Talleres Cordoba vs Banfield
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 2 February 2019
Kick-off: 01:10 CET
Talleres visited Independiente last weekend, and got rewarded for… hanging in there. They would have conceded more than once in the first half, if their goalkeeper hadn’t been in a brilliant day. Things looked different after halftime; seeing Independiente not finish the game off, they took courage, missed a big chance, equalized in the 79th minute thanks to a Sebastián Palacios strike (same guy who had missed the chance earlier), and actually, they were the ones who missed the only big chance after 1-1 to score again and earn all three points. They are now 14th in the table, on 19 points from 16 matches, and Superliga-aside, they have two… finals coming up, against Sao Paulo, in the Copa Libertadores qualifiers.
Simply put, Banfield deserved better last weekend, when they hosted San Martín San Juan. They were by far the better team on the pitch, should have scored more than once, and definitely their goalkeeper, Arboleda, should have done infinitely better in San Martín’s equalizer. It was Hernán Crespo’s debut at Banfield, their new coach, and after the match he didn’t hide his disappointment, knowing that it was a game they should have won. The positive was that Banfield looked much more attack-minded than in the last months of 2018, with Julio César Falcioni as coach. Banfield’s fans hope to keep seeing a team trying to score, and not just trying to… avoid conceding. They are 11th, on 22 points from 16 matches.
Previous five matches:
Independiente vs Talleres Cordoba 1-1
Lanus vs Talleres Cordoba 2-1
Talleres Cordoba vs Racing Club 1-3
Argentinos Juniors vs Talleres Cordoba 0-2
Talleres Cordoba vs Aldosivi 0-0
Banfield vs San Martin San Juan 1-1
Union Santa Fe vs Banfield 0-1
Banfield vs Argentinos Juniors 0-1
Racing Club vs Banfield 0-0
Banfield vs Lanus 0-0
Talleres have a huge Copa Libertadores qualifier coming up, on Wednesday, at home, versus Sao Paulo. Banfield are visiting Tigre next weekend (Superliga).
Talleres Cordoba vs Banfield: Head to head Stats
One Talleres win and two draws in the three games between these two in Córdoba the last six years. Before 2013, they hadn’t faced each other there since 2004.
Talleres Cordoba vs Banfield: Prediction
The hosts are considered favorites to win, but I like Banfield’s chances of earning at least a draw.
Talleres Cordoba vs Banfield: Betting Tips
Banfield’s double chance is at 1.75. Their win in “draw no bet” pays 2.65.