Godoy Cruz vs Rosario Central
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 9 March 2019
Kick-off: 21:10 CET
Godoy Cruz hosted Olimpia on Tuesday, on their Copa Libertadores group stage debut, which was also Lucas Bernardi’s… second debut as their coach. After a successful spell at El Tomba a couple of years ago, Bernardi returned, and you could tell Godoy Cruz looked different compared to their last Superliga games. They definitely didn’t impress, it’s hard to claim they deserved more than one point (they drew 0-0), but they were definitely competitive, they fought for 90 minutes, they were no… doormat for the Asunción side. Last weekend, they drew without goals at San Martín de San Juan. They sit 15th in the Superliga table, on 27 points. It’s worth mentioning that they haven’t scored in their last four games, Superliga and Libertadores combined.
Just like Godoy Cruz, Rosario Central drew on their Copa Libertadores group stage debut, at home, with Gremio. They took the lead less than two minutes into the game (Fernando Zampedri scored his first goal after the huge public “quarrel” he had with Central’s board of directors because they didn’t approve his move to Independiente), but they got equalized soon, and the 1-1 didn’t change until the final whistle. All in all, Central left good impressions, in the sense that they avoided defeat playing against a big Brazilian team. Last weekend they drew 0-0 at home with Belgrano, their first point in three Superliga matches. They sit just 17th in the table, on 22 points.
Previous five matches:
Godoy Cruz vs Olimpia 0-0
San Martin San Juan vs Godoy Cruz 0-0
Godoy Cruz vs Velez Sarsfield 0-2
Racing Club vs Godoy Cruz 3-0
Godoy Cruz vs San Martin Tucuman 3-2
Rosario Central vs Gremio 1-1
Rosario Central vs Belgrano 0-0
Rosario Central vs Sol de Mayo 2-2
Lanus vs Rosario Central 2-0
Rosario Central vs Tigre 0-2
Godoy Cruz’s next game is on Tuesday, at Sporting Cristal (Copa Libertadores). A day later, Central will be visiting Universidad Católica (same competition).
Godoy Cruz vs Rosario Central: Head to head Stats
One win each in the two matches between these two in Mendoza the last 10 years.
Godoy Cruz vs Rosario Central: Prediction
I don’t see a winner in this game. I will be surprised if one of the two teams picks up all three points.
Godoy Cruz vs Rosario Central: Betting Tips
Central’s double chance pays 1.62, which may be enough for some of you. “Draw and under 2.5 goals” is at 3.45.