After this weekend, there will be a break in the ‘big’ football – waiting for the games between the national teams. One of the few exceptions is the Argentinian Diego Maradona Cup, a sort of local championship. Six rounds have already been played there, and the next one will be played on Tuesday night, according to our time, between Argentinos Juniors and Velez Sarsfield. The readers of this website can access the author’s predictions for this match on March 22, 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet website.
Argentinos Juniors are currently seen as the mid-tier of local football
The Red Bugs occasionally shoot out, but are still not particularly quoted even at the national level. So last year’s 14th place in the standings isn’t all that surprising. Moreover, judging from the start of Gabi Milito’s charges in the new draw, something similar can be expected from them now. Interestingly, they got off to a flying start, beating Patronato and Newell Old Boys. But after that, they only managed to win the domestic cup. In the championship, on the other hand, the results deteriorated markedly, with two draws and a defeat each. As a result, they are already in the middle of the table in their group, while they used to be at the top of the table.
Velez Sarsfield have been disappointing so far
The Fortics have many memories from the days of Jose Luis Chilavert. Under the charismatic goalkeeper-bombardier, in the 1990s, they won every trophy possible for South America, including the Copa Libertadores. Yes, and then, up until 2013, they managed to win occasional La Liga titles. But then, in the aftermath, the drop and last year’s final top-five place at the end of the season was a good achievement. There were hopes that Mauricio Pelegrino’s side could build on that success. But so far, the new season has been frankly disappointing for them. Having only beaten Aldosivi in the 1st round, the popular team only added more success in the cup. And in the championship, Velez Sarsfield have only 3 points in 5 rounds. The reason for that is simple: they are failing to score. In fact, there was only 1 goal – at home to Estudiantes – and it didn’t bring them a draw, as the visitors equalized in the 88th minute.
Argentinos Juniors can’t win their last 7 meetings in a row. What’s more, Velez Sarsfield managed to win all last 3 encounters, with the same score of 2-0.
It’s time for Argentinos Juniors to beat their opponent. We bet on him to take 3 points this time against Velez Sarsfield (odds – 2.4).