The last meeting between the two teams ended in a 1:1 stalemate back in September, 2021. Godoy Cruz have not suffered a loss in four successive games against Sarmiento, registering a total of 1 win and 3 draws. As many as two of the previous four matches saw both sides hitting the back of the nets and one finished with over 2.5 goals. In that period Sarmiento managed to keep one clean sheet, while Godoy Cruz have not conceded in two of the clashes. The goalkeepers had to pull the ball out of the nets a total of 7 times for the period.
Sarmiento registered a heavy 4:1 away loss in a Liga Profesional Argentina match against Huracán that went down on August 12th. In the last 10 encounters of Sarmiento, playing at home proved to be very beneficial. The hosting side enjoyed a victory 6 times and managed to stay undefeated in 8 games. The outfit finished in a draw in only 2 of the preceding 10 meetings. Across their previous five clashes, four produced over 2.5 goals and four saw both sides netting goals. Sarmiento failed to retain a clean sheet during these, while they proved unsuccessful in scoring in only one. Judging by the numbers, the team’s preceding 5 outings saw an average of 3.20 goals.
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The latest match of Godoy Cruz was against Aldosivi on Thursday, with the outcome being a comfortable 2:0 win at home. Playing at home turned out to be favourable across the ten previous Godoy Cruz games, as they finished in six victories for the hosting party and the visiting sides triumphed in one. One out of the last five meetings featured over 2.5 goals, with two witnessing goals at both ends of the field. Godoy Cruz’s defensive efforts proved enough to limit the opposition to no goals in two of these clashes and they failed to score on their own in two. Goals were hard to come by over the team’s previous five outings as the overall number of scored goals totaled 9.
Sarmiento will welcome Godoy Cruz to for a matchday 14 fixture in Argentina Primera División. The last meeting on 18th September 2021 ended in a 1-1 draw. Both sides have met four times in the most recent seasons. Sarmiento has won 0 matches, and Godoy Cruz triumphed in 1. Recent outings average 1.75 goals, while both teams score 50% of the time.
Sarmiento’s latest fixture against Huracán ended in an away 4-1 loss. I expected more from El Verde. The lack of focus in the final third cost them three points. Sarmiento set the tone early and scored in the 27 minute.
Godoy Cruz’s recent game against Aldosivi ended in a home 2-0 win. Although El Expreso didn’t match their opponent’s intensity and quality while on possession, it was still enough. Godoy Cruz had good chances in both halves and scored in the 14th and 86th minute.
Since the start of the season, La Barra Del Cemento is more dominant at home. They have eight wins out of 13 games on home soil. Although Sarmiento is among the most solid home teams in the league, they are far from perfect. Their defence is not as good as expected with just 23% home clean sheets.
Godoy Cruz has picked up 8 points from the previous six league games. They still have a lot to prove when playing away from home. El Tomba wins 0.93 points per away game, a bit less than their home record shows. To improve results, they have to be more compact in defence. Godoy Cruz kept a clean sheet in just 14% of their visits.
It is hard to choose a favourite in this one. Both teams look evenly-matched and have their strengths. I am not willing to take a risk and prefer a double chance bet. My prediction is Draw or Godoy Cruz.