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  1. Atlanta United vs Columbus Crew Despite winning 3-2 against Charleston in the US Open Cup in mid-week, Coach Gerardo Martino was unhappy because the team made a lot of errors against a supposedly weaker opposition. Notably, the defence lost individual battles and conceded goals from set-pieces (they also gave up three goals on set-pieces in the loss to Vancouver three weeks earlier). Martino was forced to make wholesale changes in the backline, plus accommodating another injury in midfield. The game plan was therefore disrupted as three key players went 90 minutes ie strikers Miguel Almiron and Joseph Martinez, plus central midfielder Jeff Larentowicz – all required for this weekend’s game against Columbus. The regular backline will return and Larentowicz will start in central midfield; but it is doubtful whether the front pair of Almiron and Martinez will both start after their mid-week exertions. The team needs the three points to maintain their play-off hopes, and has also generated momentum when playing at home. But Coach Martino could likely go for a more cautious approach this time, especially given the tough fixture schedule over the coming weeks. Since their 5-0 pasting away to Toronto at the end of May, Columbus Coach Gregg Berhalter has focused on improving the team’s defensive strength away from home. In this particular game, Berhalter’s team will be keen to block Atlanta’s penchant to score in the opening 15 minutes, while improving their own defensive transition. Under 2.5 goals.
  2. Banfield vs Rosario Central Hosts have displayed orderly and astonishingly reliable performance this season. They are currently in third spot with 51 points, just one point behind River Plate and five points behind table-leaders Boca Juniors; and in line for a spot in next year’s Copa Libertadores, with just three rounds to go! Banfield have been very consistent at home: 10 wins, two draws and just one defeat (against leaders Boca); and come into this game having won all the last five home fixtures. Coach Julio Cesar Falcioni prefers a closed game, counter-attacking through fast transitions through the middle. Rosario Central seeks to hold down the last spot for next year’s Copa Sudamericana, in a crowded portion of the table. However, Defensa’s home defeat yesterday (1-2 against Independiente) has provided a reprieve for Rosario Central: a draw in today’s game would cement the coveted spot as the remaining rivals (Defensa and Talleres) have to win their remaining two games with large goal difference. Nevertheless, Coach Paolo Montero comes into this game with doubts in the offensive sector – which has stuttered in the last two fixtures (both ended 0-0). Key striker Marco Ruben is out for the season (knee operation). Strike-partner Teofilo Gutierez played 45 minutes in Colombia’s friendly against Cameroon in Spain and returned on Wednesday, requiring physical assessment prior to this game. Without his reference target-man and with a struggling offensive, Coach Montero’s primary objective was to tactically adapt to the circumstances – through a re-organized defence to allow for fluid attack via the wings. Both coaches’ primary objective is to hold on to their current positions in the league table. With chasing pack breathing down their necks, the hosts have no option but to take the initiative; against a Rosario side with a stuttering attack at the moment while avoiding defeat will also fit its objective. Under 2.5 goals.
  3. Nautico vs Parana Nautico started the championship in the midst of a financial crisis, with key players leaving and the club unable to make quality replacements. Even experienced ‘fire-fighter’ Coach Waldemar Lemos admitted that he had never been in this situation before and called for patience before the team can exhibit good performance. The team is firmly at the bottom of the table; with two draws and four losses. They come from a 4-2 thrashing away to Internacional. Nevertheless, the team is showing evolution, particularly in attack. Though visiting Parana has had inconsistent results lately (team comes from a draw away and a defeat at home), Coach Cristian Souza seems to be making progress towards his preferred starting team. But he is yet to find the ideal tactical formation. In the latest 1-0 home defeat against Guarani, he changed from 4-1-4-1 to 4-4-2 but his team was not competitive and, instead, displayed collective disorganization that further irritated the fans. The team started poorly and particularly lacked creativity. Already one position above the relegation zone and under pressure, Coach Souza promised to ‘re-balance’ his team while the players seek immediate improvement in competitiveness. Parana is also mourning it’s player Jonas Pessalli, who died in a car accident on Monday morning. Thus, offensively-improving hosts meet a wounded visiting side intent on an immediate reaction. BTTS and Over 2.5 goals. Bet Won: Nautico 1-2 Parana
  4. Chapecoense vs Gremio This game was postponed from Wednesday to Thursday due to bad weather conditions in Santa Catarina; as both teams could not land at the local Chapeco airport. Both teams had to resort to a 7-hour bus journey from Porto Alegre to Chapeco; with Chapecoense arriving on Tuesday afternoon while Gremio arrived a day later (after initially refusing the bus journey and requesting for a postponement of the match). Chapecoense will go to the top of the table with a win in this match, following their weekend 2-0 away win over Cruzeiro. Central defender Luis Otavio returns from suspension. But Gremio is just a point behind. They are coming from a 2-0 home win over Vasco da Gama at the weekend and enter this game with confidence, after a sequence of good performances in the season so far. But team will miss central defender Pedro Geromel (affected by flu). Both teams are recovering from the weekend games as well as the unexpected bus travel. Hosts are yet to concede a goal at home, while visitors’ Coach Renato Gaucho is also likely to opt for a more defensive line-up. Another element is that strong rain is forecast on Thursday, which should make the grass field heavier for both teams. Draw and Under 2.5 goals.
