Union vs Rosario Central
Last Monday, Union Santa Fe wasted a big chance of climbing into the last Copa Sudamericana berth in the 2021 aggregate table following their 1-0 away defeat at Independiente in an uneventful game. Having won only one of four games under boss Gustavo Munua (along with one draw and two losses), El Tatengue remain producing an irregular campaign, with 22 points in this tournament.
Rosario Central managed a much-needed victory last weekend, when they beat Racing Club 2-1 at home thanks to goals from Gino Infantino and Marco Ruben. The team are on four matches unbeaten in the Liga Profesional, winning two and drawing two to make it 24 points in the league rankings. Thanks to that positive run, they are now fighting for a Copa Sudamericana ticket (sitting one point behind the last berth in the aggregate table, occupied by Argentinos Juniors). On a sorry note, El Canalla are on three matches without a win on the road, having taken only two points from nine available.
Both have conceded 25 goals in 18 rounds but they also scored 20 and 25 respectively, so I have to expect another open game between them.
BET: OVER 2.25 @ 1.81
Estudiantes vs River
Estudiantes succumbed to a devastating 2-1 away defeat at Colon last Sunday, when they wasted a big chance of approaching the Copa Libertadores’ spots. That loss also extended their winless streak to six league games (four draws and two defeats since beating Patronato 2-1 away in September). El Pincha remain on 27 points in the league table, which is still a decent campaign for them. On a positive note, Ricardo Zielinski’s men are on seven home matches unbeaten in this competition, having drawn the last four and won the previous three.
River Plate seem to be unbeatable at the moment. Last Monday, the team played enjoyable football to beat Argentinos Juniors 3-0 at home, which represented their eighth consecutive success in the Liga Profesional. After a total of 13 league games without defeat (11 victories and two draws), El Millonario made it 42 points and opened a six-point gap over second-placed Talleres at the top of the league table with one game less played. On the road, they are on six games unbeaten in this competition, winning five and drawing one.
Going against River now doesn’t seem like the best idea but they can’t just win forever. Estudiantes at home can be a tough team and this odds for them to get at least a draw seem too high to pass.
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