The Superliga fixture at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa on Wednesday sees hosts Newell´s Old Boys go into battle with Lanús.
All Newell´s Old Boys v Lanús game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below.
Newell´s Old Boys
Newell´s Old Boys will be looking to improve on their last outing here after a 4-1 Superliga loss in their previous game against River Plate.
In that match, Newell´s Old Boys had 39% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Newell´s Old Boys was Pablo Pérez (64′). River Plate got 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Pablo Solari (30′, 33′), Javier Pinola (72′) and Matías Suárez (80′) scored for River Plate.
Newell´s Old Boys have been quite ineffective in attack of late. Their goals record stands at just 2 vs opponents over the course of their previous 6 matches. In those games, Newell´s Old Boys have also seen the number of goals against them come to 6. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Leading up to this clash, Newell´s Old Boys:
- have not been beaten in the league by Lanús in their last 3 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 4 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their last fixture, Lanús drew 1-1 in the Superliga tie with Independiente.
In that game, Lanús managed 34% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Lanús was José Sand (20′). At the other end, Independiente had 7 shots on goal with 2 on target. Leandro Benegas (83′) was the scorer for Independiente.
The stats don’t lie, and Lanús have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals overall. Defensively, Lanús have been far from perfect.
Taking a look at their past results, Lanús:
- have not registered a win against Newell´s Old Boys when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league matches. Not the best of away records.
- have not won away from home in their last 10 league games. Very poor, indeed.
🤜🤛 Head to head
An inspection of past results between these clubs going back to 22/09/2018 shows that these encounters have been miserable for Lanús. They’ve not been able to get any wins at all whereas Newell´s Old Boys have remained in the ascendancy, getting wins in 83 per cent of those matches played.
In all, 21 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 15 of them from La Lepra and 6 being from Granate. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league meeting featuring these clubs was Superliga match day 12 on 20/09/2021 when the final score was Lanús 1-2 Newell´s Old Boys.
In that game, Lanús had 61% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was José Manuel López (38′).
For their opponents, Newell´s Old Boys had 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Nicolás Castro (12′, 29′) scored.
The match was refereed by Fernando Espinoza.
🗞️ Team News: Newell´s Old Boys
The Newell´s Old Boys boss Javier Sanguinetti will be grateful to have no fitness concerns whatsoever before this match with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
We are thinking that La Lepra may well employ a 3-5-2 system for this game, beginning the first half with Lautaro Morales, Willer Ditta, Gustavo Velázquez, Facundo Mansilla, Armando Méndez, Juan Sforza, Julián Fernández, Guillermo Balzi, Leonel Vangioni, Djorkaeff Reasco and Ramiro Sordo.
📰 Team News: Lanús
From a largely healthy group of players, there is only the one fitness issue for the Lanús boss Frank Kudelka to be concerned about. Pedro de la Vega (Ruptured cruciate ligament) misses out for this game.
From our viewpoint, Granate will likely play in a 3-5-2 formation, choosing Fernando Monetti, Matías Pérez, Yonathan Cabral, Franco Ortellado, Leonel Di Placido, Facundo Pérez, Raul Loaiza, Tomás Belmonte, Nicolas Pasquini, José Sand and Franco Troyansky.
Our assessment is that Lanús must be fancied to find the back of the net against this Newell´s Old Boys lineup, however that realistically won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Newell´s Old Boys at the end of this one. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.