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Jul 4, 2022 at 1am UK at Estadio Tomás Adolfo Ducó
Huracan
3 - 2
River Plate
Galvan (37'), Cristaldo (63', 71' pen.)
Fattori (57'), Soto (87')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Gonzalez Pirez (69'), Alvarez (90+3')
Zuculini (14'), Pochettino (19')
Maidana (30')

Preview: Huracan vs. River Plate - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Monday's Argentine Primera Division clash between Huracan and River Plate, including predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Huracan will be looking to extend their unbeaten run to five matches when they welcome River Plate to the Estadio Tomas Aldolfo Duco on Sunday.

The visitors, meanwhile, will have the chance to clinch a third consecutive league victory after beating Union Santa Fe and Lanus in their previous two Primera games.


Match preview

River Plate coach Marcelo Gallardo reacts on April 13, 2022© Reuters

Huracan have experienced an encouraging start to the season, picking up eight points from their opening five league games.

The campaign began with a 2-0 away defeat to Racing Club, but Huracan have responded in style in their last four matches.

Rosario were beaten by two goals on matchday two before Sunday's visitors played out consecutive draws against Defensa y Justicia and Atletico Tucuman.

They extended their unbeaten run to four matches last weekend, with a Benjamin Garre strike helping Huracan clinch their first away league victory of the season.

Having conceded only one goal in their last four games, the visitors will believe that they have the defensive qualities to ward off the River Plate threat on Sunday.

River Plate's Matias Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on April 6, 2022© Reuters

River Plate enter the contest level on points with their hosts, and they have the chance to clinch a third consecutive league victory at the weekend.

The league campaign began with two draws and a defeat before they picked up their first win on matchday four after thrashing Union Sante Fe 5-1.

Three more points followed against Lanus, with goals from Jose Paradela and Braian Romero helping River Plate claim a 2-1 victory.

Despite winning their last two league matches, the visitors may be in downbeat mood after losing 1-0 to Velez Sarsfield in the Copa Libertadores in midweek.

With the second leg of their last-16 tie set to take place on Wednesday, River Plate will be looking for a confidence boost ahead of the home meeting with Velez Sarsfield.

Huracan Argentine Primera Division form:
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • W

Huracan form (all competitions):
  • L
  • L
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • W

River Plate Argentine Primera Division form:
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W

River Plate form (all competitions):
  • D
  • D
  • L
  • W
  • W
  • L


Team News

River Plate's Julian Alvarez celebrates scoring their first goal against Boca Juniors on October 3, 2021© Reuters

The hosts are unable to call upon the services of Cesar Ibanez, who is set to be out for an extended period due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

After beating Colon in their last outing, Huracan are expected to keep changes to a minimum, although Rodrigo Cabral could return to the starting lineup.

Meanwhile, Matias Coccaro will continue to lead the line for the hosts, with the forward looking to open his account for the Primera season.

As for the visitors, Paulo Diaz is expected to keep his place in the centre of defence after starting the last two matches.

Elias Gomez dropped down to the bench for the midweek Copa Libertadores contest, but the left-back could return to the starting lineup for Sunday's encounter.

River Plate are also set to continue with a front two pairing made up of Braian Romero and Julian Alvarez.

Huracan possible starting lineup:
Chaves; Soto, Galvan, Merolla, Perez; Fattori, Hezze; Garre, Cristaldo, Cabral; Coccaro

River Plate possible starting lineup:
Armani; Mammana, Diaz, Martinez, Gomez; Paradela, Perez, Quintero, Fernandez; Romero, Alvarez


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We say: Huracan 2-2 River Plate

The two sides enter the contest level on points, and with River Plate having one eye on Wednesday's Copa Libertadores contest and Huracan aiming to extend their unbeaten run, we think that both teams will be content with sharing the spoils on Sunday.


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How you voted: Huracan vs River Plate

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Draw
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River Plate
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River Plate's Matias Suarez celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates on April 6, 2022
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Racing ClubRacing1486025101530
2River PlateRiver Plate1492331121929
3Defensa y JusticiaDefensa147432619725
4Argentinos JuniorsArgentinos Jrs147432116525
5GimnasiaGimnasia147342420424
6Newell's Old BoysNewell's OB147251715223
7Sarmiento146351724-721
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10San Lorenzo143651517-215
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