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The Superliga tie at Estadio Claudio Chiqui Tapia on Saturday sees hosts Barracas Central ready themselves for the visit of Godoy Cruz.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Barracas Central v Godoy Cruz can be seen below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Barracas Central prepare for this match following on from a 1-1 Superliga draw vs Huracán.
In that match, Barracas Central had 38% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for Barracas Central was Facundo Mater (45'). Huracán had 16 shots on goal with 7 on target. Lucas Merolla (76') scored for Huracán.
Over their prior six games, Rodolfo de Paoli's Barracas Central have managed to score a total of 7 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Barracas Central are unbeaten in their previous 5 home league matches.
In the game prior to this, Godoy Cruz drew 1-1 in the Superliga match with Tigre.
In that match, Godoy Cruz had 53% possession and 20 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Godoy Cruz was Pier Barrios (77'). On the other side, Tigre got 8 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Blas Armoa (13') scored for Tigre.
Looking at their form, and Godoy Cruz have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 7 goals in total. In defence, Godoy Cruz have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
The previous league match featuring the two was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 14 on 07/05/2022 when it finished Barracas Central 3-1 Godoy Cruz.
That day, Barracas Central had 38% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Goals were scored by Pablo Mouche (3'), Bruno Sepúlveda (39') and Neri Bandiera (50').
On the other side, Godoy Cruz got 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Ezequiel Bullaude (27') was the scorer.
The referee was Yael Falcón Pérez.
Team News: Barracas Central
The Barracas Central boss Rodolfo de Paoli will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of before this match with a completely healthy squad available to choose from.
It’s our opinion that Barracas Central look set to opt for a 4-4-2 system for this game, handing starts to Cristian Arce, M. Rodriguez, Nicolas Ferreyra, Gonzalo Paz, Juan Diaz, Facundo Mater, Carlos Martin Arce, Ivan Tapia, Carlos Valenzuela, B. C. Sepulveda and N. Ricardo Bandiera.
Team News: Godoy Cruz
With a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, the Godoy Cruz boss Favio Orsi has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this clash.
We’re of the thinking that Tomba might elect for a 5-3-2 lineup, going with Diego Rodriguez, Pier Barrios, Gianluca Ferrari, Jose Maria Canale, Juan Pintado, Franco Negri, Gabriel Vega, Nelson Acevedo, Tomas Castro, Martin Ojeda and Salomon Rodriguez.
Barracas Central will need things to go their way to score goals against this Godoy Cruz lineup who we reckon should just have the edge.
Therefore, we predict a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 0-1 advantage for Godoy Cruz at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Claudio Chiqui Tapia (4,400)
Captain: Iván Tapia
Chairman: Matías Tapia
Manager: Rodolfo de Paoli
Competitions: Superliga position 16
🔑 Star Player: Cristian Colmán
Customarily used in the Striker position, Cristian Colmán was born in San Cosme y Damián, Paraguay. Having played his first senior match for FC Dallas in the 2017 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 7 league goals in this Primera División 2022 campaign so far from a total of 14 appearances.