Newells Old Boys vs Godoy Cruz
Superliga Argentina – Season 2017/18
Date: Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
Kick-off at 1:05 UK/ 2:05 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcelo Bielsa (Rosario).
Newell’s Old Boys had a decent 2016–17 campaign and qualified for the Copa Sudamericana first stage. But they have some ground to cover this term owing to an underwhelming start.
One win from four games is all that the team could manage so far and they are placed at the bottom half of the league table. The positives can be taken from their home form as they are unbeaten in 2 games here with a win and a draw.
On the other hand, Godoy Cruz finished outside the continental qualification zone last time up. But, their start to the season is positive. The team won their two home matches so far, while losing two difficult away trips to Boca Juniors and Atletico Tucuman.
Now, the team had returned with wins from their last two trips to the Rosario and Newells’ perfect start to the season could come to an end here.
Newells Old Boys vs Godoy Cruz: Head-to-head
Godoy Cruz won their last two meetings against Newells, both in away fixtures. They were win-less in previous 8 with 5 draws and 3 losses.
The most common score-line between them in the last 10 across all venues is 1-1, which was seen on 4 occasions.
At home, Newells lost the last two fixtures against Cruz, one of which came in the recent cup fixture in September. They were unbeaten in the previous 5 and had lost just once in 10 before.
Newells Old Boys vs Godoy Cruz: Prediction
Teams are still trying to get their feet on the ground in the early part of the season. None of them had so far shown the fluency or the consistency that helped them negotiate tough situations last season. The coaches are aware of this and they are expected to take a safe approach here, that is indeed a heavy focus on defense. Therefore, this fixture is most likely to end in a scored draw.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 at full-time.
Newells Old Boys vs Godoy Cruz: Bet Tips
My main pick will be Both teams to Score at 2.25 odds.
Over 1.5 full-time match goals priced at 1.50 odds is a potential banker.