Godoy Cruz vs Lanus
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 25 January 2019
Kick-off: 23:00 CET
Godoy Cruz are 8th in the table, on 23 points from 14 matches. Former coach Diego Dabove has been succeeded by Marcelo Gómez. El Tomba signed 20-year-old center-back Nahuel Arena from Vélez Sarsfield, and 19-year-old midfielder Iván Smith, from Quilmes. Three guys left, and Godoy Cruz didn’t make any money out of it; two ran out of contract, and the third went to Patronato on loan. The Mendoza side are trying to sign 30-year-old Ecuadorian striker Jaime Ayoví, from UAE side Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai. Godoy Cruz will be playing in the Copa Libertadores group stage this year, but today’s team looks very little like the one that won that Libertadores ticket months and months ago.
Lanús are no higher than 20th in the table, having spent most of the season thus far sitting even lower than that. They simply must improve, or else they will start next season stuck at a very tough spot, below the relegation line. If today were the first day of the 2019/2020 season, Lanús would be sitting below the relegation line in the promedio table, the one in which all points from the last three seasons are taken into account. Club idol José Sand returned, after some months at Deportivo Cali, Colombia. He may be 38, but he can still score goals. Midfielder Guillermo Acosta joined from Atlético Tucumán, and Brazilian center-back Tiago Pagnussat arrived from Bahia(!). On the other hand, seven players who were in the roster before the break, are no longer there.
Previous five matches:
Godoy Cruz vs Independiente 1-1
Tigre vs Godoy Cruz 1-3
Huracan vs Godoy Cruz 2-1
Godoy Cruz vs Atletico Tucuman 1-0
Union Santa Fe vs Godoy Cruz 0-3
Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba 2-1
Estudiantes vs Lanus 1-1
Lanus vs Independiente 1-0
Banfield vs Lanus 0-0
Lanus vs Huracan 0-1
Godoy Cruz are hosting River Plate on Wednesday. Lanús will be hosting Colón next weekend (both Superliga matches).
Godoy Cruz vs Lanus: Head to head Stats
Two wins for Godoy Cruz and three for Lanús in the last five games between these two in Mendoza since 2012.
Godoy Cruz vs Lanus: Prediction
Godoy Cruz may be much higher than Lanús in the table, but I feel that in this specific match, the visitors have good chances of earning at least a draw.
Godoy Cruz vs Lanus: Betting Tips
Lanús’ double chance is at 1.70. Their win in “draw no bet” pays 2.65.