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Newells Old Boys vs Rosario Central Predictions

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  • Estadio Marcelo Bielsa
Newells Old Boys
Rosario Central

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Tip Reasoning

Sunday’s Superliga Argentina derby action sees arch rivals Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central doing battle. The hosts will be looking to secure bragging rights in front of their own fans.

Buoyed by the return of legendary midfielder Maxi Rodriguez, Newell’s have made a promising start to 2019, first giving reigning champions Boca a run for their money in a 1-1 draw, prior to claiming a solid point away to Union de Santa Fe last weekend. Nonetheless, the two points collected have done little to improve La Lepra’s current 15th place standing in the Superliga and there’s no match they’d love to win more than Sunday’s.

Indeed, this is a fixture Newell’s have not fared well in over recent years and having lost their last 3 matches against Central, those taking to the pitch do so itching for revenge. Typically strong at home, evidenced by the fact they’re currently unbeaten in 6 matches at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, 4 of which wins, Newell’s will certainly be confident in sending their fans home happy.

Meanwhile, Central have made a far less promising start to the year, losing 2-1 away at Huracan, prior to being held 0-0 at home by Aldosivi last weekend in a blunt showing. Sitting below Newell’s in 17th, it’s not been a good campaign for Los Canallas and defeat on Sunday would really pile pressure on the team.

That’s a particular worry because on the basis of what they’ve produced on the road so far this season, Central’s prospects looks pretty bleak heading into the clash. Edgardo Bauza’s men have offered very little resistance on enemy territory throughout the campaign and have now not won in 7 matches on the road, as well as losing each of their last 4 trips.

Ultimately, there can be no doubting that Newell’s come into one of Argentina’s biggest grudge matches as the favourites to win it. They’re in higher spirits, have home advantage and have made a far more encouraging start to the year than a Central outfit that is outright terrible on their travels.

As such, backing a home win looks a smart way to play as far as the betting goes and we’re more than happy to back Newell’s claiming all 3 points. They’ve conceded just once in their last 6 home matches and we think they’ll keep another clean sheet here to provide the basis for a narrow 1-0 margin of victory.

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