The Argentine First Division soccer calendar has marked Friday, February 10 as the start of matchday 3, and one of the matches that will be played that day is Central Cordoba vs Belgrano.
The home team is coming off a valuable away point against Boca Juniors, while the Celeste defeated River Plate at home. This means that Argentina’s two biggest teams had their weekend ruined!
Without further ado, at JefeBet we tell you about this matchday 3 clash of the Argentine First Division, as well as the predictions, the odds and the probable lineups for Central Cordoba vs Belgrano.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Central Cordoba vs Belgrano Argentine First Division Matchday 2 Game on February 10, 2023
- Where: Alfredo Terrera Stadium – Santiago del Estero, Argentina
- When: Friday, February 10, 2023, 7.30 PM E.T.
- Moneyline: Central Córdoba (+140) / Tie (+195) / Belgrano (+215)
- Asian Handicap: Central Córdoba (-0.25, -105) / Belgrano (+0.25, -140)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (+150) / Under (-220)
- Both teams score: Yes (+105) / No (-145)
Odds provided by DraftKings.
Central Cordoba Preview
Last Sunday was Central Cordoba‘s team last performance, in which the team drew 0-0 at La Bombonera against Boca Juniors. Indeed, the point that the team obtained from such a difficult stadium is undoubtedly worth three points.
Still, not everything is perfect, as the disappointment for Leonardo Madelón’s team has been to come close to winning the match, when Facundo Castelli was brought down in the area by the goalkeeper Sergio Romero, conceding a penalty that Chiquito, a former World Cup player, then saved.
Moreover, Central Córdoba played neatly and managed to prevent the team from La Ribera from attacking much, especially in the second half.
Probable lineup (4-4-2): Marcos Ledesma; Brian Blasi, Fabio Pereyra, Gustavo Canto and Marcelo Benítez; Ciro Rius, Enzo Kalinski, Mauro Pittón and Brian Farioli; Facundo Castelli and Lucas Gamba.
Who would have thought that the newly promoted team to the First Division would take 4 out of a possible 6 points, and against rivals such as Racing and River Plate? Well, just a few or almost no one! This was indeed a dreamy start for the team coached by Guillermo Farré, which is now in the upper part of the ranking.
Undoubtedly, this team has become like a ghostly shadow over River, since in 2011 it was Belgrano who sent the team to relegation for the first time in its history, in a two-legged promotion series that was not for the faint-hearted. Since then, perhaps still wounded by that episode, River has rarely been able to overcome it.
Belgrano’s virtues include order and maximum concentration during the 90 minutes, while also knowing how to strike when its opponents leave room for it.
Probable lineup (5-4-1): Nahuel Losada; Gabriel Compagnucci, Alejandro Rébola, Erik Godoy, Nicolás Meriano, Lucas Diarte; Ulises Sánchez, Santiago Longo, Ariel Rojas and Bruno Zapelli; and Pablo Vegetti.
The history between Central Córdoba and Belgrano shows that they only met once: it was in the 1971 National Championship, when Belgrano defeated them 4-1 in Córdoba.
This means that 42 years later they will meet again, and it will be a very even match. This Central Cordoba vs Belgrano clash will pit two neat teams that know how to defend themselves against each other, and although the home team always has the obligation to go out and get the three points, at JefeBet, we believe that the visiting team will get away with a win.
Prediction: Belgrano wins 1-0.