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Vélez Sarsfield will arrive at Estadio Marcelo Bielsa on Saturday for the Superliga meeting with home team Newell´s Old Boys.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Newell´s Old Boys v Vélez Sarsfield are shown on this page - plus the latest match odds.
Newell´s Old Boys
Newell´s Old Boys go into this game following on from a 2-2 Superliga drawn result versus Godoy Cruz.
In that game, Newell´s Old Boys managed 39% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Newell´s Old Boys, the scorers were Manuel Capasso (30') and Jonathan Cristaldo (45'). For their opponents, Godoy Cruz got 20 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Martín Ojeda (58', 82') scored for Godoy Cruz.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Newell´s Old Boys have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Newell´s Old Boys have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 11 goals along the way.
Their past results show that Newell´s Old Boys:
- have not beaten Vélez Sarsfield in their last 3 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 4 league matches. Their supporters are understandably frustrated.
In their previous game, Vélez Sarsfield drew 3-3 in the Superliga match with Independiente.
In that game, Vélez Sarsfield managed 60% possession and 16 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Vélez Sarsfield, goals were scored by Juan Lucero (12'), Thiago Almada (88') and Matías De los Santos (93'). On the other side, Independiente had 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Silvio Romero (13', 31') and Ayrton Costa (71') scored for Independiente.
During their six latest matches, Mauricio Pellegrino's Vélez Sarsfield have found the back of the net a total of 14 times therefore earning them a goals scored per game average of 2.33.
Their prior results show that Vélez Sarsfield:
- have not beaten Newell´s Old Boys when having played them away from home in the previous 11 matches in the league. A really bad run.
- are undefeated in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 18/03/2017 shows us that Newell´s Old Boys have won 1 of these and Vélez Sarsfield 5, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A combined sum of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for La Lepra and 8 for El Fortín. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.
Team News: Newell´s Old Boys
The Newell´s Old Boys manager Fernando Gamboa has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely healthy squad available to select from.
Team News: Vélez Sarsfield
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Vélez Sarsfield manager Mauricio Pellegrino has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game.
We feel that Vélez Sarsfield and Newell´s Old Boys are probably both going to find scoring goals difficult here.
At this stage, it appears to have the makings of a possible draw. That’s why our selection here is for a very competitive game with a 0-0 scoreline when the referee blows the final whistle.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Newell´s Old Boys
Stadium: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa (42,000)
Captain: Maxi Rodríguez
Chairman: Eduardo Bermúdez
Manager: Fernando Gamboa
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Superliga position 19
⭐ Key Player: Jonathan Cristaldo
Normally played in the Striker position, Jonathan Cristaldo was born in Lomas de Zamora Partido, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Vélez Sarsfield in the 2006 - 2007 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 2 league goals in this Superliga 2021 season so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.