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We’re counting down to Copa de la Liga Profesional action on Tuesday as Instituto play Barracas Central.
Our Instituto v Barracas Central predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Instituto will be looking for a repeat result of a 1-2 Copa de la Liga Profesional victory versus Argentinos Juniors.
In that game, Instituto had 35% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. For Instituto, the scorers were Adrián Martínez (72') and Jonás Acevedo (97'). Argentinos Juniors got 14 shots on goal with 5 on target. Luciano Gondou (81') scored for Argentinos Juniors.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Instituto have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Instituto have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 5 goals along the way. We will just have to find out if that trend will end up being sustained here.
In their previous fixture, Barracas Central drew 1-1 in the Copa de la Liga Profesional match with Rosario Central.
In that match, Barracas Central had 42% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. For Barracas Central, the goals were scored by Francisco Álvarez (43' Own goal) and Nicolás Tolosa (45'). For their opponents, Rosario Central got 6 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Looking at their form, and Barracas Central have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 8 goals overall. At the back, Barracas Central have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring the two was Superliga match day 15 on 05/05/2023 when it ended Barracas Central 3-0 Instituto.
That day, Barracas Central had 36% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The goalscorers were Francisco Álvarez (24'), Bruno Sepúlveda (63') and Iván Tapia (74').
At the other end, Instituto had 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Nicolás Lamolina.
Team News: Instituto
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Instituto gaffer Diego Dabove to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Nicolás Linares (Ankle problems) won’t play.
Team News: Barracas Central
Barracas Central manager Sergio Rondina has to choose a team with limited availability. Facundo Mater (Partial tear of the plantar fascia), Rodrigo Herrera (Muscle injury), Lucas López (Ligament injury), Franco Frías (ankle sprain) and Fernando Prado (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be making appearances.
In this match, Barracas Central have enough to find the back of the net against this Instituto lineup, however it realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 win for Instituto after the 90. It really should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Juan Domingo Perón (26,000)
Captain: Fernando Alarcón
Chairman: Juan Manuel Cavagliatto
Manager: Diego Dabove
Competitions: Superliga position 18, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A)
⭐ Star Player: Adrián Martínez
Customarily played in the Striker position, Adrián Martínez was born in Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Coritiba in the 2022 season, the gifted Forward has scored 11 league goals in the Primera División 2023 campaign to date coming from a total of 26 appearances.