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Fans of both teams await the Copa de la Liga Profesional action scheduled for Saturday when Vélez Sarsfield will be taking on Colón.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Vélez Sarsfield v Colón are shown on this page - along with the latest match odds.
Vélez Sarsfield will play in this match following a 1-1 Copa de la Liga Profesional drawn result against Argentinos Juniors.
In that game, Vélez Sarsfield had 35% possession and 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Vélez Sarsfield was Claudio Aquino (27'). At the other end, Argentinos Juniors got 13 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Luciano Gondou (79') scored for Argentinos Juniors.
It has been seldom in recent games where Vélez Sarsfield have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Vélez Sarsfield have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 5 goals on the way.
Colón will go into this encounter following on from a 3-0 Copa de la Liga Profesional win as they beat Talleres in their most recent outing.
In that game, Colón had 35% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 8 on target. For Colón, goals were scored by Baldomero Perlaza (5'), Ramón Ábila (8') and Tomás Galván (58'). On the other side, Talleres got 21 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
During their six latest matches, Israel Damonte's Colón have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times therefore yielding them a goals per game average of 1.33.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 15/02/2019 tells us that Vélez Sarsfield have won 2 of these games & Colón 3, with the number of drawn matches standing at 1.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 8 for El Fortín and 8 created by Los Sabaleros. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league game featuring these sides was Superliga match day 13 on 21/04/2023 when it ended Colón 2-1 Vélez Sarsfield.
That day, Colón had 38% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Their only player to score was Ramón Ábila (25', 40').
For their opponents, Vélez Sarsfield had 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Gianluca Prestianni (81') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Dario Herrera.
Team News: Vélez Sarsfield
Gastón Gómez (Pubalgia) and Christian Ordóñez (Knee injury) aren’t available for Vélez Sarsfield manager Sebastián Méndez.
Team News: Colón
Due to a fully injury-free group to pick from, the Colón manager Israel Damonte has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
Colón have it within them to put one past this Vélez Sarsfield team, however it realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We reckon that it will be a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Vélez Sarsfield at the end of the 90 minutes. Definitely a tough call.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio José Amalfitani (49,543)
Captain: Lautaro Gianetti
Chairman: Sergio Rapisarda
Manager: Sebastián Méndez
Competitions: Superliga position 25, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A)
⭐ Key Man: Walter Bou
Customarily deployed in the Striker position, Walter Bou was born in Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Gimna ' Plata in the 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Primera División 2023 campaign so far from a total of 18 appearances.