Racing Club – Lanus Prediction (2018-02-16)

Racing Club – Lanus : Preview & Prediction

Racing and Lanus play at the Estadio Presidente Juan Domingo Peron, in a duel of the 16th round of the Argentine Championship. The history of direct matches played at this stadium favors the home team, who in the last 7 games won 3, drew 2 and lost 2. Indeed, in the last confrontation in this stadium, for the Argentine Championship on 12-03-2017, Racing won by (3-0). Racing goals were scored by L. Martínez (2 ‘), G. Bou (25’) and M. Acuña (53 ‘). In this match the house factor can play a decisive role, as Lanús has presented differences of performance in its games at home and as a visitor.
Racing Analysis
After 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in 12th place, having won 22 points. In the last match, he won Olympique by (1-2), after having won the home game in a match against Hurricane by (4-0). This is a team that is not affected by the home factor, that is, it has similar results at home and abroad, since in the last 30 matches it has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor, with 21 goals scored and 25 conceded, against 7 victories , 5 draws and 3 home defeats, with 26 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last 7 home games for the championship, Racing have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, having won 14 points out of 21. In their domestic league games the most frequent marker in the break was 0-0 (3 in 7 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In 15 games in this competition, only managed 2 turns on the scoreboard in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home games in all competitions there are 2 highlights: he scored 6 of his 17 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘) and 6 of his 17 between (31′-45′).

Racing sees in that match the chance to engage their third consecutive victory as host for the Argentine Championship, and thus to continue the good moment that lives in the competition, since accumulates only a defeat in its last five confrontations. In the last round, the team had more volume of game and showed a lot of consistency defensive, thus defeating Olympus outside the house after having left behind in the scoreboard. Looking at the numbers of the competition, it is possible to notice that the offensive sector has been the great asset of the team, since it is the third best of the championship. Playing at home, the club lost 7 of 21 points so far, and in that condition suffered only four goals. It is likely that the coach will set the team in the 4-1-3-2 or 4-4-2, with Donatti in the center.
Lanús Analysis
The visiting team is currently in 20th place with 18 points, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out to Godoy Cruz by (4-1). In the last match, he won at home to River Plate by (1-0). This is a stronger team when you play in your stadium, because in the last 30 games you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the championship, the Lanus won 7 points in 24 possible, after 2 wins, 1 tie and 5 losses in the last 8 games that he played as a visitor.

For this competition, you have not won any of the last 5 games outside of your stadium. In his league games as a visitor, the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (5 out of 8 matches). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to score goals, since 6 of his last 8 matches for the competition have finished with more than 2.5 goals. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard. There are 1 highlights in the last 20 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 7 of his 16 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).

Lanus enters the field for that game a little more relieved after having managed to win again for the Argentine Championship, thus stopping a fast that lasted eight games, when they suffered five defeats. In the last round, the team had little volume and finalized less than the opponent, but managed to take advantage of the few chances that had and so defeated River Plate in the home by the minimum score. Although he has not conceded in two of the last three clashes, the team’s defense remains the most leaked in the competition, alongside Temperley. His attack has also failed to perform satisfactorily, since it is the least that ends in the championship. The 4-3-3 has been the standard tactical scheme adopted by Coach Carboni, who will probably keep Silva as a reference in the attack.

Racing Club – Lanus : Betting Tips

Racing Club – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70