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The Superliga match at Estadio Libertadores de América on Saturday will see hosts Independiente playing against opponents Newell´s Old Boys.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Independiente v Newell´s Old Boys match are shown here - along with the latest match odds.
Independiente fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-1 Superliga victory vs Unión de Santa Fe.
In that match, Independiente managed 36% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Independiente was Lucas Romero (47'). At the other end, Unión de Santa Fe got 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
Independiente haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, finding the back of the net in one hundred percent of their last 6 matches.
They have totted up the amount of 9 during that period and have conceded a total of 6.
Pre-game facts show that Independiente:
- have left without a victory over Newell´s Old Boys in their last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
Newell´s Old Boys
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of Sarmiento in Superliga competition, Newell´s Old Boys will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Newell´s Old Boys managed 62% possession and 19 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Sarmiento got 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Yair Arismendi (58') scored for Sarmiento.
During their 6 latest matches, Javier Sanguinetti's Newell´s Old Boys have slotted home a total of 6 times thus giving them the goals scored per game average of 1.
Heading into this fixture, Newell´s Old Boys have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 07/05/2017 tells us that Independiente have won 3 of these games and Newell´s Old Boys 2, with the number of drawn matches being 1.
An aggregate of 20 goals were scored between them in this period, with 11 for El Diablo Rojo and 9 being from La Lepra. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league match between these sides was Superliga match day 19 on 31/10/2021 when it finished Newell´s Old Boys 1-0 Independiente.
On that day, Newell´s Old Boys managed 43% possession and 6 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer was Román Bravo (94').
For their opponents, Independiente got 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Fernando Espinoza.
Team News: Independiente
The Independiente manager Julio Falcioni will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from.
In all likelihood, El Diablo Rojo look set to use a 4-4-2 formation this time, utilising Milton Alvarez, Alex Vigo, Sergio Barreto, J. M. Insaurralde, Edgar Elizalde, Rodrigo Marquez, Lucas Daniel Romero, Ivan Marcone, Damian Batallini, Tomas Pozzo and Leandro Benegas.
Team News: Newell´s Old Boys
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from, the Newell´s Old Boys manager Javier Sanguinetti has zero fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this clash.
We reckon that La Lepra will likely begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Lautaro Morales, Cristian Lema, Gustavo Velazquez, Willer Ditta, Martin Luciano, Julian Fernandez, Juan Sforza, Juan Fernando Garro, Cristian Ferreira, Brian Aguirre and Juan Manuel Garcia.
We feel that Newell´s Old Boys certainly have the ability to score against this Independiente side, although it probably shouldn’t be enough to avoid a loss.
We think that it’s going to be a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Independiente when the full-time whistle blows. Definitely a tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Libertadores de América (49,592)
Captain: Lucas Romero
Chairman: Hugo Moyano
Manager: Julio Falcioni
Competitions: Superliga position 19, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent)
🔑 Key Player: Lucas Romero
Usually deployed in the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Lucas Romero was born in Argentina. After making a first senior appearance for Vélez Sarsfield in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Midfielder has hit 3 league goals in the Primera División 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 18 appearances.