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When a big name team loses the plot

Ask most people about football in Argentina and they probably name two teams, Boca Juniors and River Plate. Football in Argentina is split over two seasons, the Apertura (opening, running now), and the Clausura (closing, held early in the New Year).

Last season, River Plate were top of the Clausura, sitting pretty and on top of the world. But then they sold some key young players and the wheels fell off. Now they are sitting dead last on the table, and still starting way too short in their matches. It happens regularly with popular or 'hype' teams. People still remember the good old days and are reluctant to assess them purely on most recent form.

Take a look how bad they are going in the local league. It's even worse if you include South American competition as well.

This weekend they will start short again, at home to the club directly above them. I wouldn't be backing them at 1.53, that's for sure!

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