While the European championships, with a few exceptions, continue their off-season, the battle in South America continues. The Argentinian Primera is also gaining momentum. That includes Banfield taking on Barracas Central on Saturday. Does the debutant have a chance in this encounter? The website’s editorial team has compiled an exclusive prediction for this match on June 25, 2022. Full statistics and current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet app.
Banfield are unlikely to seriously prove themselves in this championship
“The white-green” has in its assets the championship title (though, it was in the Apertura back in 2009). And in the season before last they reached the final of the Professional League Cup. But their recent results have been plainly mediocre. Last season, they finished in the bottom ten of the league standings. In Diego Maradona’s Tournament in Spring they scored 19 points in 14 games – an average result that did not allow them to make the play-offs. There was a parallel failure in the Copa Sudamericana, where 5 points were taken and last place in the group. In the Primera, too, it started with a defeat to Newells Old Boys and a draw with Arsenal (Sarandi). Only Central Cordoba managed to win. That was followed by a 1-0 win at Tigre.
Barracas Central are in their first year at this level
The Camioneros were founded back in 1904. But they didn’t show much, moreover, they only rose from the 3rd division of the country in 2019 (and until 2010, they performed at the 4th level). But in the last draw, they managed to win the 2nd division. The debutant has already shown that they should not be underestimated – in the Diego Maradona Trophy they managed to get 19 points – literally 1 point was not enough to finish in 4th place in their group and reach the play-offs. That said, it was in the Primera that the rookie started humbly. With Central Cordoba and Tigre managed to finish in a draw, 1-1 each, and it was 1-2 with Union (Santa Fe) next. The debutant also tried to fight against Boca Juniors, even tying the game in the locker room. But in the 2nd half they got 2 more goals in their own goal.
Barracas Central are making their debut in the Primera. So it is no surprise that he will be playing for the first time ever against Banfield.
Barracas Central is not hopeless, but clearly weaker than their opponent, who is also playing on home field in this match. We bet on Banfield to win (odds 1.75).