Gimnasia LP vs Velez Sarsfield
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Friday, 24 January 2020
Kick-off at 22:40 UK/ 23:40 CET
Venue: Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo (La Plata).
In view of the dismal form of Gimnasia, especially so at their home, coupled with the intense desire of Velez to get into the Libertadores mix (just a single point away), the upper hand clearly goes to the latter.
Gimnasia LP vs Velez Sarsfield Head-to-head (h2h)
- Not a single one of the previous ten battles ended in a draw.
- Six of the previous seven games failed to have goals from both teams.
- Five of the previous eleven encounters at this venue saw the hosts failing to find the back of the net.
- Seven of the preceding twelve wins had gone to Velez.
Gimnasia LP vs Velez Sarsfield Prediction
Gimnasia recorded a narrow win the last match-day over Central Cordoba. The latter had taken an early 0-1 lead, but the hosts of the day, Gimnasia, managed to turn the game around with two goals in return.
Meanwhile, Velez were on the road, and had been pitted against Patronato. The low-scoring affair saw the guests win with a 0-1 scoreline.
As things stand this Friday, Velez are easily the favorites. They are currently placed fifth in the table, and are just two points away from acquiring the top-most spot. They need a surplus of a single point to get included in the mix for Libertadores entry.
On the other hand, Gimnasia are placed fourth to last in the table, and have not even averaged a single point per game. Most importantly, Gimnasia have been the worst team at home in the whole league, and have lost all of their league games at this venue, bar once.
In addition, the team have scored a total of just three goals from their eight home games so far, and were on a nine-match losing run in front of the home crowd before the fixture against Cordoba.
Gimnasia also had failed to score in six of their previous eight home appearances, and have not kept a single clean sheet at this venue this whole season.
Furthermore, Sarfield were unbeaten in 12 of their prior 14 overall match-ups, and are on a two-game winning streak. Impressively, they have kept nine clean sheets from their past thirteen fixtures.
On the road, the team were unbeaten in 13 of their last 17 attempts, and had won four of their former six. Moreover, Velez have conceded a total of one goal from their previous four trips away from home.
Finally, Sarsfield recorded seven of the prior twelve h2h wins, and had kept five clean sheets from their preceding eleven visits to this venue.
Considering these findings, it’s expected that Velez Sarsfield are on course to deliver a win this Friday.
Going on, taking into account their spectacular defense, and off-performing offense of Gimnasia, punters who seek a little more thrill could back Velez to Win to Nil at 3.60 odd.
Gimnasia LP vs Velez Sarsfield Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Velez Sarsfield @ 1.67 (2/3)
Velez Sarsfield to Win Either Half @ 1.83 (5/6).