Godoy Cruz vs Newell’s
Godoy Cruz played enjoyable football last Sunday to thrash Independiente 4-1 away. As a result, the team made it four league games unbeaten under recently-appointed coach Diego Flores, winning three and drawing one. As a result of this positive run, El Tomba moved up from the 26th to the 21st spot of the relegation table, accumulating 20 points in the Liga Profesional. At home, they managed 11 of those points, having won three, drawn two and lost two.
After their remarkable win at Lanus, Newell’s Old Boys returned to losing ways last Monday, when they were beaten by Huracan 1-0 at home in an intense game. The team continue producing an irregular campaign in the Liga Profesional, accumulating 15 points and having won only one of the last eight games (along with two draws and five defeats). On away turf, they registered one victory, two stalemates and three losses so far. Centre back Facundo Mansilla remains doubtful after succumbing to appendicitis shortly before the last game. Julian Fernandez and Pablo Perez will miss one more game injured.
Godoy Cruz is on an amazing run since the coach change, Newell’s continues being extremely irregular and will have some important missings, so I have to go with the hosts here.
BET: Godoy Cruz -0.25 @ 1.80
Platense vs Patronato
After Leonardo Madelon’s departure, Platense showed improvements in their first game under interim boss Claudio Sponton. However, the 1-1 away draw at Estudiantes means they are on four league games without a win (drawing three and losing one since beating Banfield 4-2 away). Having earned 12 points in 13 matches, El Calamar are now occupying 23rd place in the relegation table. At home, Platense managed six points in as many matches, having not won any of the last three (two draws and one defeat).
Patronato extended their winless streak to seven league matches (three draws and four defeats) last Sunday, when the team showed a poor version and ended up losing 2-0 at Union Santa Fe. As a result of this negative run, Ivan Delfino’s men are now sitting in the 24th spot of the relegation table, having accumulated 14 points in 13 matches in the Liga Profesional. On the road, Patronato haven’t won any of the last six, registering two stalemates and four losses since beating Aldosivi in the league opener.
Even if Platense is not exactly the most reliable team, these odds for their home win are too high and I have to take them.
BET: Platense DNB @ 1.96
Velez vs Independiente
Thanks to a goal from Juan Martin Lucero in the second half, Velez Sarsfield managed an important 1-0 away success at Sarmiento, which allowed them to make it seven league games without defeat (five victories and two draws). El Fortin moved up to the seventh spot of the league table on 20 points and also remain as the best team in the 2021 season. Furthermore, Mauricio Pellegrino’s men are on four consecutive successes at their own stadium (over Lanus, Godoy Cruz, Union Santa Fe and Aldosivi).
Independiente played one of their worst games of the season last weekend, when they succumbed to a heartbreaking 4-1 home defeat to Godoy Cruz. Having won only one of their last four league games (along with one draw and two losses), El Rojo remain on 22 points in the Liga Profesional’s table, seven behind leaders Talleres and six behind the last Copa Libertadores’ spot in the aggregate rankings.
If Independiente conceded 4 at home vs Godoy Cruz, I can’t imagine how they will hold this Velez that has scored 11 goals in their last 5 games.
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