2019-20 Argentine Primera Division – Rosario Central vs Boca Juniors Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Rosario Central vs Boca Juniors kick off? Sunday 8th December, 2019 – 22:40 (UK)

Where is Rosario Central vs Boca Juniors being played? Estadio Gigante de Arroyito, Rosario

What TV channel is Rosario Central vs Boca Juniors on? Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports Premium

Where can I stream Rosario Central vs Boca Juniors? Fox Sports GO, Fanatiz International, bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Rosario Central vs Boca Juniors? Tickets have already sold out but they can also be purchased at the stadium before the match

THE TEAM NEWS

ROSARIO CENTRAL

  • Rosario Central are in eighth place of the league standings but tied with three other teams with 23 points. El Canalla are riding a good run of form of late though with a four-game undefeated streak following their 1-1 draw against Central Cordoba the last time out and previous three victories for that.
  • Fabian Rinaudo and Diego Zabala are both slated to return to the starting eleven ahead of this match based on reports from training though Nestor Ortigoza and Fernando Zampedri are dealing with injuries and both are set to miss this match.

Expected starting XI: Jeremías Ledesma; Nahuel Molina, Diego Novaretti, Miguel Barbieri, Emanuel Brítez; Diego Zabala, Fabián Rinaudo, Leonardo Gil; Ciro Rius, Sebastián Ribas, Lucas Gamba

BOCA JUNIORS

  • Boca Juniors played out a 1-1 home draw against co-leaders Argentinos Juniors last time out and remain at the top of the standings with 29 points, albeit they also are on a four-game undefeated streak thanks to two wins and two draws. Boca are the second-best team in the league playing on the road thanks to just one defeat in seven matches (W4, D2, L1).
  • Experienced centre-back Lisandro López suffered a sprain and he has been ruled out for this match while Ramón Ábila experienced problems during the most recent training session and he will be a game-time decision. Jan Hurtado would replace him if the former cannot start.

Expected starting XI: Esteban Andrada; Julio Buffarini, Paolo Goltz, Carlos Izquierdoz, Emmanuel Más; Nicolás Capaldo, Iván Marcone, Daniele De Rossi; Alexis MacAllister; Eduardo Salvio, Ramón Ábila (Jan Hurtado)

THE PREDICTION

Boca should be a team to watch when they play on the road thanks to their impressive record, but Rosario Central have looked decent at home as well since they have suffered just one defeat at El Gigante de Arroyito thus far (W3, D3, L1), have won two straight. That said, Boca Juniors are clearly the better side on paper, and they also own the league’s best defence since they have conceded just six goals in 15 league matches. Rosario have scored 22 times already, but it remains to be seen whether they can inflict damage to Boca’s stellar defensive unit. The game will probably be tight, but Boca have to be favoured here.

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