River Plate receive Palmeiras at Estadio Libertadores de América today for the first-leg match of the 2020 Copa Libertadores semifinals. This is a clash of titans between two teams with huge expectations. The Argentine side wants to reach the tournament's final for a third time in a row, while the Brazilian team wants to fight for the title once again after having reached the deciding game for the last time in 2000. Here you will find everything there is to know about this exciting game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, and how to watch or live stream it in the US.
River once again land in the semis of this tournament after going to four of the last five semifinals of the tournament, going to two finals and winning one championship. They will continue their streak after playing in the 2018 and 2019 Copa Libertadores finals but their rivals won’t make anything easy for them.
Palmeiras will try to finally make that last step before landing in the final of this tournament. The Brazilian team have been very close to playing in the biggest game of all but they have found big rivals that ruined their plans in past editions. Now they’re looking like a serious candidate to win this tournament and will try to continue their good pace when they visit River.
River Plate vs Palmeiras: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, 5 January, 2021
Time: 7:30 PM ET
Location: Estadio Libertadores de América, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires
River Plate vs Palmeiras: Time By State In The U.S.
ET: 7:30 PM
CT: 6:30 PM
MT: 5:30 PM
PT: 4:30 PM
River Plate vs Palmeiras: Top Scorers
River Plate: Rafael Borré (6)
Palmeiras: Luiz Adriano (4)
River Plate vs Palmeiras: Storylines and Head-To-Head
River Plate started this year at a high pace, going against archrivals Boca Juniors and getting a 2-2 draw in a game full of hard fouls and plays that raised a lot of eyebrows in Argentina. Now the challenge is different since they’re fighting for a spot in the final of the most important tournament of the continent.
Palmeiras are having a very good moment, too, winning a series of games across every competition and they’ll try to keep things like that when they visit Los Millonarios. The Brazilians want to finally play in the final and win a trophy that has been elusive for them in the last years.
This will be their third encounter in this competition, with River winning one match and Palmeiras winning the other.
How to watch or live stream online River Plate vs Palmeiras in the U.S.
Fanatiz USA, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español will broadcast this game between two of the biggest teams in South America in the United States.
River Plate vs Palmeiras: Predictions and Odds
This is a very complicated and hard-to-predict game. Both teams come inspired after getting some good results in recent games. Perhaps this will be a very entertaining game with over three goals that could end in a tie.
However, oddsmakers have a clear favorite for today's match at the Libertadores de América Stadium: the Argentine side. According to Caliente, River Plate have odds of -118, while Palmeiras have odds of +350. A tie would result in a +235 payout.
* Odds via Caliente