Independiente – Boca Juniors : Preview & Prediction
Independiente and Boca Juniors face each other at the Estadio Libertadores de América in a match of the 23rd round of the Argentine Championship. The record of recent direct confrontations favors the visiting team, who in the last 3 matches won 2 and drew 1. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-06-2017, ended with Boca Juniors’ win for (3-0 ). The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 5th and 1st of the overall standings, this is actually a confrontation between the 15th placed in home games and the 3rd as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 5th place with 39 points earned after 11 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost at home to San Lorenzo by (0-1). In the last match, he won out to the Talleres by (0-2). This is a team that normally achieves more positive results as a visitor than at home, having won 22 points, scoring 14 goals and conceding 5 and 17 points at the stadium with 11 goals scored and 10 goals conceded. For the championship, the Independiente conquered 14 points in 30 possible, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games that played in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (5 out of 11 matches). His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 22 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Independiente ended a series of 3 games without winning with a good triumph in the last round and now goes in search of 3 more points to try to enter the zone of classification to the next Copa Libertadores. The team is characterized by a great defensive system that has conceded only 15 goals and is the second less leaked among the 28 Superliga players, so much so that it has not conceded goals in 5 of the last 9 games, while the attack still needs to improve, since it has scored 25 goals and is only the twelfth best of the national, both who scored just 2 goals in the last 3 rounds. Playing at home, like Sunday’s clash, the Independiente has fallen from yield, comes from 2 consecutive defeats and the most worrying thing is that he did not score goals in these games, evidencing again that his attack must be more efficient, since it is the sixth team that less scored goals in the lead with only 11 goals scored in 11 games. For the confrontation with Boca Juniors, coach Ariel Holan will not be able to count on the defender Amorebieta by suspension.
Analysis of Boca Juniors
After 16 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses, the visiting team is in 1st place, having won 50 points. In the last match, he lost with Defensa y Justicia at home (1-2), after the previous match he won at home in a game against Talleres, for (2-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 30 points, against only 20 in their games as a visitor. The team arrives in this match after a draw with Palmeiras for (1-1). In the championship, Boca Juniors had 20 points in 30 chances, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 10 games they played as a visitor. The team has conceded goals in 7 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they have managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 8 of his last 10 matches in the competition finished with Less than 2.5 goals. In 22 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 2 periods in the last 10 games played as a visitor to this competition: scored 5 of his 13 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘); suffered 3 of his 6 goals between the minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Boca Juniors has been campaigning in the Argentine Championship where he has been leading several rounds, but comes from an amazing home defeat in his last game and wants to find his way back to at least keep the distance of 7 points he has for the second placed Godoy Cruz. The team is characterized by the excellent balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, having scored 45 goals, being the best attack of the national, and conceded only 15 goals, having the second defense less leaked next to its next opponent. Playing away from home, such as this Sunday’s match, Boca Juniors has dropped a bit of income in recent games, won only 2 of their last 5 matches, a number somewhat unsatisfactory for the team to have the second best campaign as a visitor, note that his last 6 games away from his domains had a maximum of 2 goals on the scoreboard.
Independiente – Boca Juniors : Betting Tips
Boca Juniors Prediction – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70