Godoy Cruz vs Atletico Tucuman
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 3 November 2018
Kick-off: 19:30 CET
At the start of their game at Unión Santa Fe last weekend, Godoy Cruz had almost everything against them; they were visiting a super hot team, and Godoy Cruz themselves had lost three games in a row as visitors, having scored just once in their four, in total, games away from home since the start of the season. Final score in Santa Fe? 0-3(!!!) Godoy Cruz left ball possession to Unión, actually had less attempts than their rivals, but they were infinitely more effective. They took the lead in the 23rd minute, and scored twice more late in the game, to turn their win into a triumph. It was one of those cases that verify the rule that says “having the ball is not what really matters; knowing what to do with the ball is what really matters”. “El Tomba” is 8th in the Superliga table, on 16 points from 10 matches.
Atlético Tucumán have been playing good football for a long time now, and last weekend they were at their best, at least offensively, to beat Independiente 4-2(!). They took the lead twice in the first half, got equalized as many times, but two late goals earned them all three points, and turned the night into an even more memorable one, as you don’t beat a rival like Independiente 4-2 that often. Atlético were desperate to bounce back after three poor results in a row, and they did. They are second in the table, on 19 points from nine matches, four points behind leaders Racing Club, but they have a game in hand.
Previous five matches:
Union Santa Fe vs Godoy Cruz 0-3
Godoy Cruz vs Aldosivi 2-0
Gimnasia La Plata vs Godoy Cruz 1-0
Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia 0-1
Colon vs Godoy Cruz 3-1
Atletico Tucuman vs Independiente 4-2
Estudiantes vs Atletico Tucuman 1-1
Atletico Tucuman vs Lanus 0-0
Gremio vs Atletico Tucuman 4-0
San Martin San Juan vs Atletico Tucuman 1-3
Godoy Cruz’s next game is at Huracán, next Saturday. On Friday, Atlético Tucumán will have hosted Rosario Central (both Superliga matches).
Godoy Cruz vs Atletico Tucuman: Head to head Stats
Two years ago, Atlético Tucumán won 1-2 in Mendoza. Before that, they hadn’t played there against Godoy Cruz since 2010 (2-1 win for the hosts).
Godoy Cruz vs Atletico Tucuman: Prediction
Despite Godoy Cruz’ good moment, I have little double to back Atlético Tucumán to earn at least a point in Mendoza.
Godoy Cruz vs Atletico Tucuman: Betting Tips
Atlético’s win in “draw no bet” is at 2.20, and their double chance at 1.60. There are only two teams left undefeated in the Superliga this season, and Tucumán are one of those.