ATL.TUCUMAN VS THE STRONGEST PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Atlético Tucumán and The Strongest meet at Estadio Monumental Presidente José Fierro, in a match for this phase of the Copa Libertadores (Group Stage). Particular attention is required for the home / away condition, since both teams present significantly different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Peñarol, by (3-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against The Strongest by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 15 goals scored and 21 conceded; against 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 8 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Union Santa Fe by (0-0). In the last 10 home matches Atlético Tucumán has won 4, tied 4 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 5 games in which they suffered the first goal. There are 3 periods that stand out in the last 9 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (16′-30 ‘); He suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (61’-75 ‘) and 3 of his 6 between (76′-90’).
Needing to conquer points within the competition to try to fight for a place in the next phase, the owners of the house will have to have the offensive initiative of the game, in order to put pressure on their opponent. The team of Atlético Tucumán is motivated by the fact of playing against their fans, so they hope to conquer the three points. In the last round the owners of the house got a beautiful victory away from home, against The Strongest, by the score of 2×1. The local coach should take to the field what is best available.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Libertad, by (3-0). In the last match, they lost at home against Atlético Tucumán by (1-2). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses in away matches; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Sport Boys by (3-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, The Strongest has won 2, tied 1 and lost 7. Defensive consistency has not been their best, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
After having lost in the last round, the Strongest team will need to recover the lost points acting away from their fan, so they should not have facilities and will need to be attentive throughout the 90 minutes of play, knowing how to score with enough intelligence and going on counterattacks to try to decide the game in their favor. The coach should not have important absences for this duel, so he will take the field to a fairly competitive team and he will fight for a positive result.
PREDICTION: Atl. Tucuman to win @ 1.44