Velez Sarsfield vs San Martin Tucuman
Competition: Argentina Superliga
Date: 16 September 2018
Kick-off: 18:15 CET
The atmosphere is… tense at Vélez Sarsfield. Gabriel Heinze, the coach, had a strong argument with a journalist the other day, during a Press conference, when he was asked about the fact that Vélez’s strikers are not scoring. “El Gringo” got very… defensive, and ended up exchanging some harsh words with the reporter. Just before that, Marcelo Gómez, the coach of Vélez’s reserve team, had gone on record saying that he has no contact with Heinze, because the former Argentina international (and Manchester United player) prefers doing things “his way”. Heinze’s way has Vélez on four points from as many matches in the Superliga, very low in the table. It feels like he has a few weeks left to turn things around, maybe changing… “his way”.
San Martín Tucumán lost to Boca Juniors in the Copa Argentina a week ago, 2-0, a really… deceiving score, which had nothing to do with how the game really went. Boca opened the scoring totally against the run of play, and San Martín were denied a rather clear penalty. In the Superliga they are on two points from four matches, yet to win. They have conceded in all four games. What makes their “two points from four matches” look even worse, is that three of those were at home. The only game they played away, they lost 2-0 at Rosario Central.
Previous five matches:
Boca Juniors vs Velez Sarsfield 3-0
Velez Sarsfield vs Banfield 1-1
Racing Club vs Velez Sarsfield 2-0
Velez Sarsfield vs Newell’s Old Boys 2-0
Velez Sarsfield vs Central Cordoba 1-1
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
Patronato vs San Martin Tucuman 1-2
Vélez’s next game is at Talleres Córdoba, next weekend. San Martín Tucumán will be hosting Argentinos Juniors (both Superliga matches).
Velez Sarsfield vs San Martin Tucuman: Head to head Stats
Vélez haven’t hosted San Martín Tucumán since 2008. Back then, they beat them 2-0.
Velez Sarsfield vs San Martin Tucuman: Prediction
Vélez are considered rather clear favorites to win the game. I do have doubts, but taking everything into consideration, I would leave those doubts aside, and risk with their win.
Velez Sarsfield vs San Martin Tucuman: Betting Tips
Vélez’s victory pays 1.75, my main tip. Their clean sheet is at 1.90. These two combined, promise a better 2.50.