The Superliga clash at Estadio 15 de Abril on Thursday sees home team Unión de Santa Fe take to the field against Gimna ‘ Plata.
View all of the Unión de Santa Fe v Gimna ‘ Plata predictions, poll and stats below.
Unión de Santa Fe
Unión de Santa Fe will be wanting a better result here after the 2-0 Superliga loss in their previous game against Argentinos Juniors.
In that match, Unión de Santa Fe managed 44% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Argentinos Juniors had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Gabriel Ávalos (35′, 87′) scored for Argentinos Juniors.
It’s not been often in recent times where Unión de Santa Fe have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Unión de Santa Fe have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 8 goals during that time.
Coming into this meeting, Unión de Santa Fe haven’t been defeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
Gimna ‘ Plata
Last time out, Gimna ‘ Plata drew 1-1 in the Superliga tie with Vélez Sarsfield.
In that match, Gimna ‘ Plata managed 33% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Gimna ‘ Plata was Leonardo Morales (75′). Vélez Sarsfield got 16 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Abiel Osorio (72’) scored for Vélez Sarsfield.
A succession of resolute showings from the Gimna ‘ Plata defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 2 from their past 6 outings overall. During the same period of time, their own attack force has managed to score 5. That sort of pattern might not be sustained into this game, of course.
Their past results show that Gimna ‘ Plata:
- have not beaten Unión de Santa Fe in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
↔️ Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 11/09/2017 tells us that Unión de Santa Fe have won 3 of these games and Gimna ‘ Plata 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
In all, 7 goals were scored between them in these games, with 4 from El Tatengue and 3 for El Lobo. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.17.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 12 on 23/04/2022 when it finished Gimna ‘ Plata 1-0 Unión de Santa Fe.
On that occasion, Gimna ‘ Plata had 46% possession and 18 shots at goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Ramón Sosa (48’).
At the other end, Unión de Santa Fe had 12 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Fernando Espinoza.
📰 Team News: Unión de Santa Fe
The Unión de Santa Fe manager Gustavo Munúa will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game with a fully injury-free group ready to go.
In our view, El Tatengue will possibly make use of the 4-4-2 system this time, utilising Santiago Mele, Francisco Gerometta, Franco Calderón, Diego Polenta, Lucas Esquivel, Bryan Castrillon, Juan Ignacio Nardoni, Juan Carlos Portillo, Imanol Machuca, Mauro Luna Diale and Junior Marabel.
📰 Team News: Gimna ‘ Plata
Out of a mainly available group, there is only the one fitness issue for the Gimna ‘ Plata boss Néstor Gorosito to be concerned about. Nicolás Contin (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that El Lobo appear most likely to play in a 4-4-2 system with a starting lineup of Rodrigo Rey, Guillermo Enrique, Leonardo Morales, Germán Guiffrey, Nicolás Colazo, Tomás Muro, Emanuel Cecchini, Manuel Insaurralde, Ramón Sosa, Brahian Alemán and Franco Soldano.
We’re of the opinion that Gimna ‘ Plata should have enough to find the back of the net against this Unión de Santa Fe lineup, although that possibly won’t prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We reckon that it will be a very close game with a 2-1 victory for Unión de Santa Fe by the time that the referee blows the final whistle.