Boca Juniors will visit Banfield this Sunday, which is last and it is one of the two teams that has not yet won in the Professional Leaguein a match valid for the seventh date.
The team led by Hugo Ibarra has 11 points and before that he had been crowned champion of the Argentine Super Cup after beating Patronato 3-0 in Santiago del Estero, with three goals from Darío Benedetto.
In Boca, DT xeneize tested various schemes during the week and there was speculation about the return to midfield of Ezequiel “Equi” Fernández, after the expulsion he suffered in the previous game in the victory against Vélez in Liniers. However, Ibarra will maintain the 4-3-3 scheme, with three net forwards.
Banfield is the opposite with just 3 points, the same as Colón, and a last position that worries and shakes the cycle of coach Javier Sanguinetti, taking into account that this year the two teams with the worst average and the one that comes last in the accumulated general table will go down.
El Taladro will try to win the midfield -a sector in which Boca is at an inferiority because the only one who scores is Alan Varela- and to complicate in the plays with stopped ball with the Uruguayan specialist Brahian Alemán, still very far from the level that he exhibited last year in Gimnasia La Plata.
The match will be played this Sunday from 9:30 p.m. (TV: TNT Sports) at the Florencio Sola stadium.
River receives Tomba
River Plate will face each other from 7:15 p.m. (TV: ESPN Premium) to Godoy Cruzin search of recovery before his public in the Monumental stadiumwhere he still could not deliver a convincing performance in the technical era of Martín Demichelis.
River comes from two consecutive victories: one against Lanús in La Fortaleza for the Professional League and another against Racing de Córdoba, of the First National, in their debut corresponding to the Argentine Cup.
However, In his previous presentation in Núñez, the Millionaire was surprised with a defeat against Arsenalthe team with the worst record of points in the last two years, occupying the last position in the table of averages.
In any case, the campaign of Marcelo Gallardo’s successor is so far good in numbers, since the team added 12 points in the first six rounds.
Godoy Cruz occupies the middle of the table with 9 points, product of three draws and three losses. In their match last Monday, Diego Flores’s team beat Racing 2-1 at home (2-1) and ended a streak of three rounds without scoring.
The Tomba clings to a favorable recent statistic, which marks an eight-year-old undefeated at the Monumental stadium. His last loss (1-0) there was on March 22, 2015.
Sarmiento visits the Academy
In the midst of the heat wave that hits the AMBA, Racing Club will seek to rediscover the victory from 5:00 p.m. (TV: TNT Sports) when you receive in Avellaneda to Sarmiento de Junín, who fights for the permanencewithin the framework of the seventh date.
The team led by Fernando Gago will have the return of one of its greatest figures as Matias Rojas. In addition, Jonathan Galván is emerging as the first central defender in place of the injured Leonardo Sigali, who injured his right knee.
For his part, sarmientoafter being left out in the week of the Argentine Cup against the substitutes of Chaco For Ever, will present the same names as the previous date, when for the domestic tournament he thrashed Rosario Central 4-1 in Junín.
Domínguez debuts as DT Pincha
Estudiantes de La Plata -who will debut as DT Eduardo Domínguez, replacing Abel Balbo- will receive from 7:15 p.m. (TV: TNT Sports) to Hurricanewhich will present an alternative formation because next week it will define its future in the Copa Libertadores.
Pincha has just 5 points in the championshipwith a bad campaign that determined the departure of Balbo and his immediate replacement by Dominguezwho He was not directing after his last stint at Independiente.
Hurricane, a very good campaign with 12 points and undefeated, he will give priority to next week’s match in Peru, against Sporting Cristal, in which will define if it advances to the group stage of the Libertadores or will play the Copa Sudamericana, after having equalized without goals in the first leg at Parque Patricios.
A Tatengue in Arroyito
Central Rosarywho comes from being thrashed in Junín by Sarmiento, He will seek to recover from 9:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN Premium) at the Gigante de Arroyito stadium against Unión de Santa Fe, for the seventh date of the Professional League.
With DT Miguel Angel Russo in charge, Rosario Central won the three games they played at home (against Argentinos, Arsenal and Godoy Cruz) and is a favorite against Unión, which just added its first victory last date in Santa Fe against Estudiantes de La Plata to end a series of nine games without adding the three points, three from previous tournament.
The members of Central exhausted the 22,000 popular tickets that the club reserves for them in less than 12 hours, which is why the team will have the support of more than 40 thousand fans in Gigante de Arroyito.