Tip Aldosivi – Platense
Aldosivi host Platense in an important battle for the fourth round of the Argentinian first division. It surely cannot get worse for Aldosivi
. The hosts are deservedly bottom with no points picked up in their first three games, while they are on a run of five consecutive losses and just one win in penalties in their last eight. The paradox is that before that they were on a six-game unbeaten run also including five wins on the bounce, so there is surely something going wrong right now with the home team. A potential explanation could be the last-minute departure of coach Martin Palermo, with replacement manager Favio Fernandez struggling to implement his ideas to the group and also being shown the exit. This turbulent atmosphere outside the pitch can also be reflected in Aldosivi’s home performances, with the team losing in three of their last four home games. They have also conceded in all of their last four games at the Minella.
Platense continue to defy expectations. They continue their unbeaten start to the campaign which comes in stark contrast with their disastrous Copa Profesional run, and remain in second place on goal difference. Despite this positive start, defensive issues still need to be ironed out. The away side have conceded in fourteen of their last fifteen games and in order for their start to remain positive, they need to find a way to keep clean sheets. Despite winning against Velez last time out, their away form leaves a lot to be desired. Before that 1-0 win, Platense were without a win in their last twelve excursions.
Key points Aldosivi – Platense
Four of Aldosivi’s last five games featured Under 2.5 goals
Three of Platense’s last four games featured Under 2.5 goals
Half of Aldosivi’s last eight home games featured Under 1.5 goals
Four of the last five meetings between the two sides featured Under 2.5 goals and Both Teams To Score No
ConclusionALDOSIVI – PLATENSE
It is an extremely tough game to call. Aldosivi embark with a new coach once again, looking to find the magic recipe to finally get back to winning ways after weeks of turbulence and uncertainty. Platense will look to build upon their excellent start to the campaign but still cannot be trusted in favourite market prices away from home. A cautious approach from both is the most likely outcome here, and Under 2.5 goals is the value pick.