Home advantage could prove decisive in Boca Juniors - Unión Santa Fe battle

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Competition: Argentina Superliga
Competition: Sat 25.June
Match begins: 00:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Alberto José Armando (49000 seats)

Unión Santa Fe have journeyed here for an exciting game against the hosting Boca Juniors. Get ready for the game with this thorough Superliga preview!

Insights:
  • Boca Juniors have the most scored goals (10) in Superliga
  • Unión Santa Fe have the most conceded goals (10) in Superliga

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Boca Juniors form and stats

As mentioned below, Boca Juniors are feasting on a winning streak here so far with maximum points from their first 2 Superliga games.

Juniors are returning here after visiting Barracas Central and winning with a 3-1 scoreline. Villa, Zeballos and Fernández scored the goal(s). Midfielder Villa was the best player on the team with a rating of 8.6 (out of ten) in that game. Villa scored one goal, served one assist, hit three key passes and had 29 successful passes (of 33 total).

Before that game, the 5-3 home victory against Tigre.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Boca Juniors have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 14 games) they have won 8 times, drawn 6 and lost 0.

Boca Juniors are traveling soon after this match as the Copa Libertadores match at Corinthians awaits in four days.

Boca Juniors has scored 7 goals so far and conceded 4 goals from 2 home games. These are numbers from the league only.

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Unión Santa Fe form and stats

Unión Santa Fe are still undefeated on their travels in the Superliga. They have only played two games though, winning one and drawing the other.

Home advantage was not enough for Unión in their previous game as they lost hosting River Plate, 1-5. As you can see from the result above, the defeat against River Plate was particularly ugly (1-5). The humiliation is still top of mind. Attacker Bauer got a player rating of 7.41 in the game. "Man of the match" Bauer scored one goal and hit the woodwork once.

Preceding that game was the away victory against Barracas Central with the score of 2-1.

Unión Santa Fe are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is 2 wins, 4 draws and 6 defeats. From a total of 12 matches.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only four days as another away game awaits: The Copa Sudamericana trip to Nacional.

4 goals so far away for Unión Santa Fe, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 3. All from 2 league matches away. Unión has visited these top teams three times, and 2 of 3 has ended with 2 goals or more!

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last eight matches): Boca Juniors four wins, one draw and Unión Santa Fe three victories. As for goals, three matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

JuniorsD. Benedetto
D. Benedetto
9 goals
Boca JuniorsS. Villa Cano
S. Villa Cano
7 goals
Unión Santa FeJ. Alvez Sagar
J. Alvez Sagar
5 goals

Boca Juniors missing players

Unión Santa Fe missing players

Boca Juniors Unión Santa Fe
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
18 10 6 Played P 3 8 16
10 5 4 Won W 0 1 6
6 4 2 Drew D 0 3 3
2 1 0 Lost L 3 4 7
29 18 15 Scored S 2 6 15
15 10 7 Conceded C 5 9 19
89% 90% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 75% 88%
67% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 50% 50%
44% 50% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 50% 50%
22% 20% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 12% 12%
6% 10% 17% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 6%
50% 60% 67% BTTS BTTS 67% 50% 50%
39% 30% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 38%
22% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 50% 25%
 
5.7 6 6.2 Corners for (avg) C F 2.7 3.2 5
4.7 4.3 4.5 Corners against (avg) C A 6.7 6.8 5.2
2.7 2.4 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.5 2.6
1 0 0 Red cards R C 1 2 2
 
10.9 9.8 11.3 Shots (avg) S ( 7.7 8 9.4
4.7 4.8 6.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.7 3.1 3.2
34% 38% 41% Goal Efficiency G E 18% 24% 29%
 
9.7 9.1 9.7 Shots against (avg) S A 16 14.6 11.3
3.6 3.6 3.8 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 7.3 6.2 4.8
Key stats in Superliga this season:
  • Boca Juniors have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Boca Juniors have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Unión Santa Fe have scored away.
  • Boca Juniors have the most scored goals (10) in Superliga
  • Boca Juniors have the most scored goals (7) at home in Superliga
  • Boca Juniors have the the best goal difference (+4) in Superliga
  • Unión Santa Fe have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Unión Santa Fe have the most conceded goals (10) in Superliga
  • Unión Santa Fe have the the worst goal difference (-4) in Superliga
  • Unión Santa Fe have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Boca Juniors 4 3 0 1 10 6 2 2 0 0 7 4 2 1 0 1 3 2 4 9
2 Estudiantes 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
3 Platense 3 2 1 0 4 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
4 Newell's Old Boys 3 2 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 2 7
5 Banfield 4 2 1 1 4 3 2 1 0 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
6 Racing Club 3 2 0 1 4 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 6
7 Argentinos Juniors 3 2 0 1 4 3 2 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 6
8 Atletico Tucuman 4 1 3 0 3 2 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 6
9 Sarmiento 4 2 0 2 5 5 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 0 0 2 1 4 0 6
10 River Plate 4 1 2 1 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 5 2 3 5
11 Gimnasia La Plata 3 1 2 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 2 2 5
12 Colon 4 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 1 0 3 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
13 Huracan 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 3 0 5
14 Lanús 4 1 2 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 5
15 Central Cordoba SdE 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 4
16 Independiente 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 4
17 Talleres Cordoba 4 1 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
18 Rosario Central 3 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -1 4
19 Tigre 4 1 1 2 6 8 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 5 6 -2 4
20 Patronato 4 1 1 2 3 6 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 2 1 5 -3 4
21 Unión Santa Fe 4 1 1 2 6 10 2 0 0 2 2 7 2 1 1 0 4 3 -4 4
22 San Lorenzo 3 0 3 0 4 4 2 0 2 0 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
23 Godoy Cruz 3 1 0 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 3
24 Defensa y Justicia 3 0 3 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 3
25 Arsenal de Sarandi 4 0 3 1 5 6 2 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 4 5 -1 3
26 Barracas Central 4 0 2 2 4 7 3 0 1 2 3 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 -3 2
27 Velez Sarsfield 3 0 1 2 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 3 -3 1
28 Aldosivi 3 0 0 3 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 3 -3 0

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The Superliga Argentina, also referred to as the Primera División, is the premier football division in Argentina. It currently holds 26 teams who play 25 fixtures each to form a final league table. The season runs from August to May. Argentina was the first country outside the United Kingdom to create a football league, in 1891.