Rosario Central vs Velez Sarsfield
Argentina Liga Profesional, Sunday, 25 July 2021
Kick-off 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Dr. Lisandro de la Torre.
Rosario Central and Velez Sarsfield return to domestic duties after mid-week’s respective continental competition affairs as they take on each other in the second round of Argentine’s Liga Profesional.
Both Rosario Central and Velez Sarsfield are looking to snatch their inaugural win in the new season of the Argentinean Primera Division.
Rosario disappointed their fans with a 2-1 defeat at the likes of Godoy Cruz last weekend.
The team led by Cristian Gonzalez were completely outplayed on the occasion, allowing Godoy Cruz (finished the previous Primera Division campaign at the rock bottom of the standings) as many as 21 shots (9 on target).
Rosario thus conceded two goals in two consecutive games, following a 2-2 draw to Venezuelan Deportivo Tachira in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana R16.
Rosario’s defensive holes will be the music to the ears of Velez’s forwards who have been struggling for goals lately.
The visitors failed to break the deadlock in a goalless draw against Racing Club on the opening day of the new season.
To be fair, they did not deserve a win on the occasion, having produced no more than two shots on target last weekend.
Velez Sarsfield went on to lose 3-1 away at Barcelona on Wednesday evening and thus suffer an early Copa Libertadores elimination right at the beginning of the knockout phase.
Rosario Central vs Velez Sarsfield Head-to-head
- Velez lead the head to head tie by 6 wins going into the 38th meeting with Rosario Central.
- Velez Sarsfield were much more successful in the most recent head to head games. They will come into this one on the back of three subsequent victories over Rosario Central.
- Velez scored at least two goals in three of the last four clashes against Rosario Central.
Rosario Central vs Velez Sarsfield Prediction
Velez might have been struggling for goals at the beginning of the new season, but the match against Rosario Central’s leaky defense comes just at the right time for them. Moving forward, the one additional day of rest they’ve had (Rosario played their reverse fixture of the Copa Sudamericana tie against Deportivo Tachira on Thursday evening) could play a big role here.
The value is with the visitors who are 2.60 to claim the spoils on Sunday. The braver punters can even back Velez Sarsfield to score two or more goals at the odds of 2.75.
Rosario Central vs Velez Sarsfield Betting Tips
Velez Sarsfield to win @ 2.60 odd
Velez Sarsfield Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.75 odd.