Union Santa Fe vs Talleres Cordoba
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 16 September 2018
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
“It hurts, but it’s not like someone died”. That was Leo Madelón’s (Unión coach) reaction to his team’s elimination in the Copa Argentina last weekend, losing to a side from a lower division. Unión were/are doing well in the Superliga, they are still undefeated, on six points from four matches, but that defeat last weekend… In their last Superliga game, the derby of Santa Fe against Colón, their regular goalkeeper, Nereo Fernández, was injured, so Joaquín Papaleo substituted him. Less than 30 minutes into the match, he received the ball on his left eye, and it was clear that he wasn’t well. He got substituted by 19-year-old Marcos Peano, who made his debut(!), in a local derby(!!), and was relieved to leave the pitch having kept a clean sheet. As for Papaleo, later was revealed that he could have lost his eyesight(!), but he’s doing well.
Talleres Córdoba started their Superliga campaign on back-to-back defeats, but to Boca Juniors and Rosario Central. The first game was in Buenos Aires, and the second was against a very good-looking, this season, Central. Talleres bounced back, beat Gimnasia in La Plata, and in their last championship game they beat Godoy Cruz as well, at home, keeping a clean sheet in both matches. During the international break, they lost to Rosario Central again, on penalties, in the Copa Argentina. Last weekend they faced River Plate in a friendly game, a… “light” version of River, with reserves and youngsters, and beat them 3-1. They have been looking good lately, despite their elimination in the Copa Argentina.
Previous five matches:
Sarmiento Resistencia vs Union Santa Fe 2-1
Colon vs Union Santa Fe 0-0
Union Santa Fe vs San Lorenzo 1-1
San Martin Tucuman vs Union Santa Fe 1-1
Union Santa Fe vs Aldosivi 1-0
Rosario Central vs Talleres Cordoba 0-0
Talleres Cordoba vs Godoy Cruz 1-0
Gimnasia La Plata vs Talleres Cordoba 0-2
Talleres Cordoba vs Rosario Central 0-1
Boca Juniors vs Talleres Cordoba 1-0
Unión’s next game is at Racing Club, on Monday, September 24. Two days earlier, Talleres will have hosted Vélez Sarsfield (both Superliga matches).
Union Santa Fe vs Talleres Cordoba: Head to head Stats
Unión have beaten Talleres twice at home the last year and a half, 3-0 and 4-2. Before that, they hadn’t hosted them since 2013 (1-1).
Union Santa Fe vs Talleres Cordoba: Prediction
Unión are still undefeated in the Superliga, but Talleres are on the rise. Very interesting game. Looking at the odds, I’m tempted to bet on the Córdoba side to earn at least a draw.
Union Santa Fe vs Talleres Cordoba: Betting Tips
Talleres’ double chance is at 1.80, my main tip. Actually, my only tip, seeing “under 2.5 goals” pay very-very little.