San Martin SJ vs Velez Sarsfield: Preview and Predictions

San Martin San Juan vs Velez Sarsfield
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Friday, 4 May 2018
Kick-Off at 23:00 UK
Venue: Estadio Ingeniero Hilario Sanchez (San Juan).

Gabriel Heinze looks to be doing a phenomenal job with Velez Sarsfield at the moment. His group of players is on a decent sequence on results being undefeated in six straight matches ahead of the trip to San Juan on Friday evening.

This fixture should bring a nice opportunity for the visitors to keep the spell of excellent form going and why not say clinch the third win on the bounce given they will be up against a struggling opposition. San Martin San Juan may sit just one point below Velez in the league standings, but they will definitely enter the game as form underdogs having won just one of last five league games.

Furthermore, Santo won only one of six home matches in the league in 2018, failing to find the back of the net in three of these six affairs in the process.

San Martin vs Velez Sarsfield: Head-to-head

The head to head stats favour Velez who won six and lost three ahead of the landmark tenth encounter with Santo.

Interestingly, none of previous nine H2H meetings saw draw as the outcome.

El Campin were on a streak of five consecutive victories over San Martin San Juan before suffering losses on two previous trips to Estadio Ingeniero Hilario Sanchez.

San Martin vs Velez Sarsfield: Prediction

Mauro Zarate has been the standout performer of late for Velez Sarsfield. The Argentinian veteran notched a goal in each of last four appearances for El Campin and he is expected to be back in the squad for this trip to San Juan after skipping the home win over Banfield last weekend due to suspension.

Stopping in-form Zarate will be the main challenge for the hosts who have generally struggled for goals lately. The value has to be with Velez not to lose at the odds of 1.66, while braver punters can try with the clear away win at 3.20.

San Martin vs Velez Sarsfield: Bet Tips

Velez Sarsfield or Draw Double Chance @ 1.66

Velez Sarsfield to win @ 3.20