Atletico Tucuman vs Independiente
Argentina – Superliga
Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Monumental Jose Fierro (Tucuman).
Atletico Tucuman is 3rd in the table after Round 9 and head-coach Ricardo Zielinski, known as El Ruso is on his second season at the club’s helm.
He has made a major upgrade to his side’s performance from last season. They finished 15th in Primera Division last year and are looking for a top-5 finish this time. They are one of the two teams that have not lost a match in the league till now.
The previous two league matches were not so convincing for them. A 1-1 draw to Estudiantes after another goalless draw to bottom side Lanus has resulted in a 3 match winless streak in all competitions.
The club from Tucuman province are just 4 points behind leaders Racing Club and if they win this match on Monday it will be just one.
Away side are in 10th in points table with 3 wins and a loss in their 8 games. Emanuel Gigliotti is the top scorer in the league with 8 goals and he scored a brace in the 3-1 win over Huracan last round.
They are high on confidence after that win which was their second triumph on the trot. Coach Ariel Holan will want to his players to use this momentum to progress in the league.
Atletico Tucuman vs Independiente: Head-to-head (h2h)
- In 10 h2h encounters Tucuman has 6 wins and 3 losses in all competitions.
- Last clash between these two was in this April and Tucuman won 2-0, the two goals scored by Guillermo Acosta.
- In their last 10 games the North giant has 4 wins and defeats each in all competitions. At home they have only 1 win in 5 games.
- The Reds have 3 wins and 4 losses in last 10 games and last 3 games had over 2.5 goals in total.
- Away from home they have a win and a defeat in 5 games.
Atletico Tucuman vs Independiente: Prediction
Tucuman winless in 3 games. Away side 2 game win streak
Both sides have been affected by injuries. The home team may not have Javier Toledo and France Sbuttoni in their squad as they are recovering from injury.
The visitors have lost their goalkeeper Gonzalo Rehak to injury. The availability of forwards Leandro Fernandez and Francisco Pizzini is in doubt for the Reds.
With Gigliotti lurking around the box the hosts have to be careful of their defensive duty.
Atletico Tucuman vs Independiente: Betting Tips
Home win @ 1.84 (5/6).
Under 2.5 goals @1.53 (6/11).