Estudiantes de La Plata will be taking on visiting club Unión de Santa Fe at Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi in this Superliga fixture on Monday.
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Estudiantes de La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 1-0 Superliga losing effort in their last game against Argentinos Juniors.
In that game, Estudiantes de La Plata managed 47% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Argentinos Juniors had 17 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Thiago Nuss (10′) was the scorer for Argentinos Juniors.
Games involving Estudiantes de La Plata have tended to be pretty boring affairs lately with a lack of forward penetration being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen clashes, the tiddly aggregate goal total of 3 has been recorded between them and opposing sides at an average of 0.5 goals per match.
Their previous form shows that Estudiantes de La Plata:
- haven’t lost in the league to Unión de Santa Fe in their last 11 matches. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches at home.
Unión de Santa Fe
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Gimna ‘ Plata in Superliga action, Unión de Santa Fe will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Unión de Santa Fe managed 61% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Gimna ‘ Plata had 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. Leonardo Morales (19′) and Franco Soldano (86’) scored for Gimna ‘ Plata.
Looking at their form, and Unión de Santa Fe have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals overall. In defence, Unión de Santa Fe could really do with shoring things up. We will just have to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
👥 Head to head
A review of their past head to head results going back to 22/05/2016 shows that these encounters have ended in disappointment for Unión de Santa Fe. They’ve not been able to register any wins at all whereas Estudiantes de La Plata have managed to find a way, finishing as winners in 67% of those match-ups.
A combined total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Los Pincharratas and 2 for El Tatengue. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league game between these sides was Superliga match day 11 on 15/09/2021 when the final score was Unión de Santa Fe 0-2 Estudiantes de La Plata.
On that day, Unión de Santa Fe had 55% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Estudiantes de La Plata got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Manuel Castro (20′) and Gustavo Del Prete (24′) scored.
The referee was Jorge Baliño.
🗞️ Team News: Estudiantes de La Plata
Luciano Lollo (Torn muscle bundle) and Ezequiel Muñoz (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t be playing for Estudiantes de La Plata manager Ricardo Zielinski.
It seems likely that Los Pincharratas should make use of the 4-2-3-1 system, utilising Mariano Andujar, Eros Mancuso, Jorge Morel, Nehuen Paz, Agustín Rogel, Fernando Zuqui, Jorge Rodriguez, Emmanuel Mas, Manuel Castro, Pablo Piatti and Mauro Boselli.
ℹ️ Team News: Unión de Santa Fe
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Unión de Santa Fe manager Gustavo Munúa has no fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We are inclined to think that El Tatengue appear most likely to elect for a 4-4-2 formation, giving starts to Santiago Mele, Francisco Gerometta, Franco Calderón, Diego Polenta, Lucas Esquivel, M. Peralta Bauer, Enzo Roldan, Juan Ignacio Nardoni, Bryan Castrillon, Mauro Luna Diale and Junior Marabel.
We feel that Unión de Santa Fe have it within them to get a goal against this Estudiantes de La Plata side, but it probably won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 win for Estudiantes de La Plata at the end of this one. It should be a decent one.