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Godoy Cruz will be taking on the visiting Boca Juniors at Estadio Feliciano Gambarte in the Superliga match on Friday.
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Godoy Cruz will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-1 Superliga defeat in their last game at the hands of Barracas Central.
In that match, Godoy Cruz had 55% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Godoy Cruz, goals were scored by Diego Rodríguez (53' Own goal) and Martín Ojeda (61'). On the other side, Barracas Central had 18 shots on goal with 11 on target. Bruno Sepúlveda (45') and Dylan Glaby (64') scored for Barracas Central.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Godoy Cruz haven’t conceded. The reality is that Godoy Cruz have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals in the process.
Their prior results show that Godoy Cruz:
- are winless against Boca Juniors in their previous 13 league games. That has got to hurt.
- are undefeated in their previous 10 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
In the game prior to this, Boca Juniors drew 0-0 in the Superliga tie with Huracán.
In that match, Boca Juniors had 57% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Huracán had 5 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
A run of accomplished showings from the Boca Juniors defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their past 6 fixtures in total. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. That being said, it remains to be seen if that pattern will continue on in this next game.
Taking a look at their past results, Boca Juniors:
- remain unbeaten by Godoy Cruz when they have played them away from home in the previous 7 matches in the league. A very decent away record against them.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head results going back to 17/09/2017 shows that these fixtures have been pretty painful for Godoy Cruz. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins whatsoever while Boca Juniors have been too good for them, getting wins in 83% of those ties.
A combined total of 20 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 4 for Tomba and 16 netted by Los Xeneizes. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The previous league game between these clubs was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 11 on 21/04/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Boca Juniors 1-1 Godoy Cruz.
On that day, Boca Juniors had 60% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Darío Benedetto (34').
On the other side, Godoy Cruz got 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Salomón Rodríguez (44') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Hernán Mastrángelo.
Team News: Godoy Cruz
The Godoy Cruz manager Favio Orsi has no fitness worries at all before this clash with a completely healthy group available to select from.
We think that Tomba should use the 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Diego Rodríguez, Pier Barrios, Gianluca Ferrari, José Canale, Franco Negri, Gonzalo Abrego, Nelson Acevedo, Martin Ojeda, Tomás Castro, Enzo Larrosa and Matias Ramirez.
Team News: Boca Juniors
Boca Juniors manager Hugo Ibarra has some current player fitness concerns. Norberto Briasco (Sprained ankle), Diego González (Knee Injury), Sebastián Villa (Rupture of Outer Meniscus), Nicolás Figal (Knee Injury) and Exequiel Zeballos (Ruptured syndesmotic ligament) can’t be considered.
We’re of the thinking that Los Xeneizes seem most likely to elect for a 4-3-1-2 formation using Agustin Rossi, Marcelo Weigandt, Facundo Roncaglia, Marcos Rojo, Agustín Sández, Martín Payero, Alan Varela, Pol Fernández, Aaron Molinas, Luis Vázquez and Luca Langoni.
Our assessment is that Boca Juniors and Godoy Cruz could both end up scoring in what appears to be a good match-up, with little separating these two teams.
It could well end in a draw. We therefore think that it’s going to be a tight encounter, finishing with a 1-1 draw at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Feliciano Gambarte (18,000)
Captain: Guillermo Ortiz
Chairman: Alejandro Chapini
Manager: Favio Orsi
Competitions: Superliga position 7, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent)
⭐ Star Player: Salomón Rodríguez
Customarily played in the Striker position, Salomón Rodríguez was born in San Gregorio de Polanco, Uruguay. Having played his first senior match for Godoy Cruz in the 2022 season, the accomplished Forward has contributed 6 league goals in this Primera División 2022 season to date from a total of 20 appearances.