Arsenal Sarandi will play host to Rosario Central at the Estadio Julio Humberto Grondona in the round 10 of the Argentine Primera Division on Wednesday.
The fact that there is just one point and five places separating the teams in the bottom half of the league table makes the game a hard-fought and thrilling one.
Arsenal Sarandi had to settle for a share of the spoils for the second consecutive game as they came from behind to salvage a 1-1 draw against Racing Club at the Estadio Presidente Peron last Wednesday.
Despite covering less than 30% of the ball possession and being on the back foot for most of the contest, Facundo Kruspzky cancelled out Gonzalo Piovi’s 35th-minute opener to force the game to end level.
Arsenal Sarandi had previously seen their run of two consecutive victories come to an end as they played out a 1-1 draw at home against Platense on July 16.
Leonardo Madelon’s side are now unbeaten in each of their last eight matches, picking up two wins and six draws since their 2-1 defeat against Boca Juniors in their league opener on June 5.
Meanwhile, Carlos Tevez has turned the fortunes around positively and led Rosario Central clear off the bottom of the league table, after losing his opening two matches in charge.
Rosario Central picked up a second win from three matches last time out when they went against the odds to defeat Newell’s Old Boys 1-0 on home ground.
In the contest at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito. forward Alejo Veliz came up trumps as he scored the only goal of the game to hand the visitors their first defeat of the season.
The Canalla have claimed three wins and two draws from their nine matches so far this season, and are currently sitting 20th in the table.
Arsenal Sarandi vs Rosario Central head to head
The two teams have previously met on 27 occasions, where Arsenal have claimed 11 victories while Rosario have won 10, and they have drawn in six. Arsenal have scored 35 goals and conceded 42 in the process. In their last five meetings, Rosario have won three, Arsenal one with one draw.
Arsenal 4-0 Rosario Central 05/05/18
Rosario Central 3-1 Arsenal 02/03/20
Rosario Central 2-1 Arsenal 16/03/21
Rosario Central 4-0 Arsenal 25/08/21
Arsenal 1-1 Rosario Central 11/02/22
Arsenal Sarandi latest home form
Arsenal Sarandi have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their five most recent matches. They drew 1-1 with Platense in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded three.
Arsenal 2-0 Colon 01/05/22
Arsenal 0-0 Banfield 11/06/22
Arsenal 1-1 Talleres de Cordoba 19/06/22
Arsenal 2-1 Estudiantes 04/07/22
Arsenal 1-1 Platense 16/07/22
Arsenal Sarandi latest away form
Arsenal Sarandi have recently been on a relatively good run of form on the road, having been unbeaten in their four most recent matches. They drew 1-1 with Racing Club in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored seven goals and conceded seven.
Boca Juniors 2-1 Arsenal 06/06/22
San Lorenzo 3-3 Arsenal 14/06/22
Argentinos Juniors 1-1 Arsenal 27/06/22
Patronato 0-1 Arsenal 09/07/22
Racing Club 1-1 Arsenal 20/07/22
Rosario Central latest home form
Rosario Central have recently been on a good run of form at home, having lost just one of their nine most recent matches. They defeated Newell’s Old Boys 1-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored three goals and conceded just one.
Rosario Central 0-0 Lanus 07/06/22
Rosario Central 1-0 Godoy Cruz 17/06/22
Rosario Central 0-1 Gimnasia La Plata 25/06/22
Rosario Central 1-0 Sarmiento 09/07/22
Rosario Central 1-0 Newell’s Old Boys 21/07/22
Rosario Central latest away form
Rosario Central have recently been on a poor run of form on the road, having failed to win any of their eight most recent matches. They drew 0-0 with Independiente in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored two goals and conceded eight.
Huracan 2-1 Rosario Central 03/05/22
Huracan 2-0 Rosario Central 11/06/22
Velez Sarsfield 2-0 Rosario Central 21/06/22
Aldosivi 2-1 Rosario Central 05/07/22
Independiente 0-0 Rosario Central 16/07/22
Arsenal Sarandi news
Arsenal Sarandi will make do without the services of forward Brian Sanchez, who picked up an injury in the game against Barracas Central in April.
He is joined on the injury table by Joaquin Pombo, while Lucas Brochero is set to sit out his third consecutive match through a foot problem.
Rosario Central news
Rosario Central head coach Tevez will be unable to call upon striker Luca Martinez, who has been sidelined since February due to a cruciate ligament injury.
The visitors will also make do without defender Juan Komar and Francesco Lo Celso, who are currently recuperating from knee and ACL injuries respectively.
Prediction and Odds
Rosario Central have gotten back on track in recent weeks and will be looking to make it five successive matches without defeat against the hosts.
However, they have struggled for results on their travels and considering past results between the sides, we predict a share of the spoils in this contest.
Odds: 1 2.26 X 2.00 2 2.20
Arsenal 0-0 Rosario Central
Arsenal 1-1 Rosario Central
Arsenal 2-2 Rosario Central
Arsenal 0-1 Rosario Central
Arsenal 0-2 Rosario Central