Full preview: Vélez Sarsfield odds-on to beat Arsenal de Sarandi at Estadio José Amalfitani

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Competition: Argentina Superliga
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 00:15 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio José Amalfitani (45540 seats)

The Superliga overall standings tell a tale about these contenders so far, with Vélez Sarsfield ahead of Arsenal de Sarandi by 12 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Vélez Sarsfield have the most scored goals (18) at home in Superliga
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the fewest scored goals (6) in Superliga

Arsenal de Sarandi could be less fresh than the hosts in this fixture, as they played a Superliga game only four sleeps ago.

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Vélez Sarsfield form and stats

Vélez Sarsfield have played 8 Superliga games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 4-3-1 (wins-draws-losses).

Happy days for Sarsfield in their previous game, a Superliga match away at Newell's Old Boys (placed 20th) that ended with a 2-1 victory. World class coaching! That was the thoughts of M. Pellegrino when Cristian Tarragona scored the winning goal after coming on as a substitute in the 76th minute. Gerónimo Poblete (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.43/10.

In the match before that, Vélez Sarsfield hosted Independiente and drew the game 3-3.

Sarsfield are believed to win this game, given a winning chance of about 70% by the bookmakers. We have checked our records for their performance in similar circumstances and found four matches and the win/draw/lost stats: Won three, drew zero and lost one.

There will be little rest for Sarsfield after this match as they are travelling to Central Cordoba SdE for a Superliga game in only four days.

Vélez Sarsfield can score goals in their home matches. After 8 league matches they have found the net 18 times. It's worth mentioning that 10 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. Vélez Sarsfield are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio José Amalfitani in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 7 from 8 matches. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Arsenal de Sarandi form and stats

There's been little loot from Arsenal de Sarandi's travels as they have only collected 1 point from 7 away games in the Superliga. Arsenal de Sarandi only have 0 wins to counter their 6 defeats and 1 draw. Arsenal has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

Arsenal are looking to quickly end their 221 minutes long goal drought in the Superliga.

Arsenal's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Godoy Cruz that finished 0-0. Alejandro Medina (goalkeeper) was the best performer with a rating of 7.7. Medina stopped the opponent with four saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Huracan wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

You'll want to know how Arsenal de Sarandi managed when outsiders such as today. Our database found four similar matches resulting in one away win, zero draws and three home wins.

Goals are few and far between in Arsenal de Sarandi's away league games. Only 1 goal from 7 travels. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 0 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Arsenal have conceded 14 goals in these games.

Head 2 Head

As for the last five games between these two teams, there's three Vélez Sarsfield victories, one draw and one Arsenal de Sarandi win. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, two matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

SarsfieldJ. Lucero
J. Lucero
9 goals
Vélez SarsfieldT. Almada
T. Almada
7 goals
Vélez SarsfieldA. Centurión
A. Centurión
5 goals

Vélez Sarsfield missing players

Arsenal de Sarandi missing players

Vélez Sarsfield Arsenal de Sarandi
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
29 15 3 Played P 4 14 28
16 9 3 Won W 0 2 5
8 4 0 Drew D 0 1 9
5 2 0 Lost L 4 11 14
45 28 5 Scored S 0 9 17
25 15 2 Conceded C 9 28 43
83% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 79%
59% 53% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 71% 61%
38% 47% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 57% 43%
24% 40% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 29% 21%
21% 33% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 11%
34% 33% 33% BTTS BTTS 0% 36% 32%
52% 60% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 32%
31% 27% 0% Failed to Score F T 100% 57% 57%
 
4.5 4.3 3.3 Corners for (avg) C F 3.5 4 4.4
5 4.9 4.7 Corners against (avg) C A 6.2 5.9 5.1
1.8 2.1 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2 2.3 2.2
3 0 0 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
11.1 11.8 14.3 Shots (avg) S ( 5.2 7.8 8.2
4.9 4.8 5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.8 3.1 3.2
32% 39% 33% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 21% 19%
Key stats in Superliga this season:
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored.
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the fewest points (1) away in Superliga
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the fewest scored goals (1) away in Superliga
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the fewest scored goals (6) in Superliga
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the fewest scored goals in the second half (8) in Superliga
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the the worst goal difference (-13) away in Superliga
  • Arsenal de Sarandi have the the worst goal difference (-14) in Superliga
  • Vélez Sarsfield have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Vélez Sarsfield have scored more than double the goals of Arsenal de Sarandi.
  • Vélez Sarsfield have the most scored goals (18) at home in Superliga

  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.