Newell’s Old Boys vs Talleres Cordoba
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 9 March 2019
Kick-off: 21:10 CET
Newell’s Old Boys found opposite them a really good River Plate last weekend, so there was really very little they could do. They went 2-0 down less than 25 minutes into the game, went to the dressing room at halftime losing 3-1, conceded again in the 76th minute, and Luís Leal’s goal in added time slightly improved the score, 4-2, even though it was clear to those who watched the game that Newell’s didn’t have a chance at any point of the 90 minutes to leave Monumental with a point. It was their first defeat in eight Superliga matches, so the challenge for them against Talleres is to bounce back right away. They sit 16th in the table, on 25 points.
Talleres were left… devastated after their elimination in the Copa Libertadores by Palestino, but they picked up their pieces and managed to beat Colón at home last weekend, 2-0, in their first game after the retirement of club icon Pablo Guiñazú. They finished the 21st game week sitting 8th in the table, earning a Copa Sudamericana ticket, which is their target now. Talleres have stayed undefeated in their last six Superliga matches, and haven’t conceded a single goal in their last four. Only Racing have managed to beat them in Córdoba in their last nine Superliga games there.
Previous five matches:
River Plate vs Newell’s Old Boys 4-2
Newell’s Old Boys vs San Martin San Juan 3-0
San Lorenzo vs Newell’s Old Boys 1-1
Newell’s Old Boys vs Rosario Central 0-0
Union Santa Fe vs Newell’s Old Boys 0-0
Talleres Cordoba vs Colon 2-0
Palestino vs Talleres Cordoba 2-1
Estudiantes vs Talleres Cordoba 0-1
Talleres Cordoba vs Palestino 2-2
Talleres Cordoba vs Huracan 0-0
Newell’s are visiting Gimnasia La Plata next weekend. Talleres will be hosting Tigre (both Superliga matches).
Newell’s Old Boys vs Talleres Cordoba: Head to head Stats
Newell’s beat Talleres 2-1 in Rosario something less than a year ago. Before that, they hadn’t hosted them since 2003 (4-3).
Newell’s Old Boys vs Talleres Cordoba: Prediction
Very interesting game… Newell’s are undefeated at home since early September, and I doubt they’ll lose to Talleres. I’m very hesitant to bet on their win, though.
Newell’s Old Boys vs Talleres Cordoba: Betting Tips
“Under 1.5” is at 2.60, which I like, keeping in mind how tight Talleres’ defense has looked in their last four Superliga games (leaving aside the Copa Libertadores matches against Palestino, which were a totally different case). The hosts’ double chance combined with “under 2.5 goals” pays 1.93.