The Boca Juniors vs River Plate friendly will be played this Saturday, February 1, 2014 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. The Millonarios and Xeneizes will play the last ‘Superclasico’ during the Torneo de Verano 2014 friendlies. During the first friendly two weeks ago, the rivals tied 1-1, and last week River Plate won 2-0.
The third friendly version of this rivalry will be much more intense considering the start of the Argentine Primera Division 2013-2014 Torneo Final will begin shortly on February 7. For this reason, it is expected that both teams will use starting lineups which will closely resemble those that will be used at the start of the season.
To make this match even more interesting, the winner will take the ‘Copa Luis B. Nofal as a prize. Therefore, if after 90 minutes the game ends in a tie, they will decide the victor on penalty shootouts.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Prediction
The Boca vs River rivalry is intense no matter what the circumtances of the match are. Although the game in Mendoza in just a friendly, both teams will go out there in full force to attempt and defeat their top rival. Boca Juniors has an extra urge to win this match because the ‘Xeneizes’ have not had the best preseason, plus they will not want to lose against River twice within a week. The Boca Juniors vs River Plate match will end in a 2-1 win for Boca.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate TV Schedule
The Boca Juniors vs River Plate match will NOT be televised in the USA. In South American nations, the game will be televised on the FOX Sports channel.
Boca Juniors vs River Plate Highlights
The Boca Juniors vs River Plate video highlights will be posted soon after the end of the match.