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Estudiantes de La Plata will be facing visiting team Rosario Central at Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi in this Superliga match on Friday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Estudiantes de La Plata v Rosario Central - plus the latest match odds.
Estudiantes de La Plata
Estudiantes de La Plata prepare for this match following a 1-1 Superliga tied result against Racing Club.
In that game, Estudiantes de La Plata managed 49% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. The scorer for Estudiantes de La Plata was Leonardo Godoy (80'). At the other end, Racing Club got 9 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Anibal Moreno (47') was the scorer for Racing Club.
Fewer than three goals per match were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Estudiantes de La Plata have been participants. In terms of the goal weighting in that period, their opponents scored an aggregate of 6 and Estudiantes de La Plata managed a tally of 7.
A look at their previous results shows us that Estudiantes de La Plata:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Following on from suffering a loss in their previous game against Argentinos Juniors in Superliga competition, Rosario Central and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Rosario Central managed 41% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Argentinos Juniors got 12 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Gabriel Carabajal (48') scored for Argentinos Juniors.
The stats don’t lie, and Rosario Central have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 10 goals in total. Defensively, Rosario Central have some weaknesses to address. Nevertheless, we’ll just have to find out if that pattern might continue on here in this game or not.
Going into this encounter, Rosario Central haven't beaten Estudiantes de La Plata in away games against them for the last 11 league games. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 18/04/2015 tells us that Estudiantes de La Plata have won 3 of these games and Rosario Central 1, with the tally of draws being 2.
In all, 16 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for Los Pincharratas and 6 created by El Canalla. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
Team News: Estudiantes de La Plata
The Estudiantes de La Plata boss Ricardo Zielinski does not have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available to select from.
Team News: Rosario Central
Rosario Central manager Kily González has to currently contend with reduced team options. Martín Rabuñal (Cruciate Ligament Injury) and Fabián Rinaudo (Rupture of the pattella) are those who can’t be considered.
In our opinion, Rosario Central should get enough chances to find the back of the net against this Estudiantes de La Plata lineup, however that probably won’t quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Estudiantes de La Plata by the time that the referee blows the final whistle. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Estudiantes de La Plata
Stadium: Estadio Jorge Luis Hirschi (30,018)
Captain: Mariano Andújar
Chairman: Martín Gorostegui
Manager: Ricardo Zielinski
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 4
🔑 Star Man: Manuel Castro
Mostly deployed in the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Manuel Castro was born in Durazno, Uruguay. Having made his senior debut playing for Estudiantes de La Plata in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has netted 6 league goals in the Superliga 2021 season to date in 13 appearances.