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Platense will come up against Sarmiento in Saturday’s Copa de la Liga Profesional meeting.
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Platense prepare for this game after a 1-1 Copa de la Liga Profesional drawn match against Tigre.
In that match, Platense managed 40% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player to score for Platense was Ronaldo Martínez (89'). Tigre got 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. José Paradela (12') scored for Tigre.
It’s been all too rare in recent games where Platense have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Platense have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 6 goals during that time.
Previously, Sarmiento drew 0-0 in the Copa de la Liga Profesional match with Godoy Cruz.
In that match, Sarmiento had 46% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Godoy Cruz had 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
A sequence of hard-working showings from the Sarmiento defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures in total. Over that same period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 3. That aside, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern might continue on in this game or not.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between these sides was Superliga match day 24 on 09/07/2023 when it ended Platense 1-0 Sarmiento.
On that day, Platense had 58% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. The scorer was Franco Díaz (51').
Sarmiento had 7 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Leandro Rey Hilfer.
Team News: Platense
Maximiliano Zalazar (Head injury), Mauro Quiroga (Knee problems), Iván Rossi (Mononucleation), Gonzalo Valdivia (Muscle injury) and Raúl Lozano (Adductor injury) won’t be playing for Platense manager Martín Palermo.
Team News: Sarmiento
Sarmiento boss Facundo Sava has a number of players out of action. Lisandro López (Muscle injury) and José Mauri (Ligament tear) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We feel that Sarmiento should have enough to find the back of the net against this Platense lineup, although that might not be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Platense at the end of the 90 minutes. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Ciudad de Vicente López (32,000)
Captain: Gastón Suso
Chairman: Sebastián Ordóñez
Manager: Martín Palermo
Competitions: Superliga position 17, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group B)
🔑 Key Man: Nicolás Castro
Customarily taking to the field in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Nicolás Castro was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Arsenal de Sarandí in the 2021 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 4 league goals in this Primera División 2023 campaign to date in 25 appearances.