liga Profesional 25/05/24

L

Argentinos Jrs

Argentinos Jrs

1

River Plate

River Plate

0

Argentina Cup 22/05/24

L

Club Atletico Temperley

Club Atletico Temperley

1 (5)

River Plate

River Plate

1 (4)

Player to watch: Miguel Borja

With 17 goals in all competitions this season, the experienced Colombian striker is River Plate's top scorer, although he has failed to score in the first two rounds of Liga Profesional.

Miguel Borja
Borja looking for his first goal in the league this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Will Borja score with his head?

Six of Borja's 17 goals across all competitions this season have come after headers. So, betting on him to score another one is worth taking a punt.


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.