Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 8 December 2018
Kick-off: 23:20 CET
Lanús remain very low in the table, 24th in this season’s Superliga edition, and 18th in the “promedio” table, close to the relegation line, but they have definitely improved these last weeks. Last Saturday they earned a 1-1 draw at Estudiantes, right after beating Independiente(!) 1-0 at home. They have lost just one of their last seven matches, and that was to Huracán (one of the best teams in the country these last months), a narrow 0-1. On another note, former Lanús striker José Sand, won’t be continuing at Deportivo Cali. According to reports, Lanús have already gotten in touch with him, showing interest in… repatriating him. He may be 38, but as he showed these last months in Colombia, he can still score…
Talleres Córdoba hadn’t conceded in four consecutive Superliga matches, but last weekend they lost 1-3 to Racing Club at home, a Racing side that played with key-players missing due to injuries. Talleres were 0-3 down early in the second half, having gotten 100% outplayed by a much better team, leaders in the Superliga, and top favorites to win the title. Talleres are 12th in the table, on 18 points from 14 matches. They have had some positive results and good performances, but all in all they have left a lot to be desired, keeping in mind how well they did last season, earning themselves a Copa Libertadores ticket. It feels like they need to enrich their roster, or else their Libertadores adventure won’t, most probably, be a particularly memorable one.
Previous five matches:
Estudiantes vs Lanus 1-1
Lanus vs Independiente 1-0
Banfield vs Lanus 0-0
Lanus vs Huracan 0-1
Tigre vs Lanus 1-1
Talleres Cordoba vs Racing Club 1-3
Argentinos Juniors vs Talleres Cordoba 0-2
Talleres Cordoba vs Aldosivi 0-0
San Lorenzo vs Talleres Cordoba 0-1
Talleres Cordoba vs San Martin Tucuman 0-0
Both teams’ next official scheduled game is late January.
Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba: Head to head Stats
Lanús haven’t hosted Talleres since 2003. Back then, they beat them 2-1.
Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba: Prediction
Very interesting game, between a team that has been on the rise for some weeks now, and a team that has won its last two away games without conceding. All things considered, I’m backing Talleres to earn at least a draw.
Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba: Betting Tips
The visitors’ double chance is at 1.72. “Draw” alone pays 2.87, and feels much more probable than a Talleres win.