rgentinos Juniors meet visiting club Estudiantes de La Plata at Estadio Diego Armando Maradona in this Superliga meeting on Friday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Argentinos Juniors v Estudiantes de La Plata are shown on this page.
Argentinos Juniors will be looking for a repeat result of a 2-0 Superliga triumph over Unión de Santa Fe.
In that match, Argentinos Juniors had 56% possession and 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Argentinos Juniors was Gabriel Ávalos (35′, 87′). On the other side, Unión de Santa Fe got 7 shots on goal with 3 on target.
Under three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 meetings where Argentinos Juniors have been participants. Breaking down the goal distribution during that period, opposition teams scored an aggregate of 5 and Argentinos Juniors managed the sum of 8. Such a pattern might not be continued here, of course.
Their past results show that Argentinos Juniors:
- haven’t lost in the league to Estudiantes de La Plata in their last 3 games.
- have not emerged victorious against Estudiantes de La Plata in their previous 2 league games.
Estudiantes de La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata will go into the match after a 1-0 Superliga win vs Talleres in their previous fixture.
In that game, Estudiantes de La Plata had 56% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Estudiantes de La Plata was Leonardo Heredia (93′). Talleres had 18 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
A series of hard-working showings by the Estudiantes de La Plata defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 fixtures combined. In that period of time, their own forwards have managed to score 2.
Pre-game facts show that Estudiantes de La Plata:
- have not won against Argentinos Juniors in away games against them for the last 5 league games. They really have not been travelling well at all.
- are without an away win for the past 5 league matches.
↔️ Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes going back to 10/12/2019 shows us that Argentinos Juniors have won 3 of them & Estudiantes de La Plata 0, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
10 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 of them from Bichitos Colorados and 3 netted by Los Pincharratas. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.67.
📋 Team News: Argentinos Juniors
The Argentinos Juniors manager Gabriel Milito doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a fully healthy group available for selection.
We are thinking that Bichitos Colorados will probably kick off with a 3-1-4-2 formation for this game, utilising Federico Lanzillota, Kevin Mac Allister, Pablo Minissale, Lucas Villalba, Franco Moyano, Javier Cabrera, Federico Redondo, Andrés Roa, Luciano Sánchez, Thiago Nuss and Gabriel Ávalos.
📰 Team News: Estudiantes de La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata boss Ricardo Zielinski has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Luciano Lollo (Torn muscle bundle) and Ezequiel Muñoz (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not ready for selection.
We believe Los Pincharratas will likely elect for a 4-2-3-1 formation, giving starts to Mariano Andujar, Emmanuel Mas, Jorge Morel, Nehuen Paz, Agustín Rogel, Fernando Zuqui, Jorge Rodriguez, Pablo Piatti, Manuel Castro, Leandro Diaz and Mauro Boselli.
When taking everything into account, Estudiantes de La Plata will need to put in a solid display to register a score against this Argentinos Juniors lineup who we reckon should end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We’ve gone for a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning score for Argentinos Juniors when all is said and done.