Colon vs Racing Club
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 9 March 2019
Kick-off: 23:20 CET
Something must be really… wrong at Colón. A few months ago, Eduardo Domínguez left the club, with his relationship with certain players having reached a boiling point, after being caught on camera calling his team “cagones” (they who shit themselves). It was in a game which Colón lost, despite having the lead and playing with an extra man. After their 2-0 defeat at Talleres last weekend, Julio Comesaña, the Uruguayan coach who took over something over a month ago, told reporters that certain players of his “are afraid to play”, and later on said that “diarrhea is not an excuse”, pretty much repeating what his predecessor, Domínguez, had said. In less than 48 hours, Comesaña was gone. That’s two coaches in a matter of a few months who have said the same thing about Colón’s team, and the club’s only reaction has been to either fire or agree to terminate their contract(s) with the coaches… The Santa Fe side sit 21st in the table, on 20 points, in what has been a pitiful season for them.
Darío Cvitanich’s goal in the 37th minute proved enough for Racing to beat Estudiantes at home last weekend, and maintain their three-point lead over second-placed Defensa y Justicia. It looks good for Racing, it really-really looks good… A win in Santa Fe over Colón won’t be a surprise, next weekend they are hosting Belgrano, a team fighting to avoid relegation, right after that they will be visiting Tigre, another team fighting to stay in the Superliga, and if they haven’t secured the title by the last day, they have the home match against their rivals, Defensa, where, in front of their own fans, they’ll be holding their fate into their own hands. They are only three points above Defensa, but it really feels that this is Racing’s title, and they’ll lose it only if they do… everything wrong the next three weeks. They are expected to start with Gabriel Arias, Renzo Saravia, Leonardo Sigali, Alejandro Donatti, Eugenio Mena, Marcelo Díaz, Matías Zaracho, Neri Cardozo, Pol Fernández, Darío Cvitanich and Lisandro López. Compared to their lineup against Estudiantes last weekend, the only change is the return of Sigali, who served his ban, replacing Nery Domínguez.
Previous five matches:
Talleres Cordoba vs Colon 2-0
Colon vs Banfield 0-1
Velez Sarsfield vs Colon 1-1
Lanus vs Colon 1-0
Colon vs Argentinos Juniors 2-0
Racing Club vs Estudiantes 1-0
Racing Club vs Corinthians 1-1
Independiente vs Racing Club 1-3
Racing Club vs Godoy Cruz 3-0
Corinthians vs Racing Club 1-1
Colón are visiting Aldosivi next weekend. Racing will be hosting Belgrano (both Superliga matches).
Colon vs Racing Club: Head to head Stats
Colón haven’t hosted Racing since 2013. That game ended in a 1-1 draw. A year earlier, Racing had won 0-1.
Colon vs Racing Club: Prediction
Anything can happen in a football game, Colón may get… resurrected and shock Argentina’s football world with a win over Superliga leaders Racing, but… realistically, the hosts’ chances of avoiding defeat are rather few.
Colon vs Racing Club: Betting Tips
Racing’s win is at 1.85. Their double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals” pays 1.97.