San Martin Tucuman vs Argentinos Juniors
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 23 September 2018
Kick-off: 16:00 CET
Rubén Forestello is no longer San Martín Tucumán’s coach. On the record, he and the club agreed to terminate their contract. In reality, he was fired, left with no option but to leave his post. San Martín lost 1-0 at Vélez Sarsfield last weekend, their second defeat in four matches in the Superliga (they have one match in hand). They lost both games away from home, have drawn with Unión Santa Fe and Gimnasia La Plata as hosts, someone could say that their results haven’t been that bad (it’s hard for most teams to earn points at Vélez and Rosario Central), but the board of directors felt they should take action, now, early in the season. Forestello became the third coach to lose his job since the start of this Superliga edition.
Argentinos Juniors looked… decent against Boca Juniors last weekend, but still lost 0-1, and actually things could have turned worse from very early if the referee or his assistant had seen a clear handball, a clear penalty for Boca. They both missed it. After that game, Berti lost his job, and Argentinos Juniors already have a new coach. It’s Carboni, who, three weeks ago, became the first Superliga coach to lose his job this season, getting fired by Lanús. “El Bicho” is on five points from five matches. They have scored just two goals, both in their 2-0 win over Lanús, but on the other hand, they have conceded only two as well, in the two games they lost, at Gimnasia La Plata and to Boca, last weekend.
Previous five matches:
Velez Sarsfield vs San Martin Tucuman 1-0
Boca Juniors vs San Martin Tucuman 2-0
San Martin Tucuman vs Gimnasia La Plata 1-1
Rosario Central vs San Martin Tucuman 2-0
San Martin Tucuman vs Union Santa Fe 1-1
Argentinos Juniors vs Boca Juniors 0-1
Argentinos Juniors vs Temperley 0-2
Argentinos Juniors vs Lanus 2-0
River Plate vs Argentinos Juniors 0-0
Argentinos Juniors vs Godoy Cruz 0-0
San Martín’s next game is again at home, on Monday, October 1, versus Banfield. Argentinos Juniors are hosting Racing Club next Saturday (both Superliga matches).
San Martin Tucuman vs Argentinos Juniors: Head to head Stats
Two years ago, San Martín and Argentinos Juniors drew 2-2 with the Tucumán side as hosts. Before that, they hadn’t played there since 2008.
San Martin Tucuman vs Argentinos Juniors: Prediction
I expect Argentinos Juniors to earn at least a draw, and the game to have up to two goals.
San Martin Tucuman vs Argentinos Juniors: Betting Tips
Given that “under 2.5 goals” pays just 1.44, I would risk with “under 1.5”, at 2.30. Argentinos Juniors’ win in “draw no bet” is at 1.91, and their double chance at 1.45.