Union vs Atletico Tucuman
Thanks to a strike from Emanuel Britez in the 90th minute, Union Santa Fe claimed a much-needed 1-0 away success at bottom-placed Sarandi Arsenal to break a two-game losing streak in league action. As a result, the team made it 28 points in this competition and also kept their hope alive in the struggle to get a Copa Sudamericana ticket: El Tatengue are now two points behind the last qualifying berth in the aggregate table (occupied by Gimnasia LP). On a sorry note, Union managed four points in their last four home games, having won one, drawn one and lost two in that time.
Atletico Tucuman are getting worse game after game. Last Wednesday, the team lost 4-0 at home to Defensa y Justicia and coach Pablo Guinazu resigned after only six games in charge (two draws and four defeats). El Decano earned only 21 points in this competition, leading bottom-placed Sarandi Arsenal by two. On the road, Atletico managed only one point from the last 18 available. Martin Anastacio will take over as interim boss again (he was in charge of the team in their last victory, 4-3 over Argentinos Juniors at home in round 16).
The worst defense in the league plays, Atletico with 39 goals conceded and I have to expect goals again as the hosts must win to get closer to a Copa Sudamericana spot.
BET: OVER 2.5 @ 1.97
Racing vs Lanus
Racing Club were displaced from the Copa Sudamericana spots last time out as a result of their 4-0 away defeat at River Plate, who became champions on Thursday night. Following their fifth loss across the last seven league games (along with a single win and one draw), La Academia remain on 26 points in 22 games in the Liga Profesional, which puts them two points behind the last continental berth in the 2021 aggregate rankings, occupied by Gimnasia LP at the moment. To make matters worse, Racing are winless in their last seven home matches in this competition, having drawn three and lost four since beating Newell’s Old Boys in August. Centre back Leonardo Sigali is set to return from suspension on Monday. First-choice goalkeeper Gabriel Arias ruptured his knee ligament and will be ruled out for several months.
Lanus are on three league matches without a win (two draws and one defeat) following their 3-3 home stalemate against Platense after wasting a 3-1 lead. This game meant a big chance of approaching the Copa Libertadores’ spots in the aggregate table, but now the team are three points behind the last qualifying berth. Nevertheless, El Granate have performed well in this competition, accumulating 36 points in 22 games. In fact, they won six of their ten road matches so far, losing the other four.
Racing will be without their really good goalkeeper, a draw is pretty much useless for both as they are trying to get a Copa Sudamericana/Libertadores spot, so I expect to see goals here.
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