The leader River Plate is presented this Monday in Liniers against Vélez Sarsfield with the ambition of sustaining its good step in the Professional League and extend the appreciable advantage of five points over the San Lorenzo guard, which on Sunday lost 1-0 in the field of Barracas Central.
The match at the José Amalfitani stadium, which lowers the curtain on day 18, is played from 21.30 with arbitration by Fernando Echenique and transmission of ESPN Premium.
River coach Martin Demichelis, who first cited 17-year-old Claudio Diablito Echeverry, will not use Enzo Diaz or Paulo Diaz, but recovers defender Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, who missed the match against Sporting Cristal in Lima due to a suspension.
El Millonario seeks to win again away in the League after achieving an agonizing draw against Atlético Tucumán and enduring a defeat with Talleres de Córdoba at the Mario Alberto Kempes World Cup stadium.
Vélez meanwhile goes through a hard sporting present that still could not reverse an idol of the house and prestigious DT as Ricardo Gareca. The team has eight games without victories and since the return of Tigre could only win once: 4-0 vs. Central Córdoba of Santiago del Estero, on March 21.
The team is among the four worst performers in the LPF (25th with 17 units) and next season would start in a disturbing 23rd position in the table of averages.
= Probable formations =
Velez Sarsfield: Gaston Gomez; Tomás Guidara, Lautaro Giannetti, Diego Godín and Francisco Ortega; Christian Ordóñez, Damián Fernández and Julián Fernández; Gianluca Prestianni, Lucas Pratto and Lenny Lobato or Lucas Janson. DT: Ricardo Gareca.
River Plate: Franco Armani; Andrés Herrera, Leandro González Pirez, Jonatan Maidana and Milton Casco; Enzo Pérez and Rodrigo Aliendro; Nicolás De la Cruz, Ignacio Fernández and Esequiel Barco; Lucas Beltran. DT: Martin Demichelis.
Arbitrator: Fernando Echenique.
Stadium: Joseph Amalfitani.
TV: ESPN Premium.