One half of Argentina’s famous duo of football clubs is on the brink of the humiliation of relegation from the country’s top flight.
River Plate, who boast a haul of trophies that would be the envy of any club in the world, will need to overcome a 2-0 deficit against Belgrano at El Monumetal this week.
While the club lays claim to 33 national titles and two Copa Libertadores crowns, current manager Juan Jose Lopez could forever be remembered as the man who took Los Millonarios into the second division for the first time.
However, despite losing the first leg of the relegation/promotion play-off, River Plate are clear favourites to win in front of a home crowd.
bwin prices River Plate at 57/100 to notch some kind of victory in 90 minutes, while the draw is priced at 12/5 and odds of 9/2 are available on another shock win for Belgrano.
The result in the first leg may have come as a shock to football betting fans around the world, but those with a keen interest in the Argentinean domestic game may have seen it coming.
Going into the first leg, Lopez’s side had not managed a win in four games, drawing three in a row and going into the final on the back of a 2-1 loss at the hands of Lanus.
By way of contrast, Belgrano have won three of their last five matches and will be full of confidence going into this final match of the season.
The bare facts are that River need at least a 3-0 success to guarantee their survival, with extra-time and possibly penalties coming into play if they are 2-0 ahead at the end of 90 minutes.
New customers who use their £25 bwin free bet to back the hosts to win by the former scoreline would net £262.50 at odds of 19/2 if the result comes in.
However, looking at past meetings between the two sides will do little to fill River Plate fans with confidence.
Before the 2-0 defeat last time out, Belgrano held Los Millonarios to successive 1-1 draws, showing they may have the discipline to hold out for a similar result this time round.
Football betting enthusiasts hoping for a 1-1 draw in this match are offered odds of 7/1, which would mean returns of £200 for those using bwin’s free £25 bet for new customers.
The more confident among Belgrano’s fans could also be attracted to the huge 33/1 odds on their side securing another 2-0 win and sending River Plate crashing out of the top flight in utter disarray.
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