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The Superliga match at Estadio Néstor Díaz Pérez on Saturday will see home team Lanús welcome Banfield.
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Lanús will be looking for an improved result here after the 4-2 Superliga losing effort in their last game against Boca Juniors.
In that match, Lanús had 35% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. For Lanús, the scorers were Ignacio Malcorra (23') and Diego Braghieri (82'). On the other side, Boca Juniors had 27 attempts at goal with 10 of them on target. Marcelo Weigandt (32'), Agustín Almendra (38'), Luis Vázquez (50') and Cristian Pavón (94') scored for Boca Juniors.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Lanús have shown defensive steel. In fact, Lanús have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 9 goals during that time. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this game, though.
Going into this encounter, Lanús have not won against Banfield in their last 4 matches in the league.
Since being defeated in their last game at the hands of River Plate in Superliga competition, Banfield will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Banfield had 48% possession and 9 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Banfield was Gustavo Canto (18' Own goal). River Plate had 18 attempts on goal with 8 on target.
A run of very capable displays from the Banfield defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their last 6 outings in total. In that period, their own attack force has managed to score 3.
Taking a look at their past results, Banfield:
- haven't been beaten by Lanús when having played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- have not been beaten in their last 4 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 6 league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 02/04/2017 tells us that Lanús have won 1 of these and Banfield 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 2.
A sum of 10 goals were scored between them in this period, with 4 for Granate and 6 coming from El Taladro. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.67.
Team News: Lanús
The Lanús manager Luis Zubeldía will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match owing to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Banfield
Thanks to a mainly available squad, there is only the sole fitness problem for the Banfield gaffer Javier Sanguinetti to contend with. Alejandro Cabrera (Ruptured ligaments) won’t be playing here.
We’re thinking that Banfield might well have a job on their hands to put one past this Lanús team who we think will get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore fancy a very competitive game with a 1-0 victory for Lanús at the end of this one.
We’ll see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Néstor Díaz Pérez (47,027)
Captain: Lautaro Acosta
Chairman: Nicolás Russo
Manager: Luis Zubeldía
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 4
⭐ Key Player: Ignacio Malcorra
Normally taking to the field in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Ignacio Malcorra was born in Rio Colorado, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Unión de Santa Fe in the 2015 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed 4 league goals in this Superliga 2021 campaign to date in 12 appearances.