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Wednesday’s Copa de la Liga Profesional fixture list will see Sarmiento facing off with Central Córdoba.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Sarmiento v Central Córdoba are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Sarmiento enter this game following on from a 1-1 Copa de la Liga Profesional tied result against Defensa y Justicia.
In that match, Sarmiento had 54% possession and 10 shots at goal with 5 on target. The scorer for Sarmiento was Agustin Fontana (58'). For their opponents, Defensa y Justicia had 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Manuel Duarte (15') was the scorer for Defensa y Justicia.
Fewer than three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Sarmiento have taken part. With regard to the goal distribution in that period, opposition teams scored a total of 5 and Sarmiento totted up 5. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Central Córdoba come into this clash after a 3-2 Copa de la Liga Profesional win over Platense in their last outing.
In that game, Central Córdoba had 49% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Central Córdoba, the scorers were Luis Miguel Rodríguez (22'), Lucas Gamba (62') and Lucas Angelini (87'). For their opponents, Platense had 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Nicolás Castro (64') and Ciro Rius (71') scored for Platense.
The stats don’t lie, and Central Córdoba have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, conceding 11 goals in all. Defensively, Central Córdoba have seen their frailties exposed.
Head to head
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Superliga match day 15 on 09/05/2023 and the score finished Central Córdoba 0-1 Sarmiento.
That time, Central Córdoba managed 64% possession and 25 shots at goal with 5 on target.
Sarmiento got 16 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Luciano Gondou (44') scored.
The referee was Jorge Baliño.
Team News: Sarmiento
José Mauri (Ruptured ligaments) and Yair Arismendi (Ruptured cruciate ligament) aren’t available for Sarmiento boss Pablo Lavallén.
Team News: Central Córdoba
Central Córdoba boss Omar de Felippe has some current player fitness concerns. Delfor Minervino (Torn muscle bundle) and Andrés Ferro (Sprained ankle) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Central Córdoba will really need to work well to break down this Sarmiento lineup who should score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re going for a very competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for Sarmiento at the end of this game.
Should be a close one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Eva Perón (22,000)
Captain: Lisandro López
Chairman: Fernando Chiófalo
Manager: Pablo Lavallén
Competitions: Superliga position 19, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group B)
🔑 Key Man: Lucas Melano
Customarily taking up the Right Wing position, Lucas Melano was born in Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Belgrano in the 2011 - 2012 season, the gifted Forward has struck 4 league goals in the Primera División 2023 campaign so far in a total of 24 appearances.