Steffen Schmidt - July 27, 2023
Argentinos Juniors vs Estudiantes
Argentine Liga Profesional
Date: 28 July 2023, Friday
Kick-off at 20:30 UK / 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Diego Armando Maradona (Buenos Aires).
Argentinos Juniors will be seeking their fourth win on the trot on Friday evening when they host Estudiantes in the first game of Matchday No 27 in Argentine Liga Profesional.
The hosts have tightened things up defensively of late to keep four straight clean sheets in the league, a run that includes a 0-2 win at San Lorenzo last weekend.
Francisco Gonzalez pulled off his best performance of the season by netting a goal in each half on the occasion.
Argentinos Juniors have limited their counterparts to just one shot on target in the 90 minutes of play in the previous round.
They boast one of the best defensive records in the league in general this season with no more than 19 goals allowed in 26 games.
Nevertheless, the hosts will face a serious challenge on Friday night against Estudiantes who have also caught a great spell of form of late.
The visitors won three on the spin with a goal difference of 9-0 in the process. The latest of their successes came on Tuesday when they saw off All Boys 0-1 on the road in the last 32 round of Copa Argentina.
Estudiantes have also beaten Barcelona and Belgrano 4-0 each in their respective Copa Sudamericana and Liga Profesional affairs of late.
Both teams enter this tie on a high but we must say they have both impressed in defense in particular of late. Knowing that we have rarely seen goals in their latest H2H games, the Under 1.5 goals FT pick has to be the way to go at the 2.37 odds.
You can alternatively take the 2.25 odds for the home win bet knowing about Argentinos Juniors’ dominance in H2H history in this matchup in front of their fans.