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The Superliga match at Estadio José Amalfitani on Monday sees home team Vélez Sarsfield take on Rosario Central.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Vélez Sarsfield v Rosario Central game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Vélez Sarsfield will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-0 Superliga losing effort in their last game against Racing Club.
In that match, Vélez Sarsfield had 52% possession and 11 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Racing Club had 8 shots on goal with 3 on target. Matías Rojas (30') and Fabricio Domínguez (90') scored for Racing Club.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Vélez Sarsfield haven’t conceded. In fact, Vélez Sarsfield have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals during that time.
Coming into this meeting, Vélez Sarsfield are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Rosario Central will come into the meeting following on from a 1-0 Superliga win vs Godoy Cruz in their last fixture.
In that game, Rosario Central had 57% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Rosario Central was Gaspar Servio (84'). For their opponents, Godoy Cruz had 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Rosario Central have found the back of the net 8 times thus giving them the goals per game average of 1.33.
Leading up to this clash, Rosario Central:
- have not beaten Vélez Sarsfield in games played away from home for the previous 4 matches in the league. Not the best of away records.
- are without an away win for the past 2 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 11/03/2018 shows us that Vélez Sarsfield have won 3 of these games & Rosario Central 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
13 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 for El Fortín and 5 coming from El Canalla. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The last league encounter featuring these sides was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 2 on 15/02/2022 which finished with the scoreline of Rosario Central 1-0 Vélez Sarsfield.
That day, Rosario Central managed 54% possession and 13 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorer was Javier Báez (56').
Vélez Sarsfield had 8 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
The referee was Yael Falcón Pérez.
Team News: Vélez Sarsfield
There aren’t many selection issues, with just one fitness concern for the Vélez Sarsfield gaffer Alexander Medina to contend with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Lautaro Giannetti (Ruptured cruciate ligament) is out of contention.
It seems likely that El Fortín will possibly use the 4-2-3-1 formation for this one, beginning the first half with Lucas Hoyos, Tomás Guidara, Damian Fernandez, Valentin Gomez, Francisco Ortega, Maximo Perrone, Nicolás Garayalde, Joel Soñora, Abiel Osorio, Lucas Janson and Agustin Bouzat.
Team News: Rosario Central
Rosario Central manager Germán Rivarola has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Martín Rabuñal (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Francesco Lo Celso (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Luca Martínez Dupuy (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are not able to play.
We’re of the thinking that El Canalla seem likely to begin the game with a 4-3-1-2 lineup, choosing Gaspar Servio, Damian Martinez, Facundo Almada, Juan Cruz Komar, Lautaro Blanco, Marcelo Benítez, Claudio Yacob, Walter Montoya, Luciano Ferreyra, Lucas Gamba and Alejo Veliz.
We’re inclined to think that Rosario Central should have enough to put one past this Vélez Sarsfield team, however it may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Vélez Sarsfield after the 90. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio José Amalfitani (49,540)
Captain: Lautaro Gianetti
Chairman: Sergio Rapisarda
Manager: Alexander Medina
Competitions: Superliga position 26, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa Libertadores (Round of 16)