Rosario Central vs Estudiantes Predictions

Rosario Central vs Estudiantes predictions for this Argentina Primeira Division affair at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito on Wednesday evening. Can Rosario leapfront their opponents? Read on for all our free betting tips and predictions.

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Rosario Central vs Estudiantes Predictions


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Rosario Central & Estudiantes Set to Entertain: A Thrilling Encounter Awaits

Key Stats
– Rosario Central’s defence has been their Achilles heel this season, conceding the most goals among the top 11 teams in the division.
– Over their last 15 games, Estudiantes have the second-highest points haul in the division, just behind River Plate.
– Both teams are only separated by two points, hinting at a tightly contested match.

On Wednesday evening, under the floodlights of the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, football fans are in for a treat as Rosario Central takes on Estudiantes in an intriguing Argentine Primera Division face-off. A win could potentially catapult the hosts, currently sitting seventh with 35 points in 22 games, over their rivals, pushing them as high as fifth place on the league table.

A Season Overview: Hosts Rosario Central

Rosario Central’s campaign so far presents an interesting tale of potential success. Occupying a strong position to qualify for the Copa Sudamericana group stage, they haven’t completely ruled out a late run towards the Copa Libertadores qualification spots. A critical aspect of their journey has been their goal-scoring prowess, with their tally of 30 making them the fourth most potent team in the division. However, the defensive side of their game hasn’t been equally impressive, as they have leaked the most goals among the top 11 teams.


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The team led by Miguel Angel Russo has shown some vulnerability heading into the closing stages of the season. A return of just five points from the last five games, including a disappointing 1-0 defeat to San Lorenzo, indicates a need for improvement. Their attacking flair was notably absent in the loss to San Lorenzo, resulting in minimal goal-scoring opportunities.

Estudiantes: The Visitors’ Tale

Mirroring their hosts’ recent form, Estudiantes too have hit a rocky patch, with only one victory in their last five outings across all competitions. This victory, however, was a comprehensive 4-0 trouncing of Oriente Petrolero in the Copa Sudamericana. In contrast, their Primera Division performances have been less impressive, claiming just two points from the last three games, the latest being a 1-1 stalemate against a struggling Central Cordoba outfit.

Despite the recent struggles, Eduardo Dominguez’s men still find themselves in a healthy position in the league, a mere four points off the top three, backed by an impressive haul of 37 points from 22 games. Only River Plate have picked up more points over the past 15 games in the Primera Division, a statistic that should boost Estudiantes’ morale heading into the clash against Rosario Central.

Team News and Tactical Insights

In terms of squad news, Rosario will have to contend without the services of Walter Montoya, who is still recovering from an injury. This likely means more responsibility for Francis Mac Allister and Alan Rodriguez in midfield. Alejo Veliz, with two goals in his last four games, is set to lead the line, aided by Jaminton Campaz and Ignacio Malcorra.

Estudiantes’ attacking options will be somewhat hampered by the absence of Pablo Piatti, with Matias Godoy expected to take his place on the left flank. The experienced Mauro Boselli, supported by Benjamin Rollheiser, will shoulder the goal-scoring responsibilities. In midfield, the trio of Fernando Zuqui, Jorge Rodriguez, and Santiago Ascacibar will compensate for the loss of Gonzalo Pineiro.

Goals Galore

While both teams have been subpar in recent weeks, their close proximity in the league standings suggests a tight affair where we should potentially see several goals being scored. The first predictions is that there will be over 4.5 goals in this clash and this is based on several factors.

First and foremost, Rosario Central and Estudiantes have shown throughout this season that they can be potent in front of goal. Rosario, with their 30 goals, are the fourth highest scoring team in the division, whereas Estudiantes, while slightly less prolific, are capable of scoring goals when it matters, as evidenced by their 4-0 victory against Oriente Petrolero in the Copa Sudamericana.

However, the main reason for this prediction lies in Rosario Central’s porous defence. They have conceded the most goals amongst the top 11 teams in the division, which indicates that they are vulnerable at the back. Their backline struggles have contributed significantly to high scoring games throughout the season. On the flip side, Estudiantes have also had their defensive woes in recent games, so it would not be a surprise to see both teams concede.

Also, the stakes of this mid-table clash could lead to a more open and attacking game. Both teams will be looking to seize the opportunity to climb higher in the standings, which could lead to a more goal-laden encounter.

A Narrow Victory for Estudiantes

While both teams are experiencing a dip in form, Estudiantes seem to be slightly better off, having secured more points in the past 15 games than any other team in the division apart from River Plate. This form, coupled with the fact that they are only four points off the top three, suggests that they have the quality and resilience to grind out a result, even in challenging circumstances.

Estudiantes’ ability to score goals when it matters gives them the edge in what we expect to be a high scoring encounter. Rosario’s defence, which has been a significant weakness this season, could be exploited by the Estudiantes attack.

However, given that both teams are closely matched in the standings and have demonstrated goal scoring prowess, we expect Rosario to score as well. Hence, my suggestion is to place a small bet on the correct score of 3-2 for Estudiantes, highlighting an intense, high-scoring, and closely contested match.


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