Atletico Tucuman vs San Martin Tucuman
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 1 December 2018
Kick-off: 23:20 CET
Atlético Tucumán are one of the teams you really enjoy watching this season in the Superliga, even as a neutral football fan, interested in South American, and more specifically, in Argentinian football. Led by a striker with the face and the body of a guy who is the very definition of “anti-star” (Luis Rodríguez), Atlético have been playing fluid attacking football since the start of the season. In their last game, they found themselves 1-0 down at Belgrano, early, from the penalty spot, but they bounced back in style, winning the game 1-3. It was their third win in a row, fourth in their last five matches, points that have pushed them second in the table, just two points behind leaders Racing Club. This is their last game in 2018, as their match against Boca Juniors, scheduled for next weekend, got postponed.
San Martín Tucumán hosted Colón last weekend, were better during most of the game, but failed to score. They had to settle for a single point, not the best result for them. They are on 13 from as many games, second-to-last in the “promedio” table, the one in which all points from the last three Superliga seasons are taken into account. San Martín are newbies in the top division, so their “promedio”, their average, is one point (13 from 13 matches). This average, has them second-to-last, with only Tigre below them.
Previous five matches:
Belgrano vs Atletico Tucuman 1-3
San Lorenzo vs Atletico Tucuman 0-2
Atletico Tucuman vs Rosario Central 2-1
Godoy Cruz vs Atletico Tucuman 1-0
Atletico Tucuman vs Independiente 4-2
San Martin Tucuman vs Colon 0-0
Patronato vs San Martin Tucuman 3-3
Independiente vs San Martin Tucuman 4-0
San Martin Tucuman vs San Martin San Juan 2-0
Talleres Cordoba vs San Martin Tucuman 0-0
Atlético’s next scheduled game is late January. San Martín are hosting Newell’s Old Boys next Friday.
Atletico Tucuman vs San Martin Tucuman: Head to head Stats
Atlético haven’t hosted city rivals San Martín since 2011. Back then, they beat them 1-0.
Atletico Tucuman vs San Martin Tucuman: Prediction
It’s a local derby, local derbies are… different to other matches, the outsiders have an extra motive, but even so, I expect Atlético to win. They are far better, and one way or another, they should score… half a goal more and win.
Atletico Tucuman vs San Martin Tucuman: Betting Tips
Atlético’s win is at 1.66. My main tip is their “over 1.5”, at 1.90.