Union Santa Fe vs Newell’s Old Boys
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 3 February 2019
Kick-off: 21:10 CET
Unión Santa Fe visited Belgrano last weekend, having beaten both Boca Juniors and River Plate in a matter of a few days(!). Things in Córdoba were meant to be different, and a… sign of that is was happened when Unión’s bus arrived at the stadium; the driver… miscalculated things, crashed with a wall(!), a police officer was hurt (he is ok), and later on, on the field, Unión looked similarly… jinxed. Nothing worked for them, and had to settle for a point, 0-0. They sit 8th in the table, on 23 points, in the Copa Sudamericana zone, being one of the pleasant surprises of this Superliga season.
Maxi Rodríguez made his… new debut after returning to Newell’s Old Boys, last weekend’s home game against Boca Juniors was his “great to be back” appearance, and made sure to give the fans something to remember… He scored an absolute “golazo” in the 25th minute, which, though, didn’t prove enough to give Newell’s all three points. Truth is, Boca were good, and Darío Benedetto’s equalizer in the 78th minute sort of did the game justice. Bad news for the Rosario side was that 25-year-old centre-forward Francisco Fydriszewski got injured, and will miss three matches, this one, the derby against Central next weekend, and then another big game versus San Lorenzo. Newell’s are 14th, on 19 points.
Previous five matches:
Belgrano vs Union Santa Fe 0-0
River Plate vs Union Santa Fe 1-2
Union Santa Fe vs Banfield 0-1
San Martin San Juan vs Union Santa Fe 2-0
Union Santa Fe vs Velez Sarsfield 0-2
Newell’s Old Boys vs Boca Juniors 1-1
San Martin Tucuman vs Newell’s Old Boys 0-3
Newell’s Old Boys vs Patronato 1-0
Aldosivi vs Newell’s Old Boys 1-0
Newell’s Old Boys vs Defensa y Justicia 0-0
Unión are visiting Independiente next weekend. Newell’s will be hosting Central, in Rosario’s massive derby (both Superliga matches).
Union Santa Fe vs Newell’s Old Boys: Head to head Stats
One draw and one Unión win the last two years in Santa Fe, in the two matches between these two there. Before 2017, they hadn’t faced each other at Unión’s home since 2012.
Union Santa Fe vs Newell’s Old Boys: Prediction
Super interesting game, between one of the league’s biggest surprises this season (Unión), and a traditionally big team that hasn’t done that well thus far, but seem ready to strike back and go after a top 10 finish.
Union Santa Fe vs Newell’s Old Boys: Betting Tips
My choice is… dictated by the odds; I don’t see a favorite in this match, I hardly see a winner, so I’m choosing the highest-paying double chance as my most reserved tip, “draw or Newell’s”, at 1.67, and draw alone (3.10) as my riskier one.