Banfield vs San Martin
Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK / 23:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Florencio Sola (Buenos Aires).
Argentine Superliga is back in action after a short break with 16th round fixtures set to be played this weekend. Banfield host San Martin San Juan on Friday evening at Estadio Florencio Sola.
These two likes finished the previous term right next to each other down in the bottom half of the ladder. Banfield were much better in the first half of the 2018/19 campaign though.
The hosts sit 10th (out of 26 teams) at the moment and are just two points shy of top nine spots. They are genuine contenders for a place in Copa Sudamericana football next term. Such fine kick off to the season was inspired by the stern defensive line.
El Taladro were especially tough to break down in front of their crowd where they allowed only four goals in seven games so far in the competition. They were not super prolific at the other end either (scored only five at the same time).
It is interesting to mention that last four matches Banfield played in the league saw the total of two goals scored.
Banfield vs San Martin: Head-to-head
The head to head record does not quite suggest we’ll be in for a low-scoring contest here.
All of past nine head to head affairs saw at least three goals scored.
Banfield have a strong record of four wins and one defeat in five home outings against Santo.
Banfield vs San Martin: Prediction
San Martin hold 23rd position with just 14 points from 14 games so far in the season. They found it tough to produce in the final third on travels where they notched just 6 goals in 8 games (a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 5 defeats).
Santo lost five of past six league games on the road failing to find the back of the net in any of past three defeats. Given they have a poor record in away matches against Banfield as well, a clean sheet win for the hosts looks to be just the way to go here.
Banfield vs San Martin: Bet Tips
Banfield to win @ 1.95
Banfield to keep a clean sheet @ 2.10.