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Gimna ' Plata play host to away team Vélez Sarsfield at Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo in the Superliga meeting on Tuesday.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Gimna ' Plata v Vélez Sarsfield game (plus the best game odds).
Gimna ' Plata
Gimna ' Plata will be looking for an improved result here following the 4-0 Superliga defeat last time out to Godoy Cruz.
In that game, Gimna ' Plata managed 47% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. On the other side, Godoy Cruz got 17 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Damián Pérez (61'), Ezequiel Bullaude (75') and Martín Ojeda (79', 89') scored for Godoy Cruz.
Gimna ' Plata have not been in good attacking form of late. Their goals record equals just 2 against opposing sides over their last 6 fixtures. In those meetings, Gimna ' Plata have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 8. That aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern might be maintained in this match.
Leading up to this clash, Gimna ' Plata:
- have not beaten Vélez Sarsfield in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 9 league matches at home. A very good run at home.
- are without a home win in the past 2 matches in the league.
Vélez Sarsfield will come into the meeting after a 4-0 Superliga win versus Unión de Santa Fe in their most recent outing.
In that match, Vélez Sarsfield managed 63% possession and 18 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Vélez Sarsfield, goals were scored by Luca Orellano (54'), Juan Lucero (56'), Lucas Janson (76') and Ricardo Centurión (86'). At the other end, Unión de Santa Fe got 11 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Mauricio Pellegrino's Vélez Sarsfield have fired home a total of 13 times throughout their previous six matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during that same period equals 5.
Analysis of their past results shows that Vélez Sarsfield:
- have not registered a win against Gimna ' Plata when they've played them away from home in the last 6 league games. Not good at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 29/10/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Gimna ' Plata winning 2 of those games, Vélez Sarsfield 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 for El Lobo and 8 belonging to El Fortín. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.5.
Team News: Gimna ' Plata
The Gimna ' Plata manager Massimo Messera has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of before this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Vélez Sarsfield
Thanks to a completely healthy squad available to choose from, the Vélez Sarsfield manager Mauricio Pellegrino does not have any fitness concerns to speak of before this clash.
Here, we’re thinking that Gimna ' Plata could well find it tough to be putting a goal past this Vélez Sarsfield lineup who will likely end up scoring and possibly keep a clean sheet as well.
We therefore see a 0-1 winning score for Vélez Sarsfield at the end of this one.
Expecting it to be tight.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Gimna ' Plata
Stadium: Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo (24,525)
Captain: Lucas Licht
Chairman: Gabriel Pellegrino
Manager: Massimo Messera
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 23
🔑 Key Man: Matías Pérez García
Customarily taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Matías Pérez García was born in Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Lanús in the 2003 - 2004 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has got 2 league goals in this Superliga 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 5 appearances.