Tigre will come into this game with a full compliment of players. That means that Lombardi will name what he believes to be his strongest 11 for this game. The biggest talking point for Tigre is the return of D. Stracqualursi. Last time he was at the club, he was lethal scoring 21 goals in the 2010 season. It is likely G. Bojanich will make his debut, as will M. Caire. Tigre come into the game facing a -0.25 handicap. Vélez could be a tricky opposition for Tigre and will give them a hard game, this could be a tight affair. If Tigre score an early goal, this will become more realistic to overcome as Vélez’s inexperience may mean they struggle to come back from a deficit. Looking at Tigre’s porous defense last season, the 2.25 line will most likely have to be beaten if Tigre are to claim a victory from this game. Offensively Tigre were good last season, and new manager Lombardi likes to attack. It is likely that Vélez will get a chance or two at some point in the game.
Vélez have just one injury concern as backup forward G. Bergessio looks set to miss the game through injury. De Felippe has said that the same 11 players that started the friendly at Rosario will play, meaning J. Cristaldo will start on the bench and will be replaced by M. Romero. Vélez come into this game with a +0.25 handicap. They struggled to keep clean sheets last season and were fairly poor defensively meaning they will most likely need to score to have any chance of beating the handicap. Tigre are good going forward and will fancy their chances of scoring against this inexperienced Vélez Vélez have lost their main source of goals from last season in Pavone, and it looks as though they will start M. Romero up front. Vélez quite often were involved in games where they both scored and conceded last season, so if they push to win the match, the 2.25 line could well be beaten.
Prediction: Over 2.25 goals
Odds: 2.00 SBOBET