Argentinos Juniors will be looking to claim a fourth win in a row and extend their lead at the top of the Primera Division table, as they visit the Estadio Florencio Sola to take on Banfield on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the hosts will head into the contest aiming to get one over the visitors, having failed to win any of the last six encounters between the sides since 2015.
Banfield continue to struggle for form in the league this season, as they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat against Talleres when they sides squared off last Friday.
In an aggressive affair at the Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, midfielder Diego Valoyes scored the only goal goal of the game in the 17th minute to hand the hosts all three points.
Claudio Vivas’ side have now failed to claim three points in any of their last three league matches, picking up one point from a possible nine since defeating Boca Juniors 3-0 away from home on July 2.
Banfield will now face the challenge of an opposing side who they have failed to defeat in their last six attempts, managing one draw and losing five since claiming a 1-0 win back in 2015.
Argentinos Juniors mantained their impressive run of results on Wednesday when they picked up a 2-0 victory over Boca Juniors at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.
El Bicho have now won each of their last four league matches, scoring nine goals and conceding three since playing out a 1-1 draw with Arsenal Sarandi on June 27.
Gabriel Milito’s side have picked up six wins, one draw and lost two of their nine matches so far to collect 19 points and sit top of the league standings, above second-placed Atletico Tucuman only on goal difference, and aim to open the gap with a win on Tuesday.
Banfield vs Argentinos Juniors head to head
The two teams have previously met on 26 occasions, where Banfield have claimed six victories while Argentinos have won 11, and they have drawn in nine. Banfield have scored 30 goals and conceded 37 in the process. In their last five meetings, Argentinos have won four while they have drawn once.
Banfield 0-1 Argentinos Juniors 02/12/18
Argentinos Juniors 3-2 Banfield 17/08/19
Argentinos Juniors 1-1 Banfield 24/04/21
Argentinos Juniors 2-0 Banfield 14/08/21
Banfield 0-2 Argentinos Juniors 02/04/22
Banfield latest home form
Banfield have recently been on a relatively good run of form at home, having lost just one of their five most recent matches. They drew 1-1 with San Lorenzo in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored eight goals and conceded seven.
Banfield 2-1 Central Cordoba SdE 15/06/22
Banfield 1-1 Barracas Central 25/06/22
Banfield 2-3 Union 10/07/22
Banfield 2-1 Union 13/07/22
Banfield 1-1 San Lorenzo 17/07/22
Banfield latest away form
Banfield lost 1-0 to Talleres de Cordoba in their last away game in the league. However, they have recently been on a good run of form on the road, as they have been unbeaten in their previous five matches. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded two.
Santos 1-1 Banfield 25/05/22
Arsenal 0-0 Banfield 11/06/22
Tigre 0-1 Banfield 19/06/22
Boca Jnuiors 0-3 Banfield 02/07/22
Talleres de Cordoba 1-0 Banfield 22/07/22
Argentinos Juniors latest home form
Argentinos Juniors have recently been on a good run of form at home, having lost just one of their 10 most recent matches. They managed to defeat Boca Juniors 2-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored seven goals and conceded four.
Argentinos Juniors 2-1 Independiente 17/06/22
Argentinos Juniors 1-1 Arsenal 27/06/22
Argentinos Juniors 0-1 Defensa y Justicia 06/07/22
Argentinos Juniors 2-1 Tigre 12/07/22
Argentinos Juniors 2-0 Boca Juniors 20/07/22
Argentinos Juniors latest away form
Argentinos Juniors have recently been on an upturn in form on the road, having won each of their two most recent matches. They managed to defeat Barracas Central 3-1 in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored six goals and conceded five.
Tigre (P)1-1 Argentinos Juniors 15/05/22
Sarmiento 1-0 Argentinos Juniors 12/06/22
Newell’s Old Boys 1-0 Argentinos Juniors 21/06/22
Central Cordoba SdE 1-2 Argentinos Juniors 02/07/22
Barracas Central 1-3 Argentinos Juniors 16/07/22
Banfield will make do without the services of Mauricio Cuero, who has been out of action since last November due to an ACL injury.
Defender Alexis Maldonado is also out of contention for the hosts after picking up a knee injury in the game against Defensa y Justicia in March.
Argentinos Juniors news
Head coach Milito will be unable to call upon forward Gabriel Avalos, who was forced off with a muscle issue against Newell’s Old Boys on June 21.
Kevin Mac Allister is set to sit out his 10th consecutive game for the visitors, after coming off injured in June’s game against Aldosivi.
Prediction and Odds
Argentinos Juniors will fancy their chances of coming out on top of a struggling Banfield side who are winless in three straight league matches.
The visitors are also unbeaten in six straight encounters between the sides, and we are backing them to continue their dominance in this fixture by claiming victory here.
Odds: 1 2.32 X 2.10 2 1.82
Banfield 0-1 Argentinos Juniors
Banfield 0-2 Argentinos Juniors
Banfield 1-2 Argentinos Juniors
Banfield 1-3 Argentinos Juniors
Banfield 2-3 Argentinos Juniors