Godoy Cruz – Central Cordoba
Following coach Diego Flores’ decision to rest seven of his starters, Godoy Cruz registered a scoreless away draw at Sarandi Arsenal in an entertaining game last Monday. However, El Tomba remain unbeaten under the recently appointed boss, having won three and drawn three in the league. Therefore, they made it 22 points in the Liga Profesional to occupy 23rd spot in the relegation table, one point above Friday’s opponents. As hosts, Godoy Cruz lost only one of their last six games, registering two victories and three draws in that time.
CA Central Cordoba are getting worse week after week. Last Friday, the team succumbed to their fourth consecutive defeat in the Liga Profesional (2-1 to Huracan as hosts in an intense game). Following that negative run, they are now bottom-placed in the league table on 11 points and also dropped down to the 24th place in the relegation rankings. Furthermore, El Ferroviario have been winless in their last 11 away matches in league action, having drawn six and lost five in the process.
This improved Godoy Cruz should be too much for the last placed Central Cordoba.
BET: Godoy Cruz -0.75 @ 2.0
Velez – Arsenal
Velez Sarsfield claimed a deserved 2-1 away success at Newell’s Old Boys last Friday (with Juan Lucero and Cristian Tarragona scoring) to remain as the best team in the 2021 season. Following that result, the team made it nine league matches without defeat (six victories and three draws) and made it 24 points in the Liga Profesional, occupying fifth place in this tournament’s table. At home, Velez are on five league games unbeaten, having taken 13 points from 15 on offer in that spell.
Sarandi Arsenal played a decent game last Monday, but they had to settle for a 0-0 home draw against Godoy Cruz in an entertaining match. Having won only one of their last 12 league matches (along with five stalemates and six defeats), the team accumulated only 12 points in 15 rounds so far. However, they are no longer bottom in the league table (Israel Damonte’s men are now one point above CA Central Cordoba). On away turf, Arsenal are on eight league games without a win, having taken a single point since beating Defensa y Justicia 1-0 in April.
A very strong Velez shouldn’t have any problems to beat one of the worst teams in the league at home.
BET: Velez -1.25 @ 2.0
Defensa y Justicia – Estudiantes
Defensa y Justicia made it two consecutive victories without conceding in the Liga Profesional last Saturday, when beating Argentinos Juniors 2-0 away thanks to goals from Nicolas Tripichio and Walter Bou. As a result, the team are now producing a decent campaign, with 21 points and having lost only one of their last ten league matches (four wins and five draws), even though they are far away from the continental spots following their poor performance in the first semester. At home, El Halcon are on six league games without defeat, having won four and drawn two since losing to Godoy Cruz in July.
Thanks to Jaime Ayovi’s strike in the sixth minute of stoppage time, Estudiantes recorded a 2-2 home draw against Rosario Central last Friday. Therefore, they extended their unbeaten streak to six league matches (two victories and four stalemates). As a result, Ricardo Zielinski’s men made it 26 points in the league table, seven behind leaders River Plate and sitting in third place. They also remain fourth-placed in the 2021 aggregate table, which gives them a big chance of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores in 2022.
Can’t understand why odds on Defensa are so high considering their latest performances, so I’m going with the hosts not to lose here.
BET: Defensa y Justicia DNB @1.80You can bet with the best Asian Bookies at Asianodds88.com Pinnacle Sports, SBOBET, SingBet, BetISN and 3et. UK Players not accepted.