Velez Sarsfield vs. Talleres Match Analysis and Prediction

All-Argentinian Copa Libertadores contest will witness Valez Sarsfied take on Talleres this week at Estadio José Amalfitani in the first leg of their quarter-finals. Kickoffs schedules for August 4 03:30 EAT.

The hosts will seek to end a long winless run and take a lead into next week’s second leg. With just one win from 11 matches in the league’s second phase, Alexander Medina’s side will certainly struggle to replicate their fifth-place finish of last year, which secured entry into the Libertadores. Velez Sarsfield have been in awful form in the league as they languish in 25th position with just one win in their 11 league matches this season.

Vélez Sarsfield prepares for this meeting off the back of 1-1 Superliga stalemate versus Godoy Cruz in their last match. In that game, Vélez Sarsfield had 57% possession, six shots with one of them on target and a goal scored by Diego Godín (15′). Godoy Cruz got 15 shots with five of them on target and a goal by Pier Barrios (3′).

Meanwhile, Talleres sits just one place below Wednesday’s hosts on goal difference, near the bottom of the Primera Division standings, Talleres reached the quarter-finals for the first time in their century-long history by way of a 3-1 aggregate win over another Argentinian outfit, Colon, in the last 16. Talleres has only lost two of their last seven matches across all competitions with two wins and three draws.

Velez Sarsfield vs. Talleres head to head

Since 2003 these two sides have had 11 head to head encounters; Talleres claims four victories, Velez three victories while four other matched ended all square.

  • Talleres 1-1 Velez Sarsfield 0/11/21
  • Talleres 3-1 Velez Sarsfield 08/04/21
  • Talleres 0-1 Velez Sarsfield 13/03/21
  • Talleres 1-0 Velez Sarsfield 28/07/19
  • Talleres 1-1 Velez Sarsfield 22/09/18

Home

  • Godoy Cruz 1-1 Velez Sarsfield
  • Velez Sarsfield 1-1 Huracan
  • Lanus 2-2 Velez Sarsfield
  • Velez Sarsfield 2-2 River Plate
  • Colon Santa Fe 2-1 Velez Sarsfield

Away

  • San Lorenzo 1-1 Talleres Cordoba
  • Talleres Cordoba 1-0 Banfield
  • Boca Juniors 1-0 Talleres Cordoba
  • Talleres Cordoba 0-2 Barracas
  • Colon Santa Fe 0-2 Talleres Cordoba

Velez Sarsfield team news

 Lautaro Giannetti is the only absentee for the hosts, sidelined through injury.

Talleres team news

Michael Santos remains sidelined for the vistors through injury as well.

Prediction and odds

Both teams enter this game in pretty poor forms  however Velez Sarsfield will be keen to convert their draws into a victory in this match while Talleres will be looking to frustrate the home team and possibly grind out a draw.

  • Velez Sarsfield Win
  • Draw
  • Both teams to score

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