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Atlético Tucumán play host to visiting team Estudiantes de La Plata at Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro in this Superliga meeting on Sunday.
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Atlético Tucumán will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following a 1-2 Superliga triumph versus Argentinos Juniors.
In that game, Atlético Tucumán had 33% possession and 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Atlético Tucumán was Cristian Menéndez (29', 38'). At the other end, Argentinos Juniors got 19 attempts on goal with 4 on target. David Zalazar (90') scored for Argentinos Juniors.
Lucas Pusineri's Atlético Tucumán have celebrated scoring a sum total of 9 times over their past half-dozen outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in that same time stands at 5.
Pre-game facts show that Atlético Tucumán:
- have not lost a league tie with Estudiantes de La Plata in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 11 home league matches. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Estudiantes de La Plata
Since tasting defeat last time out to Defensa y Justicia in Superliga competition, Estudiantes de La Plata and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Estudiantes de La Plata managed 57% possession and 25 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. The only player to score for Estudiantes de La Plata was Mauro Boselli (61'). At the other end, Defensa y Justicia had 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Adonis Frías (24') and Andrés Ríos (56') scored for Defensa y Justicia.
A succession of steadfast displays from the Estudiantes de La Plata defence has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 fixtures overall. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 5.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 12/04/2016 shows that Atlético Tucumán have won 0 of these & Estudiantes de La Plata 3, with the number of drawn games being 3.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 5 of them for El Decano and 9 for Los Pincharratas. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league fixture between these sides was Superliga match day 17 on 20/10/2021 when it ended Estudiantes de La Plata 1-1 Atlético Tucumán.
On that occasion, Estudiantes de La Plata had 53% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Agustín Rogel (4' Own goal) and Leandro Díaz (88').
Atlético Tucumán had 12 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Hernán Mastrángelo.
Team News: Atlético Tucumán
The Atlético Tucumán manager Lucas Pusineri has zero fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from.
We think that El Decano may well make use of the 4-4-2 formation for this one and select Tomas Marchiori, Maestro Puch Ignacio, Nicolas Thaller, Manuel Capasso, Matias Orihuela, Francisco Di Franco, Guillermo Acosta, Ramiro Carrera, Joaquin Pereyra, Jonathan Sandoval and M. Agustin Coronel.
Team News: Estudiantes de La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata manager Ricardo Zielinski has a number of players out of action. Luciano Lollo (Torn muscle bundle) and Ezequiel Muñoz (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not able to play.
It’s our belief that Los Pincharratas might elect for a 4-4-2 system with a starting lineup of Mariano Andujar, Leonardo Godoy, Jorge Morel, Fabian Noguera, Emmanuel Mas, Manuel Castro, Fernando Zuqui, Jorge Rodriguez, Leonardo Heredia, Leandro Diaz and Mauro Boselli.
Here is a game where Estudiantes de La Plata will need to put in a solid display to break down this Atlético Tucumán outfit who we think will be able to grind out a win.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning margin for Atlético Tucumán when all is said and done.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro (35,200)
Captain: Guillermo Acosta
Chairman: Mario Leito
Manager: Lucas Pusineri
Competitions: Superliga position 1, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent)
🔑 Star Man: Augusto Lotti
Mostly played in the Striker position, Augusto Lotti was born in Capital Federal, Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Unión de Santa Fe in the 2018 - 2019 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Primera División 2022 season so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.