The Superliga clash at Estadio José María Minella on Thursday sees home side Aldosivi play opponents Vélez Sarsfield.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Aldosivi v Vélez Sarsfield match are shown here.
Aldosivi will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 2-0 Superliga loss in their previous game against Godoy Cruz.
In that match, Aldosivi had 59% possession and 9 shots on goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Godoy Cruz had 14 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Salomón Rodríguez (14′) and Tadeo Allende (86′) scored for Godoy Cruz.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Aldosivi have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Aldosivi have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Ahead of this clash, Aldosivi have not won at home in their last 3 league games.
In their last game, Vélez Sarsfield drew 1-1 in the Superliga tie with Gimna ‘ Plata.
In that match, Vélez Sarsfield had 67% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Vélez Sarsfield was Abiel Osorio (72’). Gimna ‘ Plata got 13 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Leonardo Morales (75’) was the scorer for Gimna ‘ Plata.
Vélez Sarsfield have been dangerous up front of late, scoring 8 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Vélez Sarsfield have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes. That being said, it remains to be seen whether the trend shall persist here in this match.
👥 Head to head
Looking over past results between these clubs going back to 13/02/2015 tells us that these encounters have been miserable for Aldosivi. They have not been able to get any wins whatsoever whereas Vélez Sarsfield have just been too good for them, finishing as winners in 67 per cent of those ties.
A combined sum of 13 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 3 of them for Tiburón, Verde, Gringos and 10 coming from El Fortín. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The last league match featuring these clubs was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 1 on 11/02/2022 and the score finished Vélez Sarsfield 2-0 Aldosivi.
On that day, Vélez Sarsfield had 57% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Luca Orellano (64′) and Lucas Janson (73′).
For their opponents, Aldosivi got 12 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Hernán Mastrángelo.
📋 Team News: Aldosivi
The Aldosivi boss Leandro Somoza does not have any fitness concerns at all before this game with a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
We think that Tiburón, Verde, Gringos may well make use of the 5-3-2 system, beginning the first half with J. Antonio Devecchi, Ezequiel Schelotto, Tomás Lecanda, Patricio Boolsen, Nicolás Valentini, F. Román Villalba, Bautista Kociubinski, Leandro Maciel, Emanuel Maciel, Facundo Tobares and Santiago Silva.
📋 Team News: Vélez Sarsfield
Vélez Sarsfield manager Alexander Medina has to currently contend with reduced team options. Diego Godín (Patella problems) and Lautaro Giannetti (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not ready for selection.
It’s our belief that El Fortín seem likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, going with Leonardo Burian, Leonardo Jara, M. de los, Valentin Gomez, Francisco Ortega, Maximo Perrone, Nicolás Garayalde, Luca Orellano, Santiago Cáseres, Lucas Janson and Lucas Pratto.
We’ve got the feeling that Aldosivi will have their work cut out to put one past this Vélez Sarsfield side who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’ve gone for a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Vélez Sarsfield at the end of the 90.
A close call.