Independiente vs Gimnasia
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020
Kick-Off at 22:40 UK/ 23:40 CET
Venue: Estadio Libertadores de América (Avellaneda)
Independiente is another team that has failed to repeat last season’s performance. Last year they finished seventh in the points table. But after 20 rounds this season they are 15th failing to win 13 of their 20 league matches.
Gimnasia is on an active 4 match winless run in the league. They lost the previous rounds away from home against Rosario who are 5th in the league. But against Independiente, they have a poor away record.
We could expect a close game because both teams have not been at their best recently. But the hosts have a far superior squad compared to the visitors. Both these teams have better defenses so we may see very little goals.
Independiente vs Gimnasia: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Both teams have a win each in the last five h2h fixtures.
- Less than 2.5 goals have been scored in 4 of those 5 matches.
- The hosts are unbeaten at their ground against this opposition since November 2014.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals have been scored in nine of their latest head to head games at this venue.
Independiente vs Gimnasia: Prediction
Both the teams have no wins in the two or more rounds in the league.
On paper, the hosts look stronger and also considering the head to head statistics against this opposition they are the favorites. So I am backing Independiente to win this match at full time.
Majority of the previous meetings between these two sides where stalemate. A final score with fewer than 2.5 goals was recorded in 4 of the last 5 games played by the host.
A similar trend is also visible in three of the recent away matches of Gimnasia. So I am backing a similarly low scoring game this Saturday.
Independiente vs Gimnasia: Betting Tips
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.67 (2/3).
Independiente to win @ 1.93 (10/11).