  5. Coritiba vs Palmeiras Hosts have had a great start to the championship with 9 points in four games, just one point less than the leading teams. They come into this game motivated after winning the local derby against Atletico PR (1-0); in a balanced game but Coritiba proved more efficient and won through a headed goal by defender Marcio. Coach Pachequinho will have the same starting eleven available. Palmeiras has had a slow start to the new season, currently in 13th place with 4 points. Notably, they have lost their first two games away from home, and are yet to score a goal away. This is their third away game but it comes up against a team with a bit of momentum. Further, and ominously, Palmeiras has not won in the Couto Pereira stadium in Curitiba for 28 years! Most worrying, Palmeiras will have a weakened central defence due to absence of both Edu Dracena and Yerry Mina; who will be replaced with previously untested duo of Juninho and Antonio Carlos. The hosts are motivated and efficient in defence (conceded just two goals so far). The visitors have started the season with poor away performances and are seeking a reaction but are hobbled by an improvised central defence; Coach Cuca is therefore likely to adopt a more defensive game to avoid another away loss. Under 1.5 goals. Bet won: Coritiba 1-0 Palmeiras
  6. Londrina vs Parana Hosts come from a 1-0 loss away to Ceara, where they were well-organized and only conceded a last-minute goal. Thus, team lost three places and approaches the relegation zone; therefore must respond and not lose to a state rival, to avoid pressure so early in the championship. Londrina has so far shown a defensive system that is still insecure; already conceding 6 goals in 4 games, which gives an average of 1.5 goals per game. Coach Claudio Tencati gets back key striker Jonatas Belusso (3 goals) from suspension. Parana’s new Coach Cristian Souza inherited a team with defensive efficiency but lacking an effective attack; and he set out to solve the team’s attacking problem. Parana comes into this game fresher, as it did not play over the weekend. But they were ejected from the Brazil Cup after losing 2-0 away to Atletico MG in mid-week, a game in which Parana displayed a new commitment to attack – despite facing a clearly superior team. But they lost first-choice goalkeeper Leo to injury in that game, though they have since signed a new keeper as well as a new striking addition – Rafhael Lucas. Hosts with a leaky defence face a fresher and more offensively committed visiting team. Away win. America MG vs Ceara Hosts come from a 0-2 loss at home to table-leaders Paysandu, thus losing their unbeaten run. Team played well and created chances in first half, failed to convert but then conceded a counter-attack goal in 44-minute, which changed the game. In second half, team showed more anxiety, laboured to breach the opponents’ defence and had little creativity, before conceding another counter-attack goal in 76-minute. Coach Enderson Moreira expects a response and greater concentration from his team in this game against Ceara. Ceara comes from a home win 1-0 against Londrina, but required a goal in 89-minute! Team climbed to 5th spot with 7 points; now with momentum after two wins in a row. But team faces two away games (America MG & Brasil Pelotas), with marathon travel complications involving total flight time of 11hours and 20 minutes plus another 6 hours and 55 minutes by bus. Team will face travel exhaustion, with less time for resting and training. Experienced Coach Givanildo Oliveira is likely to go for a cohesive and pragmatic team selection. Under 1.5 goals. CRB vs Brasil Pelotas Hosts are still enjoying the momentum of winning the Alagoan state championship. Despite limited investment, the team has two experienced strikers in Neto Baiano and Ze Carlos. CRB’s strength lies in playing at home (King Pele stadium), where they display a dominant, confident but patient style. They already won their first two home games, against Ceara and the fancied Santa Cruz. They are coming from their first defeat in the championship; a 2-0 loss away to Oeste over the weekend. Striker Neto Baiano got his third yellow card and will be suspended for this game, though another striker Mailyson returns to the team. The visitors have been improving with every round of the championship and they come from their first victory over the weekend, 2-0 at home to bottom club Nautico. Home team is seeking immediate recovery in this game, with Coach Leo Conde preaching defensive concentration throughout the game. Visiting Coach Rogerio Zimmermann has had a consistent team that is strong and combative in defence. Under 2.5 goals. Results: Londrina 1-1 Parana America 1-0 Ceara CRB 0-1 B Pelotas
