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Vélez Sarsfield will be visiting Estadio José Dellagiovanna on Sunday for the Superliga game with home side Tigre.
View all of the Tigre v Vélez Sarsfield predictions, poll and stats below - plus the latest match odds.
Tigre enter this match following on from a 1-1 Superliga drawn result against Godoy Cruz.
In that game, Tigre managed 47% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Tigre was Blas Armoa (13'). On the other side, Godoy Cruz got 20 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Pier Barrios (77') scored for Godoy Cruz.
Tigre have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, although they’ve also found ways to convert their own chances into goals. Analysis of their previous 6 games shows that Tigre have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 5 of those games.
Pre-game facts show that Tigre:
- are undefeated in their last 7 league matches at home.
- haven’t won at home in the past 3 league matches.
In their last fixture, Vélez Sarsfield drew 2-2 in the Superliga match with Arsenal de Sarandí.
In that match, Vélez Sarsfield had 61% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Vélez Sarsfield was Miguel Brizuela (87'). For their opponents, Arsenal de Sarandí got 18 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Ignacio Gariglio (31' Own goal), Cristian Chimino (41') and Alexander Díaz (59') scored for Arsenal de Sarandí.
Looking at their form, and Vélez Sarsfield have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 11 goals overall. In defence, Vélez Sarsfield have clearly had some problems. Such a trend might not be sustained into this next game, however.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Vélez Sarsfield:
- haven't been defeated by Tigre when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 14 league games. Their travelling supporters must be so depressed.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 13/09/2015 shows that Tigre have won 2 of these and Vélez Sarsfield 4, with the number of drawn games standing at 0.
A total of 20 goals were produced between them in these games, with 8 of them from Matadores and 12 netted by El Fortín. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The previous league game between these sides was Copa de la Liga Profesional match day 13 on 30/04/2022 when it finished Vélez Sarsfield 3-2 Tigre.
On that day, Vélez Sarsfield managed 40% possession and 14 shots at goal with 8 on target. The goalscorers were José Florentín (26'), Lucas Janson (33') and Julián Fernández (40').
For their opponents, Tigre got 12 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Agustín Obando (23') and Sebastían Prieto (87') scored.
The referee was Néstor Pitana.
Team News: Tigre
The Tigre manager Diego Martínez will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash with a fully injury-free group to pick from.
It’s our opinion that Matadores will probably employ a 4-4-2 formation this time, handing starts to Gonzalo Marinelli, Lucas Blondel, Víctor Cabrera, Abel Luciatti, Sebastián Prieto, Lucas Menossi, Alexis Castro, Ezequiel Fernández, Facundo Colidio, Blas Armoa and Mateo Retegui.
Team News: Vélez Sarsfield
Vélez Sarsfield boss Alexander Medina has multiple availability issues to deal with. Diego Godín (Patella problems), Máximo Perrone (Pneumothorax) and Lautaro Giannetti (Ruptured cruciate ligament) are those who can’t be considered.
We reckon that El Fortín seem most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation by sending out Leonardo Burian, Leonardo Jara, M. de los, Miguel Brizuela, Emanuel Insua, Santiago Cáseres, Nicolás Garayalde, José Florentín, Walter Bou, Lucas Janson and Lucas Pratto.
In our view, Vélez Sarsfield will need to push hard to get anything against this Tigre lineup who will likely score one, at least.
We’re going for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Tigre at the conclusion of the game.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio José Dellagiovanna (26,282)
Captain: Sebastián Prediger
Chairman: Ezequiel Malaraña
Manager: Diego Martínez
Competitions: Superliga position 15, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Final)
🔑 Key Man: Facundo Colidio
Usually played in the Striker position, Facundo Colidio was born in Rafaela, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Sint-Truidense VV in the 2019 - 2020 season, the skilful Forward has hit 3 league goals in this Primera División 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 18 appearances.