Superliga game guide and facts: Gimnasia La Plata host Newell's Old Boys

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Competition: Argentina Superliga
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 18:45 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona

Boasting a 2 point edge in the league table, Gimnasia La Plata followers crave to see their side earn maximum points from this game vs Newell's Old Boys.

Insights:
  • Newell's Old Boys have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

Both sides have had ample time to rest since their last effort on the pitch. Let's wish for an animated game!

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Gimnasia La Plata form and stats

The story so far in the Superliga for Gimnasia La Plata at their home stadium (Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona) is 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 defeat.

An away draw last time out for Gimnasia, facing Independiente in a game that ended 1-1. Midfield player Emanuel Cecchini got a match rating of 8.05 in that game, the max score being 10.

Preceding that match was a defeat to Sarmiento (0-1).

Gimnasia are traveling soon after this match as the Superliga match at Arsenal de Sarandi awaits in four days.

The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Gimnasia La Plata here at Estadio Único Diego Armando Maradona in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (6 from 8 games). As for guarding their own goal, Gimnasia La Plata have only let in 4 goals at home.

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Newell's Old Boys form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for Newell's Old Boys so far with only 6 points returning home. The records show 1-3-3 (win-draw-lose).

Home advantage was not enough for Newell's in their previous game, as they lost their Superliga-match, hosting Vélez Sarsfield, 1-2. Defender Franco Negri was the best team player with a rating of 7.61. Negri hit three key passes and won 10 of 15 duels.

Preceding that game, the 2-2 draw paying a visit to Godoy Cruz.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Newell's Old Boys as they have only managed to score 5 times from 7 away games in the league. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. As opposed to that, Newell's have seen the ball go into their own net 9 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Gimnasia - Newell's Old Boys 2-1 was the outcome when these squads formerly played each other, some time ago this season. Gimnasia La Plata-Newell's Old Boys H2H statistics last six meetings regardless of arena: Gimnasia La Plata four wins, Newell's Old Boys one win, one draw. two of these six matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Newell's Old BoysI. Scocco
I. Scocco
6 goals
Newell's Old BoysN. Castro
N. Castro
5 goals
Gimnasia La PlataJ. Carbonero Balanta
J. Carbonero Balanta
4 goals

Gimnasia La Plata missing players

Newell's Old Boys missing players

Gimnasia La Plata Newell's Old Boys
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
28 14 3 Played P 6 14 28
7 6 2 Won W 0 2 6
12 5 1 Drew D 1 5 9
9 3 0 Lost L 5 7 13
27 16 5 Scored S 2 13 31
36 15 2 Conceded C 14 24 44
82% 86% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 93%
61% 57% 67% Over 1.5 O 1.5 83% 79% 75%
36% 36% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 57% 54%
29% 21% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 33% 36% 32%
14% 14% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 11%
43% 36% 33% BTTS BTTS 17% 50% 57%
36% 50% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 7% 14%
39% 29% 0% Failed to Score F T 83% 50% 36%
 
4.7 4.2 3 Corners for (avg) C F 4.2 3.4 3.9
6.1 6.4 7 Corners against (avg) C A 6 5.6 5.1
1.9 1.7 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.3 3.3 2.9
6 2 0 Red cards R C 1 3 3
 
9.1 9.4 6.7 Shots (avg) S ( 7.3 7.6 9
3.4 3.6 2.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.3 3.4 3.9
28% 31% 62% Goal Efficiency G E 10% 27% 28%
Key stats in Superliga this season:
  • Newell's Old Boys have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than 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 River Plate 15 10 3 2 29 11 8 5 2 1 14 5 7 5 1 1 15 6 18 33
2 Talleres Cordoba 15 10 2 3 24 13 7 6 1 0 14 2 8 4 1 3 10 11 11 32
3 Estudiantes 15 7 5 3 24 15 7 3 3 1 11 5 8 4 2 2 13 10 9 26
4 Lanus 15 8 2 5 26 24 8 4 2 2 14 11 7 4 0 3 12 13 2 26
5 Vélez Sarsfield 15 6 6 3 22 12 8 4 3 1 18 7 7 2 3 2 4 5 10 24
6 Boca Juniors 15 6 6 3 16 12 7 3 3 1 7 5 8 3 3 2 9 7 4 24
7 Independiente 15 6 6 3 17 14 8 3 3 2 8 6 7 3 3 1 9 8 3 24
8 Colon 15 6 5 4 12 16 7 3 3 1 6 6 8 3 2 3 6 10 -4 23
9 Godoy Cruz 15 6 4 5 25 20 8 3 3 2 14 10 7 3 1 3 11 10 5 22
10 Racing Club 15 5 7 3 13 8 7 2 4 1 5 3 8 3 3 2 8 5 5 22
11 Huracan 15 5 7 3 12 9 8 3 3 2 7 5 7 2 4 1 5 4 3 22
12 Defensa y Justicia 15 5 6 4 18 12 7 4 2 1 14 7 8 1 4 3 4 5 6 21
13 Argentinos Juniors 15 5 6 4 12 10 7 3 2 2 8 6 8 2 4 2 4 4 2 21
14 Sarmiento 15 5 4 6 15 16 8 4 1 3 9 6 7 1 3 3 6 10 -1 19
15 Gimnasia La Plata 15 4 6 5 12 16 8 3 4 1 6 4 7 1 2 4 6 12 -4 18
16 Union Santa Fe 15 5 3 7 15 20 8 3 1 4 10 8 7 2 2 3 5 12 -5 18
17 Rosario Central 15 5 2 8 20 21 7 3 0 4 9 7 8 2 2 4 11 14 -1 17
18 San Lorenzo 15 4 5 6 13 17 7 3 2 2 9 6 8 1 3 4 4 11 -4 17
19 Platense 15 3 7 5 17 19 7 1 4 2 5 7 8 2 3 3 12 12 -2 16
20 Newell's Old Boys 15 4 4 7 17 23 8 3 1 4 12 14 7 1 3 3 5 9 -6 16
21 Atletico Tucuman 15 4 4 7 12 20 7 2 4 1 6 4 8 2 0 6 6 16 -8 16
22 Patronato 15 3 6 6 11 16 7 2 3 2 6 5 8 1 3 4 5 11 -5 15
23 Banfield 15 2 8 5 10 14 7 1 2 4 6 9 8 1 6 1 4 5 -4 14
24 Aldosivi 15 4 1 10 16 29 8 2 0 6 9 16 7 2 1 4 7 13 -13 13
25 Arsenal de Sarandi 15 2 6 7 6 20 8 2 5 1 5 6 7 0 1 6 1 14 -14 12
26 Central Cordoba SdE 15 2 5 8 15 22 8 2 2 4 12 15 7 0 3 4 3 7 -7 11

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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.