Atletico Tucuman vs Talleres Cordoba
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 9 February 2019
Kick-off: 23:20 CET
What a horrible afternoon for Atlético Tucumán in Paraná last Monday… They lost 3-0 to Patronato, practically with their hands down, they lost Yonathan Cabral as well, he got sent-off in the 78th minute, for elbowing an opponent. Atlético Tucumán played probably their worst game of the season, which makes little sense, as just a week earlier they had thrown a party at home against Gimnasia La Plata, winning 4-1, playing awesome football. What changed from one weekend to another, only those inside the club can know for sure. By the way, Luis Rodríguez, Atlético Tucumán’s beloved “Pulga”, the striker who left them recently to move to Colón, went to Paraná to watch the game. He spent 11 years at Tucumán, so… His former team remains 4th in the table, in the Copa Libertadores zone.
Hat off to Talleres de Córdoba, for what they’ve done these last two weeks. First, they earned a point at Libertadores de América against hosts Independiente. Last weekend, they beat Banfield 3-1 at home. Last but definitely not least, midweek, they taught Sao Paulo a lesson of how Copa Libertadores qualifying matches must be approached and treated, beating the Brazilians 2-0 in Argentina. Their second goal in the 87th minute turned an “ok” 1-0 to a “great” 2-0, leaving Sao Paulo with a mountain to climb back home, the coming week. Huge detail: according to reports, coach Juan Pablo Vojvoda will protect all his regulars, and will start the game against Atlético Tucumán with Mauricio Caranta, Franco Malagueño, Javier Gandolfi, Mauricio Toni, Fernando Berzano, Leonel Rivas, Fernando Juárez, Diego Soñora; Mauro Ortiz, Junior Arias and Diego Valoyes, players who under different circumstances wouldn’t be in the starting lineup.
Previous five matches:
Patronato vs Atletico Tucuman 3-0
Atletico Tucuman vs Gimnasia La Plata 4-1
Atletico Tucuman vs San Martin Tucuman 2-3
Belgrano vs Atletico Tucuman 1-3
San Lorenzo vs Atletico Tucuman 0-2
Talleres Cordoba vs Sao Paulo 2-0
Talleres Cordoba vs Banfield 3-1
Independiente vs Talleres Cordoba 1-1
Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba 2-1
Talleres Cordoba vs Racing Club 1-3
Atlético Tucumán are visiting Unión next weekend (Superliga). Talleres have a massive game in Sao Paulo on Wednesday (Copa Libertadores).
Atletico Tucuman vs Talleres Cordoba: Head to head Stats
Atlético Tucumán haven’t hosted Talleres since 2013. Back then, they beat them 1-0. Five years earlier they had beaten them 3-0.
Atletico Tucuman vs Talleres Cordoba: Prediction
I was hoping to see Atlético Tucumán’s win pay better, but even at 1.65, I’m taking it.
Atletico Tucuman vs Talleres Cordoba: Betting Tips
Against Talleres’ reserves, I expect Atlético Tucumán to bounce back. Their win is at 1.65, going up to 2.17 if combined with “over 1.5”, and to 2.95 if combined with “over 2.5 goals”.