Independiente vs Newells Old Boys
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Friday, 13 December 2019
Kick-off at 20:10 UK / 21:10 CET
Venue: Estadio Libertadores de América (Avellaneda).
Indipendiente have been alternating between wins and defeats in their last four matchups here.
Be that as it may, the hosts are unbeaten in their last two clashes with this foe here. With Newells Old Boys arguably at their weakest on the road as well, count on the home side not to drop points in this one.
Independiente vs Newells Old Boys Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter ended in a 2-2 draw.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in three of their past five meetings.
- Half of their previous ten matchups have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Only one of their past ten fixtures have finished as a stalemate.
- Newells Old Boys have not registered a win in any of their last six games. (W-0, D-2, L-4)
Independiente vs Newells Old Boys Prediction
Independiente admitted defeat in their last clash at home after Banfield edged past them with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. The hosts failed to make much of an impact in that clash and finished the ninety minutes with just one measly shot on target.
Nevertheless, the home side have stumbled just once in their past five games in the Superliga, garnering eight points from a possible fifteen.
At the moment, Independiente are sitting fourteenth on the ladder, one point behind foes for the weekend Newells Old Boys.
The visiting contingent meanwhile, are on a winless streak in the top flight. Their last clash on the road saw them share the spoils with Atletico Tucuman in a 2-2 draw, prior to which River Plate took them down at home with a 3-2 scorecard.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have come out on top just once in their previous six encounters. They have not looked sharp in their outings either, and have secured the bragging rights in just one of their past seven.
Taking into account that the hosts have not tasted defeat in their last two clashes with this foe here as well, the win is more than likely to swing in favor of Independiente come Friday.
Furthermore, the home side have not been keen on racking up the goal scoring charts in their recent clashes at this venue. They have found the back of the net just twice from their last three matchups here.
Moreover, Newells Old Boys have lost without so much as a consolation goal in two of their past three outings.
Considering that their previous two h2h fixtures here have also been low scoring affairs, goals are likely to be hard to come by this week.
Independiente vs Newells Old Boys Betting tips
Independiente to win @ 1.80 (4/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).