National cups are something special for many teams and supporters. Today's match will decide whether it's Independiente or Central Cordoba SdE that keep their silverware dream alive.
Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 1000 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.
The hosts Independiente saw competitive action as recent as three days ago, playing in the Superliga. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Union Santa Fe.
Independiente form and statsLast season, Independiente's Copa Argentina journey ended in the quarter-finals.
Independiente lost their last game at Union Santa Fe after a 0-3 scoreline. Cauteruccio, a natural forward, was the highest rated performer for the side in that match, and was presented with a rating of 7.12 (out of 10). Cauteruccio hit two key passes, dribled past the opponent 1 of 1 times and had 18 successful passes (of 21 total).Before that, Independiente had a Superliga home game versus Sarmiento which ended with a victory 2-0.
Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Huracan are coming to town in four days.
It's been an intense period of training leading up to this game for Independiente, who have participated in two training matches. Independiente have won 1 of these, drawn 1 and were beaten in 0 games.
Central Cordoba SdE form and statsLast season their Copa Argentina adventure ended in the 1st round.
Central Cordoba SdE's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Gimnasia La Plata that finished 0-0. Pereyra was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 7.64. The defender Pereyra won 11 of 15 duels.Preceding that game, the 0-0 draw paying a visit to San Lorenzo.
The visitors will be packing their bags again in only four days as another away game awaits: The Superliga trip to Estudiantes.
Head 2 HeadCentral Cordoba SdE have avoided defeat in the last 4 fixtures (2-2-0) against Independiente.
M. Cauteruccio Rodríguez
M. Giménez Rojas
Independiente missing players
Central Cordoba SdE missing players
|Independiente||Central Cordoba SdE|
|84%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||83%||88%|
|76%||100%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||75%||64%|
|44%||50%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||50%||32%|
|16%||17%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||42%||20%|
|0%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||8%||4%|
|36%||33%||Clean Sheets||C S||25%||36%|
|32%||8%||Failed to Score||F T||42%||44%|
|4.4||5.3||Corners for (avg)||C F||4.3||4.8|
|4.5||4.3||Corners against (avg)||C A||4.6||4.8|
|2.8||2.2||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2.5||1.9|
|8||1||Red cards||R C||1||2|
|11.2||12.9||Shots (avg)||S (||10.1||12.2|
|3.2||4.2||Shots on Target (avg)||S O||2.9||3.6|
|32%||37%||Goal Efficiency||G E||40%||28%|
|10.9||9.6||Shots against (avg)||S A||15.2||15.1|
|4||3.4||Shots on Target against (avg)||S O||4.6||4.3|