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The two sides are preparing for Copa de la Liga Profesional action taking place on Saturday when Banfield play Argentinos Juniors.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Banfield v Argentinos Juniors game - plus the latest match odds.
Banfield are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 Copa de la Liga Profesional success over Instituto.
In that match, Banfield had 31% possession and 5 shots on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Banfield was Geronimo Rivera (94'). At the other end, Instituto got 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target.
A recurring trait of more recent Banfield games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would have been a losing one.
In the game prior to this, Argentinos Juniors drew 2-2 in the Copa de la Liga Profesional match with Atlético Tucumán.
In that match, Argentinos Juniors had 60% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. For Argentinos Juniors, goals were scored by Gabriel Ávalos (34') and Luciano Gondou (39'). For their opponents, Atlético Tucumán had 14 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Mateo Coronel (64', 65') scored for Atlético Tucumán.
Looking at their form, and Argentinos Juniors have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 13 goals overall. At the back, Argentinos Juniors could really do with shoring things up. We will see if that trend can be continued on here.
Head to head
Checking on their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 16/08/2019 shows us that Banfield have won 1 of them & Argentinos Juniors 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A combined total of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 5 of them from El Taladro and 9 belonging to Bichitos Colorados. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The last league game featuring the two was Superliga match day 22 on 02/07/2023 and the score finished Banfield 1-0 Argentinos Juniors.
On that occasion, Banfield had 29% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Their only player to score was Milton Giménez (68').
For their opponents, Argentinos Juniors got 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Nazareno Arasa.
Team News: Banfield
Lautaro Ríos (Knee Injury), Franco Quinteros (Torn muscle bundle), Alexis Maldonado (Ligament Injury), Horacio Tijanovich (Knee Injury) and Alejandro Cabrera (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are unavailable for Banfield manager Julio Falcioni.
Team News: Argentinos Juniors
Argentinos Juniors boss Cristian Zermatten has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Federico Lanzillotta (Muscle Injury), Matías Vera (Muscle Injury), Mariano Bíttolo (Muscle Injury), Pablo Minissale (Inguinal Hernia) and Luciano Sánchez (Knee Injury) are not able to play.
Our thinking is that Argentinos Juniors and Banfield should both get enough opportunities to score, although it’s hard to separate the two.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a very even match with a score draw at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Florencio Sola (34,901)
Captain: Jesús Dátolo
Chairman: Eduardo Spinosa
Manager: Julio Falcioni
Competitions: Superliga position 21, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A)
🔑 Star Player: Milton Giménez
Regularly used in the Striker position, Milton Giménez was born in Grand Bourg, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Central Córdoba in the 2021 season, the talented Forward has struck 5 league goals in this Primera División 2023 season to date from a total of 23 appearances.