Velez Sarsfield takes on Atletico Tucuman. The match will take place at Estadio Jose Amalfitani in Buenos Aires on Sunday, July 3. This season,
Valez Sarsfield appears weaker than the last. “El Fortin” won the trophies for the first time almost ten years ago in 2013. The 5th place finish in the Example last year seemed like a huge success. It didn’t turn out that way at that level. The Copa Libertadores saw a positive result, and they made it to the playoffs. They just began their journey with River Plate. River Plate won at home thanks to a penalty kick goal. The team also scored 18 points in spring, but this was not enough for them to advance in Copa Diego Maradona’s playoffs. Pellegrino’s Liga wards began with 1 point in the 3rd round. They also took a draw on the road with Patronato, which was followed by two losses. It was 2-0 at home against Rosario Central and 1-1 on the field for Defensa y Justicia by the end June.
Tucuman was able a little to improve in the Liga. “Decano” placed in last year’s championship at the penultimate position. This was due to the particulars of Argentine football. In the spring, Copa Diego Maradona saw the club take a modest 11 points, with only 2 underdogs having 1 more. Asconzabal’s wards surprised everyone by starting well. They also won a new Liga draw. They also won against Lanus, despite having drawn three times with River Plate, the current champion. They lost the cup 0-1 against Independiente. They lost the cup to Independiente 0-1.
There were 9 head-to–head matches, Veles Sarsfield winning 5 of them. Atletico Tucuman has only won twice but they were 2-0 to their advantage in Copa Diego Maradona last year and 0-0 in championship. Velez Sarsfield is more confident than Atletico Tucuman, and plays at home. However, the advantage must be converted into goals and there could be issues with this. We wager on the “under 2.5 goals”.
Prediction: The match will be won by a score of under 2.5 goals.