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The Superliga tie at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa on Sunday will see home team Newell´s Old Boys taking on opponents Colón.
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Newell´s Old Boys
Newell´s Old Boys will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-0 Superliga loss in their previous game against Atlético Tucumán.
In that game, Newell´s Old Boys managed 63% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Atlético Tucumán got 12 shots at goal with 3 on target. Ramiro Carrera (74') and Renzo Tesuri (98') scored for Atlético Tucumán.
Newell´s Old Boys have been quite ineffective in attack in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opposing sides during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, Newell´s Old Boys have also seen the number of goals against them total 8.
Analysis of their past results shows that Newell´s Old Boys:
- haven't lost in the league to Colón in their last 2 games.
- are without a home win in the past 3 matches in the league.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Independiente in Superliga competition, Colón will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Colón had 59% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Independiente had 14 shots at goal with 5 on target. Damián Batallini (11'), Leandro Fernández (44') and Leandro Benegas (54') scored for Independiente.
Looking at their form, and Colón have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in total. At the back, Colón have clearly had some problems. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Going into this encounter, Colón are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 29/08/2015 shows that Newell´s Old Boys have won 2 of them & Colón 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
In all, 12 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from La Lepra and 5 belonging to Los Sabaleros. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
The previous league game between these sides was Superliga match day 10 on 04/09/2021 which ended up with the score at Colón 1-1 Newell´s Old Boys.
On that day, Colón managed 57% possession and 10 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was Facundo Farías (75').
Newell´s Old Boys got 8 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Facundo Mansilla (43') was the scorer.
The referee was Jorge Baliño.
Team News: Newell´s Old Boys
The Newell´s Old Boys manager Javier Sanguinetti will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
It’s our opinion that La Lepra will probably line up in a 4-3-3 system for the game, utilising Franco Herrera, Armando Méndez, Willer Ditta, Cristian Lema, Martín Luciano, Juan Sforza, Fabian Angel, Julián Fernández, Francisco Gonzalez, Juan Manuel Garcia and Ramiro Sordo.
Team News: Colón
With a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Colón boss Julio Falcioni doesn’t have any fitness concerns to report coming into this match.
It’s our belief that Los Sabaleros seem likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup, giving starts to Ignacio Chicco, Eric Meza, Facundo Garces, Paolo Goltz, Rafael Delgado, Santiago Pierotti, Julián Chicco, Christian Bernardi, Juan Sánchez Miño, Juan Alvarez and Ramón Abila.
When taking all factors into account, Colón should get enough chances to put one past this Newell´s Old Boys side, however that probably won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re tipping a 2-1 advantage for Newell´s Old Boys by the conclusion of the game. Let’s just see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Newell´s Old Boys
Stadium: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa (42,000)
Captain: Pablo Pérez
Chairman: Ignacio Astore
Manager: Javier Sanguinetti
Competitions: Superliga position 11, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent)
🔑 Star Man: Ramiro Sordo
Usually played in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Ramiro Sordo was born in Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Newell´s Old Boys in the 2021 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in the Superliga 2022 campaign so far from a total of 11 appearances.