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Independiente take on Huracán in Friday’s big Copa de la Liga Profesional fixture.
View all of the Independiente v Huracán predictions, poll and stats below - along with the latest match odds.
Independiente will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Copa de la Liga Profesional triumph vs Gimna ' Plata.
In that game, Independiente had 46% possession and 9 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For Independiente, the goalscorers were Mauricio Isla (8'), Matías Giménez (88') and Joaquín Laso (94' Own goal). At the other end, Gimnasia y Esgrima had 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Independiente have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Independiente have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 6 goals on the way.
Huracán will go into this match following on from a 2-1 Copa de la Liga Profesional win vs Colón in their last game.
In that game, Huracán had 49% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Huracán was Matías Cóccaro (56', 72'). On the other side, Colón had 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Tomás Galván (54') was the scorer for Colón.
A sequence of outstanding displays by the Huracán defensive unit has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 4 from their past 6 outings combined. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 7. That being said, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend shall be maintained in this game.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 14/12/2020 shows us that Independiente have won 4 of them and Huracán 1, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 1.
In all, 16 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 11 of them from El Diablo Rojo and 5 being from El Globo / Los Quemeros. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league match between the two was Superliga match day 22 on 02/07/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Independiente 1-0 Huracán.
On that occasion, Independiente managed 44% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Martín Cauteruccio (40').
Huracán got 7 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
The match was refereed by Fernando Rapallini.
Team News: Independiente
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Independiente boss Carlos Tevez to be concerned about from a near full-strength group. Rodrigo Márquez (Ruptured cruciate ligament) is sidelined.
Team News: Huracán
Due to a completely healthy group available to choose from, the Huracán boss Diego Martínez doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this game.
We feel that Huracán are capable enough to find the net against this Independiente lineup, however that may not quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re predicting both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Independiente by the conclusion of the game. Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Libertadores de América (49,592)
Captain: Iván Marcone
Chairman: Fabián Doman
Manager: Carlos Tevez
Competitions: Superliga position 24, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A)
🔑 Key Man: Martín Cauteruccio
Typically playing in the Striker position, Martín Cauteruccio was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After having played his first senior match for Quilmes in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has hit 11 league goals in the Primera División 2023 season so far in a total of 27 appearances.