This will be the 1st matchday of the Argentinian Championship. This Monday, Estudiantes de La Plata and Arsenal Sarandi will face off.
This is the last match of this 1st round. Estudiantes de La Plata is one of the strongest teams in Argentina, and they won the Copa Libertadores and the FIFA Club World Cup several times already.
They will begin their 2017 campaign playing against Arsenal de Sarandi at home. The team had a good pre-season, reinforcing themselves well and keeping their last season’s core.
They are one of the few teams that have the strength to compete or cause some troubles to Boca and River, and in order to do that, it is essential to win this debut, especially at home.
They finished in 3rd place last season, and they are looking for a better position this season.
Head-to-head in the last 3 years
2017-04-02 16/17 Estudiantes 2-0 Arsenal
2015-02-16 2015 Arsenal 0-1 Estudiantes
2014-08-11 2014 Arsenal 2-1 Estudiantes
Estudiantes vs Arsenal Sarandi Betting Tip:
Arsenal Sarandi is a rather small/average team, that sometimes gets some periods in the spotlight. They had an awful season last year, finishing in 27th.
It is a team that showed defensive weakness and some offensive quality during the pre-season. That is, a team that plays without fear.
This way, I expect here an Arsenal team playing football, not sitting back hoping to get a draw, or a miracle in the counter-attack.
This season, Estudiantes has already played a tough match, against Potosí for the Copa Sudamericana, where they were able to knock out the Bolivians. Now they will have to play the 3rd round against Paraguay’s Nacional.
They have already played the 1st leg away, where they have lost 1-0.
As for Arsenal, they were knocked out by Sport Recife from Brazil.
They’ve lost the 1st leg 2-0, and in the 2nd leg, they were winning 2-0, which was the result they needed to extend the match, but then they conceded with only 5 minutes to go, which eliminated them.
Anyway, on this 1st match I believe that Estudiantes will do anything to get the 3 points and start their campaign well, since they will try to fight for the title.
|Estudiantes to win||