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The Superliga tie at Estadio Pedro Bidegain on Friday sees home side San Lorenzo do battle with opponents Gimna ' Plata.
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San Lorenzo will be looking for an improved result here after the 2-1 Superliga loss in their previous game against Vélez Sarsfield.
In that match, San Lorenzo had 55% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. On the other side, Vélez Sarsfield got 5 shots at goal with 4 on target. Lucas Janson (2', 29') and Francisco Ortega (17' Own goal) scored for Vélez Sarsfield.
San Lorenzo have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they’ve also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that San Lorenzo have seen their goal breached in 5 of them in addition to managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those games.
Coming into this clash, San Lorenzo are unbeaten in the league by Gimna ' Plata in their previous 2 games.
Gimna ' Plata
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Banfield in Superliga competition, Gimna ' Plata and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Gimna ' Plata had 50% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. At the other end, Banfield got 16 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Ramiro Enrique (77') was the scorer for Banfield.
A sequence of accomplished showings from the Gimna ' Plata defence has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their previous 6 clashes in total. Over that same period of time, their forwards have scored 6. That sort of trend won’t necessarily be sustained into this game, of course.
Their past results show that Gimna ' Plata:
- have not won against San Lorenzo when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings dating back to 05/03/2016, neither club has come out on top overall with San Lorenzo winning 2 of those games, Gimna ' Plata 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A combined total of 8 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 4 for Ciclón and 4 being from El Lobo. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.33.
Team News: San Lorenzo
The San Lorenzo boss Diego Monarriz will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all ahead of this game with a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Gimna ' Plata
Due to a fully healthy group available to choose from, the Gimna ' Plata boss Néstor Gorosito has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We’re thinking that Gimna ' Plata and San Lorenzo may well both score, with little between these two teams.
It appears that a draw might be on the cards. With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-1 score draw when all is said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Pedro Bidegain (47,964)
Captain: Sebastián Torrico
Chairman: Marcelo Tinelli
Manager: Diego Monarriz
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 24
🔑 Key Man: Nicolás Fernández
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Nicolás Fernández was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Defensa y Justicia in the 2014 season, the skilful Forward has got 3 league goals in this Superliga 2021 campaign so far in a total of 17 appearances.