Boca Juniors meet visiting opponents Tigre at The Estadio Alberto J. Armando in the Superliga game on Sunday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Boca Juniors v Tigre game - as well as the best betting odds.
Boca Juniors will be hoping for a better result following a 1-0 Copa Libertadores defeat last time out to Deportivo Pereira.
Arley Rodríguez (78') was the scorer for Deportivo Pereira.
An interesting aspect of more recent Boca Juniors games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior six clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a loser.
Leading up to this clash, Boca Juniors:
- haven't lost in the league to Tigre in their previous 10 matches. A long run without a loss.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
In their last fixture, Tigre drew 0-0 in the Copa Sudamericana tie with Deportes Tolima.
Diego Martínez's Tigre have turned their attacks into goals a total of 7 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during the equivalent period equals 5.
A look at their previous results shows us that Tigre:
- are winless against Boca Juniors when they've played them away from home in the last 10 league games. An awful away record.
- are without an away win for the past 6 league games.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 02/10/2016 shows that these fixtures have not been good ones for Tigre. They have not been able to register any victories whatsoever while Boca Juniors have just been stronger than them, beating them in 83% of those matches.
Loads of goals were seen in those games, too - 23 in total which averages out at 3.83 goals per meeting.
The last league fixture between these sides was Superliga match day 3 on 16/06/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Boca Juniors 5-3 Tigre.
On that occasion, Boca Juniors managed 49% possession and 9 shots on goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Darío Benedetto (11', 77'), Nicolás Figal (34' Own goal) and Ezequiel Zeballos (54', 74').
At the other end, Tigre had 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. Nicolás Demartini (57' Own goal) and Mateo Retegui (66', 89') scored.
The match was refereed by Jorge Baliño.
Team News: Boca Juniors
Marcos Rojo (Fitness) and Exequiel Zeballos (Knee Injury) won’t be able to feature for Boca Juniors manager Jorge Almirón.
In our view, Los Xeneizes may well kick off with a 4-3-3 formation in the match featuring Sergio Romero, Luis Advincula, Facundo Roncaglia, Jorge Nicolás Figal, Frank Fabra, Juan Ramirez, Martín Payero, Pol Fernández, Oscar Romero, Dario Benedetto and Sebastián Villa.
Team News: Tigre
From a largely available group of players, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Tigre gaffer Diego Martínez to contend with. Ijiel Protti (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Matadores seem likely to play in a 4-3-1-2 formation by sending out Gonzalo Marinelli, Víctor Cabrera, Lucas Blondel, Abel Luciatti, Lautaro Montoya, Cristian Zabala, Agustin Cardozo, Lucas Menossi, Alexis Castro, Mateo Retegui and Facundo Colidio.
In this game, Tigre have it in them to break down this Boca Juniors outfit, although it is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Boca Juniors at the end of the match. Let’s see what eventuates.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Alberto J. Armando (57,200)
Captain: Marcos Rojo
Chairman: Jorge Amor Ameal
Manager: Jorge Almirón
Competitions: Superliga position 10, Copa Libertadores (Group F)
🔑 Star Man: Miguel Ángel Merentiel
Generally deployed in the Striker position, Miguel Ángel Merentiel was born in Paysandú, Uruguay. After having made a senior debut playing for Lorca in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Primera División 2023 campaign so far in a total of 15 appearances.