Patronato vs Rosario Central
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 28 October 2018
Kick-off: 18:15 CET
Patronato are sitting at the very bottom of the Superliga table, on just four points from nine matches. They have already been defeated seven times, seven in their last eight matches. Last weekend they lost 3-1 at Lanús, to a team that hadn’t won a single game before that “three-pointer” last weekend. Patronato were second best on the field for 90 minutes, and earning a point in Lanús would have been a major… compliment to how inferior they looked. They have already conceded 16 goals, which is the second worst record in the league. Interestingly, the only team that has conceded more than that, is Lanús.
Rosario Central spent all week trying to focus on this game versus Patronato, and not on the upcoming mega-derby against city rivals Newell’s Old Boys in the Copa Argentina. That game will be held at the stadium of Arsenal Sarandí, south of Buenos Aires, behind closed doors. Why? The short answer is just one word: Argentina(…). On Friday, Marco Ruben, Central’s striker, had his birthday. The “gift” he was given by… fate? News that he won’t play against Newell’s. He got injured, he’s missing the trip to Patronato, but most importantly, he won’t be in Sarandí on Thursday. Teammates of his who talked to the Press, said that it was impossible to console him after hearing the news from Central’s doctor who had the results of his exams. Last weekend, Central earned a goalless draw at La Bombonera. They are 15th in the table, on 11 points from eight matches.
Previous five matches:
Lanus vs Patronato 3-1
Patronato vs Independiente 1-2
Patronato vs Talleres Cordoba 2-1
San Lorenzo vs Patronato 3-2
Patronato vs Gimnasia La Plata 0-2
Boca Juniors vs Rosario Central 0-0
Rosario Central vs Union Santa Fe 0-4
Rosario Central vs Almagro 1-1
Gimnasia La Plata vs Rosario Central 1-0
Rosario Central vs Defensa y Justicia 0-1
Patronato’s next game is at Unión Santa Fe, on Friday (Superliga). A day earlier, Central will have faced Newell’s Old Boys (Copa Argentina).
Patronato vs Rosario Central: Head to head Stats
Patronato have four wins in a row at home over Rosario Central, between 2012 and April this year.
Patronato vs Rosario Central: Prediction
Central haven’t won (in 90 minutes) any of their last seven matches. Patronato are with their back against the wall, and they have already won a game at home, over Talleres Córdoba. Plus, the visitors have a massive Copa Argentina game coming up. All things considered, I’m going against the odds, backing Patronato to earn at least a draw.
Patronato vs Rosario Central: Betting Tips
The hosts’ win in “draw no bet” is at 2.05, with their double chance obviously low, 1.48.