Huracan vs Argentinos Juniors
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 14 December 2018
Kick-off: 01:00 CET
Against Defensa y Justicia, 10 days ago, at home, Huracán took the lead, but got equalized in added time. They were playing against a very good team, the ones sitting second in the Superliga table, so… you could excuse Huracán for dropping those two points. What happened in La Plata though, last weekend, left El Globo’s players and coach look bad. They were visiting an inferior team, who, on top of everything else, had just played in the Copa Argentina final, 72 hours earlier. Huracán took the lead twice(!), but both times they got equalized in a matter of minutes. That’s not what you expect from a team sitting fourth in the table, facing an inferior and tired team like Gimnasia last weekend. More bad news followed, as center-forward Andrés Chávez got injured, again. It’s his fourth injury since he moved to Huracán. He’s out of this match, and hopes to be ready late January, when the season restarts in Argentina.
A week after… shocking many with their 0-1 victory at Banfield, Argentinos Juniors went back to losing, 1-2, to Aldosivi, at home. The fact that their rivals were playing with 10 men since the 56th minute, makes Argentinos’ failure even bigger. Aldosivi’s goal came in added time, I repeat, while playing with 10 men, away from home. Right now, the only good news at La Paternal side is that they have a new coach, or, to be more specific, they have agreed terms with a new coach, who will take charge right after this game. It’s Diego Dabove, a man who did a very-very good job at Godoy Cruz the last two years, first in their youth team, and then in the senior team. They finished second last season in the Superliga, secured a Copa Libertadores group stage ticket, and this season they remained competitive, despite losing three key players in the last transfer window.
Previous five matches:
Gimnasia La Plata vs Huracan 2-2
Huracan vs Defensa y Justicia 1-1
Huracan vs Godoy Cruz 2-1
Lanus vs Huracan 0-1
Huracan vs Colon 3-2
Argentinos Juniors vs Aldosivi 1-2
Banfield vs Argentinos Juniors 0-1
Argentinos Juniors vs Talleres Cordoba 0-2
Tigre vs Argentinos Juniors 2-1
Argentinos Juniors vs Independiente 0-2
Both teams’ next official scheduled game is late January.
Huracan vs Argentinos Juniors: Head to head Stats
Huracán have beaten Argentinos Juniors twice at home the last three years, 1-0 and 4-0. Before that, they hadn’t hosted them since 2011 (1-1).
Huracan vs Argentinos Juniors: Prediction
Huracán should win, despite the silly/ridiculous way(s) they dropped four points in their last two matches.
Huracan vs Argentinos Juniors: Betting Tips
Huracán’s victory pays 1.83, which is actually higher than what I expected. For more than that, I would risk combining their win with a clean sheet (2.50).