Newell’s Old Boys vs Patronato
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 1 December 2018
Kick-off: 01:15 CET
Mess… Problems… Last weekend, Newell’s Old Boys lost 1-0 at Aldosivi, their third defeat in their last four matches, starting with that… extra painful loss to city rivals Rosario Central in the Copa Argentina quarterfinals. Same night they lost at Aldosivi, Omar De Felippe resigned, feeling his time at the club was up. Newell’s are yet to appoint a new full-time coach. It looks like their priority is to sign Eduardo Domínguez, who left his job at Colón recently. On another note, a couple of days ago, Newell’s had two points deducted, not from this season’s Superliga table, but from last season’s. It’s a long and complicated story, the bottom line of which is that Newell’s position in the “promedio” table got worse (with those two points missing), plus, they lost more than 1m pesos (more than 200,000 euros) from TV rights, because they finished lower than Lanús in last season’s table, and money is distributed to teams depending on their position in the table. It was actually Lanús that… went after the case, and had the points deducted by Newell’s.
As previously mentioned, the position of Newell’s in the “promedio” table got somewhat worse these last days, but at least they are still relatively safe. Patronato remain below the relegation zone, after losing 1-0 at Boca Juniors two weeks ago. Just nine points from 13 matches have them 24th in the “promedio” table, in desperate need of wins, not just draws, but wins. They have celebrated just two victories this season, both at home. In six games as visitors, all they have managed is one point, one, out of possible 18.
Previous five matches:
Aldosivi vs Newell’s Old Boys 1-0
Newell’s Old Boys vs Defensa y Justicia 0-0
Racing Club vs Newell’s Old Boys 1-0
Newell’s Old Boys vs Rosario Central 1-2
Newell’s Old Boys vs Argentinos Juniors 2-0
Boca Juniors vs Patronato 1-0
Patronato vs San Martin Tucuman 3-3
Union Santa Fe vs Patronato 2-2
Patronato vs Rosario Central 2-1
Lanus vs Patronato 3-1
Newell’s are visiting San Martín Tucumán next Friday. Patronato will be hosting Vélez Sarsfield three days later, on Monday (both Superliga matches).
Newell’s Old Boys vs Patronato: Head to head Stats
Newell’s have never hosted Patronato before.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Patronato: Prediction
Newell’s may be having their problems, but even so, they should win this game. They have a better team than Patronato, they are playing at home, they just have to win this one.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Patronato: Betting Tips
The hosts’ victory pays 1.66. They haven’t conceded a single goal in their last four games. Their clean sheet in this match is at 2.00.