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Rosario Central take on Independiente in Wednesday’s big Copa de la Liga Profesional meeting.
All Rosario Central v Independiente match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Rosario Central will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 2-1 Copa de la Liga Profesional losing effort in their last game against Colón.
In that match, Rosario Central had 36% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Rosario Central was Damián Martínez (59'). For their opponents, Colón got 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Tomás Galván (48') and Rubén Botta (84') scored for Colón.
Miguel Russo's Rosario Central have celebrated scoring 6 times over their last 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 8.
Independiente head into the game following on from a 1-0 Copa de la Liga Profesional win with the defeat of Huracán in their previous fixture.
In that game, Independiente had 44% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Independiente was Alexis Canelo (26'). For their opponents, Huracán had 7 attempts on goal with 0 on target.
Looking at their form, and Independiente have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 6 goals in total. At the back, Independiente can certainly do much better. While that may be of interest, we must now wait to see if such a trend might be replicated in this upcoming game.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 07/04/2019 shows us that Rosario Central have won 2 of these & Independiente 3, with the number of drawn games standing at 1.
A total of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 of them for El Canalla and 9 for El Diablo Rojo. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league match featuring these sides was Superliga match day 11 on 13/04/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Rosario Central 1-0 Independiente.
That day, Rosario Central had 53% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Jaminton Campaz (23').
For their opponents, Independiente got 16 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Jorge Baliño.
Team News: Rosario Central
Maximiliano Lovera (Stiffness), Axel Werner (Strain), Walter Montoya (Ruptured ankle ligament), Facundo Mallo (Muscle Injury) and Francis Mac Allister (Ruptured cruciate ligament) won’t be available for Rosario Central manager Miguel Russo.
Team News: Independiente
Independiente manager Carlos Tevez has multiple availability issues to deal with. Lucas González (Stiffness), Ayrton Costa (Torn muscle bundle), Baltasar Barcia (Muscle Injury) and Rodrigo Márquez (Ruptured cruciate ligament) miss out here.
We think that Independiente may find it difficult to breach the defence of this Rosario Central lineup who will likely be able to grind out a win.
We’ve gone for a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Rosario Central at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Gigante de Arroyito (41,465)
Captain: Kevin Ortíz
Chairman: Gonzalo Belloso
Manager: Miguel Russo
Competitions: Superliga position 8, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A)
⭐ Star Man: Lautaro Giaccone
Mostly played in the Left Wing position, Lautaro Giaccone was born in San Francisco, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Rosario Central in the 2021 season, the dangerous Forward has managed 4 league goals in this Primera División 2023 season to date in 19 appearances.