San Lorenzo to edge Newell’s Old Boys in low-scoring Argentina Liga Pro fixture

    Newell's Old Boys vs San Lorenzo - 20/03/2023

    San Lorenzo to edge Newell’s Old Boys in low-scoring Argentina Liga Pro fixture
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    The Argentina Liga Pro will move into the eighth round of play this weekend. On Monday night, San Lorenzo will visit Newell’s Old Boys at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa.

    San Lorenzo will begin round No 8 at the top of the Liga Pro table. The team picked up 16 points from the opening 21 points on offer. San Lorenzo are one point ahead of second-place River Plate and will likely kick off on Monday behind the Buenos Aires club in the standings.

    Newell’s Old Boys are in ninth place going into the round. The team took 11 points from the opening seven matches. The Liga Pro is a marathon season with 28 total teams.

    A lot can change week to week in the Liga Pro, which means Newell’s Old Boys cannot be counted out from making a title challenge.

    If there is a weakness in the early stages for San Lorenzo, it is playing on the road. San Lorenzo took four points from nine on offer on the road compared to 12 points from 12 points possible playing at home.

    The team scored three times and conceded three times on the road this season.

    Newell’s Old Boys started well playing at home at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa. The team took nine points from three games, scoring four goals and conceding zero times. San Lorenzo will have their work cut out for them on Monday evening.

    San Lorenzo are unbeaten in three straight matches versus Newell’s Old Boys. Two of those three matches ended as wins for San Lorenzo.

    Last season, the teams met twice with San Lorenzo winning away to Newell’s in the cup before returning to the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa for a nil-nil draw in the league.

    Newell’s manager Gabriel Heinze has five players receiving treatment ahead of the match. Midfielder Genaro Rossi has a muscle injury and will miss the game. Francisco Gonzalez and Marco Campagnaro are both ruled out with knee injuries.

    Joining them on the sidelines are midfielders Armando Mendez and Fabian Angel. Neither will be available until the end of the month.

    San Lorenzo manager Ruben Dario Insua will be without Andres Vombergar. In addition, midfielder Jeremias James will miss out with an ACL injury.

    San Lorenzo are unbeaten in three straight matches versus Newell’s. The Saints should pick up another win and continue their top-of-the-table form.

    Twenty-four of the 98 matches in the Liga Pro ahead of round No 8 finished with a 1-0 scoreline. San Lorenzo should pick up a narrow win, 1-0.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    0 - 1
    2.40 3.00 3.25 no no no
    1 - 0(0 - 0)
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