Sports activities Mole previews Tuesday’s Argentine Primera Division conflict between Independiente and Estudiantes, together with predictions, workforce information and potential lineups.
Estudiantes have an opportunity to take care of their first-place standing within the second part of the Argentine Primera Division marketing campaign once they journey to Estadio Libertadores de America on Monday to face Independiente.
The membership based mostly in La Plata are unbeaten after 4 matches on this spherical of the home season, edging Sarmiento 2-1 of their earlier encounter, whereas Los Diablos Rojos suffered their first defeat in June, 2-1 to Argentinos Juniors.
Their quest for at the least a Copa Sudamericana place by the top of the yr took successful final week because the membership from Avellaneda didn’t create loads, firing just one effort on the right track of their earlier encounter.
That loss stretched their winless run away from dwelling on this competitors to 6 straight video games, with their final highway victory coming at the start of Could, successful 4-0 in opposition to Common Caballero JLM within the group stage of the Copa Sudamericana.
From a technical standpoint, Eduardo Dominguez‘s group haven’t been as exact of their ball distributions, combating their build-up play, with a cross accuracy of solely 73% final Thursday.
Independiente are a profitable workforce once they can get their fullbacks concerned within the assault and supply some width to both aspect of the sector.
A victory on Monday may do them a world of excellent of their quest to say a spot in one among South America’s premier membership competitions subsequent season, as they at present path Sarmiento for the final Copa Sudamericana spot by 4 factors.
Defeating the membership from La Plata has confirmed to be difficult for Independiente, who’ve crushed El Leon solely twice in eight earlier fixtures on this competitors, successful 1-0 a yr in the past, ending a 90-year drought with out a triumph in opposition to them domestically.
One of the crucial embellished golf equipment in Argentina outdoors of the large 5, Estudiantes are very a lot within the operating to seize some extra silverware this season.
Los Pincharratas haven’t lifted a trophy since capturing the 2010 Apertura home title, however thus far this yr, they discover themselves inside a single level of Racing for the general title in Argentina, and they are going to be going through Fortaleza within the spherical of 16 on the Copa Libertadores later this month.
They’ve left it late over their earlier two encounters, however ultimately Estudiantes did what was wanted to seize three factors and stay within the race for his or her first title in over a decade.
An personal purpose from Mario Lopez with quarter-hour remaining earned them a 1-0 win in opposition to Aldosivi, whereas a penalty within the 77th minute on Tuesday helped them defeat Sarmiento.
Ricardo Zielinski‘s males create their share of high quality scoring alternatives for a aspect that play loads of lengthy balls ahead, and they don’t want many probabilities to seek out the again of the web, scoring on 50% of their efforts on the right track in every of their earlier two encounters.
Whereas we don’t see an excessive amount of build-up of their recreation, they do a wonderful job of breaking traces shortly by way of the center as a result of they’re so shut to at least one one other on the sector, permitting for fast mixture performs.
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Leandro Benegas had the one purpose for Independiente of their defeat on Thursday, as he leads them with two within the second part of this marketing campaign, whereas Sergio Barreto picked up his first help in that recreation, transferring him right into a three-way tie for first alongside Juan Manuel Insaurralde and Leandro Fernandez.
Insaurralde had the one purpose of their victory over Estudiantes final yr, and Sebastian Sosa made three saves to protect the clear sheet.
Lucas Romero might be out just a few extra weeks following his constructive COVID-19 take a look at, Tomas Pozzo will probably miss the remainder of their matches this month with an ankle damage and Damian Batallini has a damaged hand.
Mauro Boselli notched a brace for El Leon of their victory earlier this week, Leonardo Godoy collected his first help of the second part, drawing even with teammate Emmanuel Mas, whereas Leandro Diaz won’t be out there for this recreation, following his crimson card in damage time on Tuesday.
Gustavo Del Prete, who’s tied with Agustin Rogel for the workforce lead in objectives on the Copa Libertadores (two), continues to seek for his first tally within the second spherical of this competitors.
There was one new face within the beginning 11 in opposition to Sarmiento as Fabian Noguera began at centre-back alongside Rogel, with Luciano Lollo relegated to the bench at first of that encounter.
Independiente potential beginning lineup:
Sosa; Rodriguez, Insaurralde, Barreto, Vigo; Poblete, Gonzalez; Togni, Benavidez, Fernandez; Benegas
Estudiantes potential beginning lineup:
Andujar; Godoy, Rogel, Lollo, Mas; Castro, Zuqui, Rodriguez, Pellegrini; Del Prete, Boselli
We are saying: Independiente 0-1 Estudiantes
Estudiantes appear to have discovered the appropriate steadiness to achieve success this season, and their tight defensive setup may be difficult for Independiente to interrupt down, whereas El Leon make nearly all of their alternatives depend.
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