Newell’s Old Boys vs Estudiantes
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Saturday, 8 February 2020
Kick-off at 22:40 UK / 23:40 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa (Rosario).
Estudiantes have not secured the bragging rights here for almost a decade now. Given that they have been struggling to taste success in their recent outings as well, Newell’s Old Boys are the frontrunners to come out on top this Saturday.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Estudiantes Head to head (h2h)
- Their last meeting witnessed Estudiantes pick up a 1-0 victory.
- Four of their previous five games have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in just one of their past five fixtures.
- Three of their last seven clashes have ended as a tie.
- Estudiantes have registered the win twice in their previous ten matchups. (W-2, D-4, L-4)
Newell’s Old Boys vs Estudiantes Prediction
Newell’s Old Boys have been alternating between wins and draws in their past four clashes in the top flight. Their last match at home saw them take down San Lorenzo with a narrow 1-0 scoreline. While on the road, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Arsenal Sarandi.
The hosts are yet to ensure consistency in their campaign this season, and are, at the moment, sitting seventh on the ladder, one point adrift of Estudiantes.
Meanwhile, the visitors will be making the trip to Estadio Marcelo Bielsa on the back of a thumping 3-1 win over Union Sante Fe on home soil. Be that as it may, it is also worth noting that the aforementioned victory was just their first in five games.
Furthermore, it has been nothing short of a bumpy ride on the road for the visitors so far. Miserably, they are without a win in their past three outings and have garnered just two measly points from a possible nine in the process.
In sharp contrast, Newell’s Old Boys are currently sporting the fourth-best home statistics on the ladder. Taking into account that hosts have not admitted defeat in any of their last six meetings with this foe here either, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Newell’s Old Boys this weekend.
However, Estudiantes have adamantly salvaged a point in each of their past two trips on the road. Considering that half of their past six visits to this stadium have also ended in a tie, a Draw no bet is sizing up to be the safest punt.
Additionally, goals have been hard to come by whenever these two sides square up against each other. In fact, all of their past seven h2h meetings here have featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the final scorecards.
Given that six of the past nine fixtures at this venue have also witnessed no more than a goal or two at the most, it is certainly safe to say that a low scoring affair is looming large in this one.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Estudiantes Betting tips
Draw no bet: Newell’s Old Boys @ 1.60 (2/3)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.50 (1/2).