VELEZ SARSFIELD VS NEWELLS OLD BOYS PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Vélez Sarsfield and Newell’s Old Boys face at Estadio José Amalfitani, in a match for the 1st round of the First Division. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 2 and tied 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, in 14-10- 2017, for the First Division, Vélez Sarsfield won by (1-0). M. Vargas (33 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. The Newell’s Old Boys presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
The home team makes its debut in this edition of the race after finishing the last season in 14th position. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 12 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 20 suffered. The team comes to this match after a home defeat by Central Córdoba SdE by (3-4), in the shoot-out on penalties. In the last 10 home matches Velez Sarsfield has won 3, tied 5 and lost 2. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since he scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 games.
Playing inside the home, the Vélez Sársfield team expects to start the competition on the right foot, knowing that they will have to maintain a regularity of good results if they want to stay at the top of the table. Due to the fact that he is playing in front of his fans, it is very important that the locals have control of the game, trying to find spaces to create their attacking plays. The local coach should take to the field what is best available to him, therefore, he must present a fairly competitive team and he will fight for a positive result throughout the 90 minutes of the game.
Newell’s Old Boys:
This is the first match in this edition of the competition of the visiting team, which finished the previous edition in 22nd position. 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 1 win, 4 draws and 10 losses in away matches, with 10 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 9 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 20 goals scored and 10 conceded. The team comes to this match after a home win against Defensores Unidos by (3-0). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Newell’s Old Boys has tied 3 and lost 7. Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently , as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 8 of the last 17 matches have ended with Under 1,5 goals and 12 out of 17 have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
This must be a difficult game for the Newell’s Old Boys team, since they will be away from home, where they usually have many difficulties, so it will be necessary to improve their performance in the field away from their domains. The objective of the team of Newell’s Old Boys is to make a strong defensive score to his rival, trying to neutralize his attacking plays. The visiting coach should not have important absences for this game, then, the tendency is to take to the field what is best available to him.
PREDICTION: Velez Sarsfield to win @ 2.04