River Plate vs. Boca Juniors: Prediction, pick, TV channel, live stream, watch Copa Libertadores final online, start time
The Copa Libertadores will conclude when River Plate faces Boca Juniors in Madrid, Spain on Dec. 9. The match was scheduled for November but was postponed after, injuring several Boca players, and the following day it was postponed again.
This match is set to feature fans from both teams at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday.
Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Copa Libertadores: Boca Juniors vs. River Plate
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 9
- Time: 2:30 p.m. ET
- Location: Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain
- TV channel: Fox Deportes
- Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
- Odds: Boca +280 / River +115 / Draw +205
Boca: Boca isn’t pleased with the result in the first leg, feeling like it should have a goal advantage, but the confidence won’t be impacted at all. The club has had some fantastic results at River Plate, especially with Carlos Tevez, and the team will feel confident in getting the victory and lifting the trophy. But with the game on a neutral field, it’s as if a reset button was pressed. And the delay in playing this game means Cristian Pavon will likely now play.
River: The club is still without head coach Marcello Gallardo, who is suspended for both legs of the final. He could not enter the stadium for the first leg, but in the second he can be in attendance. He just can’t have communication with the team or offer instructions.
Boca Juniors vs. River Plate prediction
So many players on Boca know what it’s like to win at River. Tevez has done it, and even the guys that joined in the last couple years do too. It’s no easy task, but they’ll be up for it. We’ll likely see Dario Benedetto start up top since he’s been on fire, and he comes up big with Tevez to earn Boca the crown.
Pick: Boca (+280)