Newells Old Boys vs Argentinos Juniors
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Monday, 29 October 2018
Kick-Off at 22:00 UK/ 23:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa (Rosario).
Two sides who are former champions and currently at the bottom half of the table will face each other. It was always a close game whenever these two met.
La Lepra had a poor start to the season. They are 19th in the table with 2 wins and 5 defeats till now.
Under Coach Juan Manuel Llop the team finished 22nd last year and are more likely to finish in that spot this time too.
Omar De Felippe was brought into management after Llop was sacked.
They lost the last league game to Estudiantes by a goal scored by veteran midfielder Mariano Pavone. This was one of many defeats which was lost by one goal margin this season.
A club whose academy that produced players like Heinze and Gabriel Batistuta are suffering in these recent times, 5 years to be exact. After the title win in 2013 things have been downhill for the six time champions of Argentina.
Away side are on a 2 game losing streak at the moment. The 3 time champions of the Primera League was 12th in the table last season.
The Bug are 24th in the league with 1 win and 4 defeats after 9 rounds played. Coach Alfredo Berti has no idea what to do to bring his team out of their sorry state.
Newells Old Boys vs Argentinos Juniors: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In the last 20 h2h games Old Boys have 7 wins and the Bugs have 6.
- When they met last time the club from Buenos Aires won 1-0 at home courtesy to a goal from Ivan Gonzalez.
- In their last 10 games the hosts have 3 wins and 5 defeats in all competitions. At home they have 3 consecutive wins in last 5 matches.
- Berti’s team have 2 wins from previous 10 matches and are without a win in last 6 away matches.
Newells Old Boys vs Argentinos Juniors: Prediction
The visitors are having a terrible time in front of the goals. They managed to score only 2 goals in the 8 games they played. No wonder they are winless in the last 5 games from all competitions including 4 losses.
Forwards will have to start finding the net for the visitors soon. With a long season ahead they may fail to have any influence on the league this season with such a poor start.
Old Boys having home advantage will possibly win this clash of champions.
Newells Old Boys vs Argentinos Juniors: Betting Tips
Home team to win @ 1.53 (6/11)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).