Sundays of soccer are sacred in Argentina, and the next one will have several important matches for the start of the Argentine First Division. One of those matches will be the clash between Instituto vs Sarmiento, which will take place in Alta Córdoba.
The home team returns to the First Division after several years, and its objective is to achieve the permanence in the category. Meanwhile, the Verde will seek to repeat the historic 2022 campaign it had, which put distance between the team and the relegation zone.
Without further ado, at JefeBet we tell you how both teams arrive to the clash for Matchday 1 of the Argentine First Division, as well as the predictions, odds and probable lineups for Instituto vs Sarmiento.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Instituto vs Sarmiento Argentine First Division Matchday 1 Game on January 29, 2023
- Where: Estadio Monumental Alta Cordoba – Cordoba, Argentina
- When: Sunday, January 29, 2023, 7.15 PM E.T.
- Moneyline: Instituto (+125) / Tie (+200) / Sarmiento (+235)
- Asian Handicap: Instituto (-0.5, +115) / Sarmiento (+0.5, -175)
- Over/Under (2.5): Over (+145) / Under (-210)
- Both teams score: Yes (+100) / No (-140)
Odds provided by DraftKings.
Instituto added 14 reinforcements during the summer break, a period during which it played friendly matches against Godoy Cruz of Mendoza (1-0 win and 0-0 draw), Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (0-0 and 1-3 loss), Central Córdoba of Santiago del Estero (2-0 and 0-0), Emelec of Ecuador (0-0 and 0-1) and Colón of Santa Fé (0-3).
Lucas Bovaglio’s goal is to keep “La Gloria” in its first season back in the top flight after many years. The team’s last loss against Colón, at the Mario Alberto Kempes stadium, is undoubtedly an important warning about what needs to be solved if the team wants to achieve its goal.
Probable lineup (4-4-2): Jorge Carranza; Juan José Franco, Leonel Mosevich, Fernando Alarcón, Sebastián Corda; Gabriel Graciani, Roberto Bochi, Gastón Lodico, Franco Watson; Adrián Martínez, Axel Rodríguez.
Sarmiento de Junín’s board of directors has added seven reinforcements to the team led by Israel Damonte. The team’s preseason included friendly matches against Flandria (2-0 and 2-1 wins), Huracán (2-2 and detonated 0-1), Montevideo City Torque of Uruguay (both matches 0-0) and Newell’s Old Boys of Rosario, whom it defeated 2-1.
Moreover, 2022 was a great year for Sarmiento, a team that started at the bottom of the relegation zone and managed to achieve the goal of staying in the Professional League three matchdays before the end. Although the team came close to qualifying for an international cup, in Junín they are not foolish, and for this year Sarmiento aspires to stay in the First Division and achieve a little more. Whatever comes will be a plus.
Probable lineup (4-4-2): Sebastián Meza; Gonzalo Bettini, Emanuel Hernández, Santiago Morales, Gabriel Díaz; Sergio Quiroga, Emiliano Méndez, José Mauri, Federico Paradela; Lisandro López, Javier Toledo.
These are two teams that need to start off on the right foot to be able to dream about staying in the category, so they need to win the three points from this Instituto vs Sarmiento clash. The experience of Lisandro López is fundamental to the Junín team, which is maintaining the foundations of its historic 2022 campaign.
Because of this, at JefeBet, we believe that the match will end in a draw in Córdoba, which will be taken as a win by Sarmiento.
Prediction: Instituto and Sarmiento de Junín draw 1-1.