Sporting Cristal will be playing against River Plate in a CONMEBOL Libertadores football match scheduled to take place on Thursday, May 25th, 2023, in South America, check the Sporting Cristal vs River Plate betting tip 2023 to win with your bets.
Stadium and City where Sporting Cristal vs River Plate will occur
This match will take place on May 25th, 2023 at 00:00h (UTC). Sporting Cristal team will try to take advantage of the fact that they play at home since the match will occur at Estadio Nacional de Lima stadium, in the city of Lima. This is something significant to consider when predicting since in the CONMEBOL Libertadores the home field factor usually makes a lot of difference.
Where to follow the live game
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Introduction to the Sporting Cristal vs River Plate betting tip 2023
The Libertadores is the kind of competition that doesn’t usually give much of a chance to the so-called “underdogs.” A proof of this is that since 2000 only 5 teams have won the title for the first time.
Another historical factor that corroborates this information is the concentration of trophies; over the more than 60 years of the Libertadores’ history, Brazilian and Argentine teams have won more than 70% of the titles played in the main club competition in the Americas.
The CONMEBOL Libertadores competition is in the Group Stage.
The Sporting Cristal team in their last five matches has produced solid performances, while River Plate has been more irregular.
It was on 20-04-2023 when these two teams last clashed on the field. That match, which ended with the 4-2 win for River Plate, was valid for the 2023 season of the CONMEBOL Libertadores.
With a negative campaign, Sporting Cristal comes into this game with three points in 3rd place in Group D of the CONMEBOL Libertadores, having lost 2 games in total and winning only 1 game, as well as a total of 0 draws.
If the CONMEBOL Libertadores were to conclude now, the Sporting Cristal team would be going to the the Copa Sul-Americana, since they are in the position 3 of the group. However, with 3 games still to play, Sporting Cristal can still reach the position 1 on the league table and can get a maximum of 12 points if they win their remaining matches.
Sporting Cristal analysis
Sporting Cristal come from a victory in the last match. The game against Real Garcilaso, valid for the Primera Division, ended with a 3-2. The team coached by T. Retzalff Nunes lined up in a 4-3-3 formation.
At the moment, in the Primera Division, the Sporting Cristal emblem has 7 wins, 1 defeat and 7 draws, thus obtaining a total of 28 points after 15 rounds, ranking them in 3rd place. Adding to this data, the Sporting Cristal team goes with a total of 27 goals scored and 15 goals conceded.
The Sporting Cristal team seeks to control the game by trying to achieve an average ball possession of 65%. This is based on the observation that ball possession above 50% typically gives teams some control over their opponents.
Best goalscorer from Sporting Cristal
At the individual level in the team’s offensive line, we have to highlight Irven Avila. With 3 goals on his own, the Attacker has been instrumental in helping the Sporting Cristal team achieving several victories this season.
It remembers that we cannot ignore this current generation of River Plate. Since the beginning of the championship, with a very competitive team, it was already considered one of the 3 favorites for the title. So it has everything to win this clash.
River Plate comes into this game with 3 points, and in 4th place in Group D of the CONMEBOL Libertadores, having won 1 game in total, having lost 2 games, plus a total of 0 draws.
If the CONMEBOL Libertadores were to conclude now, the River Plate team would be out of the qualification for the next round, since they are in the position 4 of the group. However, with 3 games still to play, River Plate can still reach the position 1 on the league table and can get a maximum of 12 points if they win their remaining matches.
River Plate analysis
On the other hand, the visiting team arrives at this match after a victory in the last round. In a dispute valid for Superliga, River Plate, who used a 4-2-3-1 formation, faced the Platense team with a final score of 2-1.
At the moment, in the Superliga, the River Plate emblem has 13 wins, 3 defeats and 1 draw, giving them a total of 40 points after 17 rounds, ranking them in 1st place. Also, the River Plate team goes with a total of 29 goals scored and 9 goals conceded.
River Plate is a more offensive team than Sporting Cristal, having 322 attacks vs. 200 from Sporting Cristal, having scored 6 times, in comparison, Sporting Cristal converted into goal 5 times.
Best goalscorer from River Plate
At the individual level, in this competition’s offensive sector, it is worth mentioning Lucas Beltrán. The Attacker has already scored 3 goals in the competition, being extremely important for River Plate, who have benefited from his performances several times to achieve essential triumphs.
It should also be noted that 1 of the goals scored by the player were from the penalty spot.
Bet suggestions for this game:
Suggestion to bet on the favorite
Looking at the difference in aspirations of the teams and the campaign so far in this CONMEBOL Libertadores, it is evident that the River Plate team has good chances to win the match. So a good opportunity is to bet on River Plate to win at Bet365, with odds of 1.62 is one of the bookmakers paying better at the moment.
Goals Top Betting Tips
A good time to bet for those watching the live game is in the 75-90 minute period where most goals happen.
Since River Plate has an average of 1 goal per game when playing away from home, the market for under 2.5 goals can also be a good alternative. This option can be very good, considering that River Plate does not concede goals playing outside their stadium.
Currently, at Bet365, the odds for the Total Goals Under 2.5 market are quoted at 1.9.
Betting on goals
River Plate has an average of 2 goals scored, while Sporting Cristal concedes on average 1.5 goals per match. With this and with the fact that the under 2.5 market usually gives good returns in CONMEBOL Libertadores, a good bet would be to place this bet at Bet365. The odds of 1.9 are pretty attractive.
Corners Top Betting Tips
Something to explore in order to get favorable betting results is noting the average of 6.42 corners per game which one can get by combining the number of corners of both teams.
Sporting Cristal is usually quite offensive in their matches, and this has resulted in a high average of corner kicks in the competition. Currently, the team averages 6.5 corners per game played. Therefore, it might be interesting to bet on the over corner kicks of Sporting Cristal in this match.
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Sporting Cristal vs River Plate betting tip 2023: FAQ
The match will be played on May 25th, 2023, Thursday.
The match will take place at the Estadio Nacional de Lima stadium in Lima.
The last time these teams faced each other was in CONMEBOL Libertadores match, referring to the 2023 season, and ended with a 4-2 result for River Plate.
For this match, the probability indicates that the net is more likely to swing between 75-90 minutes.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bet365!