Sarmiento vs. River Plate Pick & Prediction JUL 31TH 2022

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River vs. Sarmiento

A more than attractive football match awaits us this Sunday 7/31, since Marcelo Gallardo's River Plate will face off against Israel Damonte's Sarmiento de Junín. Although in the standings the difference between these groups is barely 4 points, the reality is that the riverplatenses have everything to gain if we consider that they play at home and, in addition, the quality of the names is much higher than a large part from the rest of Argentine football.

Damonte's men come from having an excellent championship in which they were close to qualifying for the Playoffs, but here they seem to find no direction since they added just 11 units in 10 games. As we can see, the sports predictions show a clear favoritism in favor of the Millionaire, something that they will have to reaffirm on the field if they intend to catch on in the fight for the current domestic tournament.

Last River 10 matches

Gallardo's men went through quite difficult moments in recent times, but everything would seem to indicate that little by little they are correcting the situation by dint of victories. More than hard blows were caused by Vélez de Alexander 'el Cacique' Medina, who achieved something that seemed impossible for an Argentine team: eliminate River in the round of 16 of the Copa Libertadores. In the first leg of that phase they won by just 1-0, an unfair result if we consider the overwhelming performance of those commanded by Medina, who should have won by at least 3 goals difference. In the second leg they were once again a hard nut to crack and broke the sports betting by drawing 0-0 at the Monumental. We must point out that, before playing the second leg, they lost to Huracán 3-2.

As best victories we can highlight the 1-5 against Unión in Santa Fe with 2 goals and 2 assists from Julián Álvarez, the 3-0 against Barracas Central for Copa Argentina, and the recent 0-3 vs Aldosivi, matches with what is indicated by the Argentina League predictions. They recently played against Vélez again but this time in the local tournament, a game that they tied again. Of all the 10 games, River won 5, lost 3 and drew 2, scoring 18 goals and conceding 10. The balance of goals is positive, as it stands at +8.

Last 10 Sarmiento matches

On the side of Junín, the record is much more negative than that of River, because we are talking about a team that, of the most recent 10, won only 3, drawing 2 and losing 5. What we must mention is that both economic and soccer power is much less than that of his future rival, which gives more merit to his won matches even if they are few. They got them against Argentinos Juniors 1-0, by fulfilling the Liga Argentina predictions vs. Patronato and winning 3-1, and they recently defeated Defense and Justice 2-0. There are several defeats, the most worrying being those suffered against Talleres de Córdoba by 2-0 and the recent 1-3 at home against Colón de Santa Fe.

In all these matches they were able to convert just 9 goals, suffering 13. This leaves a negative balance of -4 goals, something that undoubtedly worries DT Israel Damonte a lot.

Background between both

Due to the large number of years that Sarmiento spent in divisions lower than First, the history between these clubs is quite limited, having faced each other only 10 times. As indicated by the sports forecasts, River Plate has the advantage, as it won 7 of them, tied on 2 occasions and only 1 time could the Junín team win. His only victory was in the Metropolitan in 1982, a tournament that no longer exists today.

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El Millonario recently hired the services of Colombian center forward Miguel Borja, an excellent area 9 who, already in his first game, showed an enormous category facing the rival goal. Another very good reinforcement seems to be that of Solari, who as soon as he arrived from Chilean football showed a very interesting gambeta against Aldosivi. Esequiel Barco is a fast and punchy winger, while Lucas Beltrán is a young striker with a remarkable ability to score.

As for those from Junín, Sarmiento will have the presence of experienced striker Lisandro López, a former Racing Club. This veteran soccer player made most of his career in Europe and after a while he ended up in Sarmiento to give his best. Javier Toledo is another very good centre-forward specialist in demanding rivals.

Sports bets

In the field of sports betting, those from Gallardo have a clear favoritism, since their winning odds pay 1.36, a draw almost 5, and if Sarmiento wins they will pay you 9.1 The “Gana River” pick is an excellent option in case look for a bet to put together a combination of several games. The double chance “Sarmiento-empate” is listed at 3.2, something that seems quite unlikely to happen. However, a nice choice could be “Sarmiento +0.5 goals”, since River usually has defensive problems in most of its matches. To conclude, “River more than 2 goals” pays 1.9 and could also go out.

Ppcoming matches

The next 10 games to be played by "the band" are: Independiente (V), Newell's (L), Arsenal (V), Central Córdoba (L), Tigre (V), Barracas Central (L), the superclásico against Boca Juniors in La Bombonera, Banfield (L), San Lorenzo (V), and will play against Talleres in the Monumental.

Sarmiento's fixture indicates that he will play against: Lanús (L), Huracán (V), Godoy Cruz (L), Vélez (V), Gimnasia de La Plata (L), Aldosivi (V), Unión de Santa Fe (V) , Independiente (L), Newell's (V), and they will face Arsenal in Junín.

Television and schedules

Argentina: 8:30 p.m. ViX, TNT Sports, Star+.

Bolivia and Paraguay: 7:30 p.m. Star+, ViX.

Chile: 8:30 p.m. ESPN Chile, ViX.

Colombia, Ecuador and Peru: 6:30 p.m. Star+, ViX.

United States: 7:30 p.m. ViX, Paramount+.

Mexico: 6:30 p.m. Fanatiz Mexico, Star +, ViX.

Uruguay: 8:30 p.m. Star+, ViX.

Venezuela: 7:30 p.m. VIX.

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