Newells Old Boys vs Atletico Tucuman
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Monday, 3 September 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK / 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa, Rosario.
Atletico Tucuman managed to defend their two-goal cushion from the first leg of the last 16 round in Copa Libertadores as the narrow 1-0 loss to Colombian Atletico Nacional sent them into historical quarter-final tie against Brazilian Gremio. It is a major success for the team led by Ricardo Zielinski and they’ll try and build on it to maintain the unbeaten record at the start of the new Superliga campaign as well.
Decano took five points from three opening rounds and they’ll come into this off the back of a 2-1 victory over Colon from last weekend. Midfielder Rodrigo Aliendro was the one who bagged the match-winner in the 89th minute. The 4-5-1 formation seems to be working very well for Zielinski and it will be interesting to see if it will help the team avoid a defeat in a tough away fixture against Newell’s Old Boys on Monday evening.
Newells Old Boys vs Atletico Tucuman : Head-to-head
The short head to head history completely fancies Newell’s who won three and drew two of five meetings with Decano.
La Lepra bagged each of three wins in front of the home crowd where they have an impressive 8-2 goal difference in games against Atletico Tucuman.
Both teams were on the scoreline in each of last four head to head fixtures.
Newells Old Boys vs Atletico Tucuman Prediction
The home court advantage should play a big role for Newell’s here. They might have taken just one point from three opening games of the new season, but Atletico Tucuman are just a completely different side when they play on the road.
Moving forward, La Lepra had a decent home record (7 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats) in spite of an underwhelming campaign in general in the previous term of the competition.
Knowing they won each of three H2H games with Decano on the home pitch, we just have to try with the home victory at the 2.20 odds.
Also, since the hosts played attacking football leaving plenty of room at the back so far in the season, backing goals at both ends seems to be a must-take pick at the sky-high 2.20 odds.
Newells Old Boys vs Atletico Tucuman Bet Tips
Newell’s to win @ 2.20
BTTS @ 2.20.