Argentinos Jrs vs Newell’s
Argentinos Juniors took a valuable 1-0 away success in a hard-fought game at Patronato last Thursday, when young striker Thiago Nuss netted the winner in his debut at the club. El Bicho took their first three points of the season and also made it three victories in the last four league games (along with a single defeat).
After a poor campaign in 2021, Newell’s Old Boys showed great improvements last Thursday, when they beat Defensa y Justicia 1-0 at home in coach Javier Sanguinetti’s debut. Francisco Gonzalez’s goal allowed the team to take the first three points in 2022 and stop a three-game winless streak of two draws and one defeat. On a sorry note, La Lepra are on six away matches without a win in domestic action, having drawn two and lost four since beating Lanus 2-1 in September.
I can imagine a tight game here, I’m not convinced by Argentinos performance in the 1st round so I think Newell’s should get something here.
BET: Newell’s +0.5 @ 1.81
Independiente vs Arsenal
Independiente new coach Eduardo Dominguez had a sorry debut at the club as his team produced a poor performance and ended up losing 2-1 at Estudiantes in the season opener. El Rojo managed a single victory in their last four games in league action, along with one draw and two defeats in that time. However, they also have been unbeaten in the last six domestic games at their own stadium, having won three and drawn three since losing to Godoy Cruz 4-1 in September.
Coach Leonardo Madelon made his debut at Sarandi Arsenal last Friday and his team had to settle for a 1-1 home draw against Rosario Central in an uneventful game, with Sebastian Lomonaco finding the back of the net in his return to the club. The team remain winless in their last five matches in league action, having drawn three and lost two, which places them in the 22nd spot of the relegation table.
Both showed in the 1st round that they can score but are also vulnerable in defense, so I expect to see goals here.
BET: OVER 2.25 @ 1.97
Huracan vs Estudiantes
Huracan seem to keep their standards up. Last Saturday, the team showed a good version and managed a 1-0 home success over Lanus thanks to a strike from Matias Coccaro in the ninth minute of the game. It was their third consecutive victory in league action since losing to Platense in November.
Estudiantes continue improving game after game under coach Ricardo Zielinski. Last Saturday, the side managed to beat Independiente 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Mauro Boselli and Agustin Rogel to take their first three points in 2022. El Pincha suffered a single defeat in their last eight league matches, having claimed four victories and three draws in that spell.
I rate Estudiantes as the better team here, Huracan wouldn’t have won last weekend if it wasn’t for Lanus’ huge defensive mistakes, so I expect the visitors not to lose.
BET: Estudiantes +0.25 @ 1.83You can bet with the best Asian Bookies at Asianodds88.com Pinnacle Sports, SBOBET, SingBet, BetISN and 3et. UK Players not accepted.