River Plate vs Deportivo Tachira prediction, odds & betting tips – 31/05/2024

River Plate and Deportivo Tachira will meet in the last round of Copa Libertadores group stages on Friday, 31 May.

Will River Plate justify the favourite's tag in this match or will Deportivo Tachira surprise us all? Find out from our River Plate vs Deportivo Tachira prediction, but remember to also look at our other Copa Libertadores predictions.

River Plate vs Deportivo Tachira prediction
Easy job for River against Tachira? – Photo by Icon Sport

River Plate vs Deportivo Tachira prediction: A confident win for the hosts

Even though River Plate can secure the top spot in the group with a draw here, they have been in good form and we don't see them missing a chance to get another win in front of their fans.

Key Stats

  • River Plate have won to nil in three of their last five matches across the board.
  • The first duel between these teams in the group has ended in a 2-0 win for River Plate.
  • Deportivo Tachira have lost three of their last four games in all competitions, twice without scoring a goal.
  • Miguel Borja is River Plate's top scorer in Copa Libertadores this season with three goals.

Pre-game odds and win probability: River Plate the absolute favourites 

  • HOME: 1/12 (1.08) – 92.30%
  • DRAW: 15/2 (8.50) – 11.80%
  • AWAY: 18/1 (19.00) – 5.30%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It's clear from these River Plate vs Deportivo Tachira odds that the hosts are the expected winners and it's not even close, which is understandable just by looking at the group standings.

After all, River Plate are at the top of the group and likely to finish first, while Deportivo Tachira are last in the standings with one point from five matches they played.

In any case, if you liked our predictions for this match, remember to check out our top betting tips for today as well.

Last five H2Hs: Not many meetings so far

This will be the fourth time that River Plate and Deportivo Tachira meet. Until now, two matches have ended in a draw and River Plate have won one of them.

River Plate preview: Close to securing the top spot

Ahead of the final round of Copa Libertadores group stages, River Plate are sitting at the top of their group, three points ahead of Nacional. They've already secured their place in Round of 16 of the competition, but at least a draw in their duel with Deportivo Tachira will also secure them first place and an easier opponent in the next stage.

When it comes to team news, Manuel Lanzini, Ignacio Fernandez, and Ramiro Funes Mori are currently out with injuries.

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

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)

Argentina Liga Profesional 18/05/24

W

Belgrano

Belgrano

0

River Plate

River Plate

3

Deportivo Tachira preview: Just waiting for the end

With just one point from five matches in Copa Libertadores so far, Deportivo Tachira are pretty much bound for the last-place finish in their group, unless they can miraculously pull off a win at River Plate.

Meanwhile, Yanniel Hernandez will miss this match to serve a suspension.

Predicted Lineup: Camargo – Vivas, Gutierrez, N. Hernandez – Vargas, Chacon, Cova, Saggiomo – Uribe, Mendoza – J. Hernandez

Copa Libertadores 31/05/24

L

River Plate

River Plate

2

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

0

Copa Libertadores 15/05/24

L

Nacional De Football

Nacional De Football

1

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

0

Copa Libertadores 08/05/24

D

Libertad Asuncion

Libertad Asuncion

1

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

1

Copa Libertadores 24/04/24

L

Nacional De Football

Nacional De Football

2

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

1

Venezuela Primera Division 20/04/24

L

Deportivo La Guaira

Deportivo La Guaira

1

Deportivo Tachira

Deportivo Tachira

0

Player to watch: Miguel Borja

The experienced Colombian forward is River Plate's top scorer in Copa Libertadores this season with three goals, to which he added a couple of assists as well.

Miguel Borja
Borja looking for his fourth goal in Copa Libertadores this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Will Borja score first?

We said that Borja has scored three goals in Copa Libertadores this season and the goals have come in two games. In both, Broja scored the first goal of the match.


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.