The 2nd stage of Argentina’s Primera Division is giving the fans of www.matchbook.com a match that at a first look is not giving any doubts when talking about predictions. Estudiantes La Plata is waiting on the Ciudad de La Plata Stadium the Greens of Sarmiento de Junin. This match represents Estudiantes’ first match at home in the actual season of Primera Division.
Even it’s yet to say something about Sarmiento de Junin’s form of this season (as they have only played a match so far), the team from the little city located near Buenos Aires that holds a stadium of only 22,000 places which is the 6th littlest of Argentina’s Primera Division looks like a certain victim in the moving from La Plata.
On the other side, Estudiantes La Plata is having a good start of season, with 3 victories in 4 matches and an amount of scored goals which is at the rate of 6. In the opening round of the championship, Estudiantes won easily against Tigre (3-0). Before this match The Lions have also shined in the Copa Sudamericana with wins against Belgrano and Los Andes, The only misstep for the team coached by Nelson Vivas has been made in Copa Argentina when the team lost at the penalties against Union de Santa Fe in the 1/8-finals. To notice here is that Sarmiento chances of winning is binding by the fact that Estudiantes players can feel demoralized.
Estudiantes La Plata’s off season had up and downs for the team owned by Juan Sebastián Verón as they had few important new players but also some important parting. Between the newcomers there are to mention Ignacio Bailone, Mariano Andujar (from Napoli). The most important player lost by the Lions is Alvaro Daniel Pereira who went to Spannish team Getafe.
Sarmiento de Junin, on the other hand, has only signed with Gonzalo di Renzo and Bruno Vides, the last one being expected to be the new start of his team and to lead it to a high place in the Argentina’s Primera Division this season.
Estudiantes La Plata (4-2-3-1) : Andujar- Sanchez, Schunke, Gonzalez, Diarte – Ascacibar, Damonte- Solari, Rodriguez, Auzqui- Bailone
*Note: Estudiantes’ coach is expected not to line up his best team, so the predicted team is not Estudiantes best 11.
Sarmiento de Junin (4-2-3-1): Chiarini- Cosano, Dutari, Bianchi, Niz- Fornari, Depetris, di Renzo- Diaz
WHEN THEY LAST MET
These 2 teams last met in October last year on the Estadio Eva Perón, Junin when Estudiantes won 1-0.
Match: Estudiantes La Plata vs Sarmiento de Junin
Venue: Ciudad de La Plata (53.000 seats)
Date: 12th of September, 00:15 BST time
PREDICTION: Estudiantes La Plata 2-0 Sarmiento de Junin