  7. Quilmes vs Patronato Both teams are battling relegation, though Patronato have a slightly better chance with a better calculated average than the hosts. And after this game, Quilmes’ next two opponents will also be relegation strugglists ie Atletico Rafaela (away) and Arsenal Sarandi (home). In this situation, the hosts would be expected to take the initiative in this match, but their biggest problem is the lack of creative ability; scoring only one goal and conceding five in the last five league matches. Indeed their best player in recent matches has been the goalkeeper Cesar Rigamonti, who has almost single-handedly kept the team’s hopes through incredible saves. As a team, they have generally lacked the individual quality to play against most of the teams in the Primera division; the players do put in effort but it is not enough. They also face another problem at home - the fans tend to convey more anxiety towards the team. The visitors themselves have gone 11 league games without a win; 6 draws and 5 defeats. They similarly struggle for goals, scoring three and conceding 8 in the last five games. However, they have been very tight defensively when playing away, gaining 4 draws and conceding only 3 goals in their last five away matches. Hosts have no other option but to win and are expected to take the initiative in a 3-4-3 formation. But defeat would equally complicate the plight of the visitors, whose critical objective in this match is to avoid losing. The visitors will keep faith in their 4-1-4-1 away formation to nullify their opponents while waiting for any opportunity to counter-attack. Draw and Under 2.5 goals. Bet Lost: Quilmes 0-1 Patronato
  8. Colorado vs Columbus Colorado won ugly in last week’s 1-0 home win against Sporting Kansas and seek to consolidate their improving home form, in their effort to get off the bottom of the Western conference table. But they will miss Goalkeeper Tim Howard (on national team duty) and centre-back Bobby Burling (suspended). Fitness issues and unavailability of defensive options has raised doubts about the composition of the back four, for this match. Whatever the make-up of the team, Coach Pablo Mastroeni's game plan is likely to remain a relentless defence. In their most recent away game, last Saturday, Columbus were thrashed 5-0 by Toronto; in an embarrassing display of their key weakness - they do leave themselves exposed on the counter. But they come into this game with resilience and morale, after Wednesday’s convincing 3-0 home win over Seattle. Hosts' recent home upturn in performance is based on tight defence; while the visitors will be keen to avoid a repeat of their abject defending in their last away game in Toronto. Draw and Under 2.5 goals. Bet Lost: Colorado 2-1 Columbus
  9. Sarmiento vs Defensa Hosts come from a 4-2 thrashing away to San Martin; thus firmly rooted to the bottom of both the league table as well as the table of averages, and on the verge of relegation. The team needs a miracle to survive: it has not won in the last ten matches (three draws and seven losses), and has conceded ten goals in the last three games. For this game, Coach Fernando ‘Tete’ Quiroz (the fourth coach of the team this season) will miss injured defenders Alexis Niz and Francisco Dutari, while winger Adrian Scifo is suspended. And in a sign that the club is already planning for life outside the top division, Coach Quiroz intends to field a team full of youths against Defensa. The visitors, on the other hand, are on a momentum: with two draws and six wins in the last eight matches, and has not conceded a goal in the last seven games. They are 13th in the table and arrive for this match after a 1-0 home win against Tigre; and with the ambition of further climbing the table to classify for the next edition of the Copa Sudamericana. Hosts are in poor form and appear to have lost the fight for survival; while the visitors are on form and are motivated to get the three points. Away win. Bet Lost: Sarmiento 1-0 Defensa
  10. Friday 2 June 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Club Atlético Sarmiento v Defensa y Justicia (23:00 BST) 6.7 4.15 1.63 100.37 % Saturday 3 June 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Godoy Cruz v Atlético de Rafaela (01:15 BST) 2.16 3.48 3.85 101.01 % Tigre v Vélez Sársfield (18:00 BST) 2.44 3.2 3.35 102.08 % Temperley v Talleres de Córdoba (20:15 BST) 12 4.75 2.31 72.68 % Rosario Central v Colon de Santa Fe (21:15 BST) 1.77 3.62 5.4 102.64 % Unión de Santa Fe v Newell's Old Boys (23:30 BST) 3 3.08 2.75 102.16 % Sunday 4 June 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Lanus v Estudiantes de La Plata (00:00 BST) 2.35 3.18 3.5 102.57 % San Lorenzo v River Plate (18:00 BST) 2.89 3.25 2.69 102.55 % Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata v Banfield (20:00 BST) 2.81 3.22 2.78 102.61 % Belgrano v Arsenal de Sarandi (20:15 BST) 1.95 3.35 4.75 102.19 % Olimpo v CA Huracan (21:00 BST) 2.2 3.2 3.96 101.96 % Atlético Tucumán v San Martin-San Juan (22:30 BST) 2.03 3.3 4.3 102.82 % Boca Juniors v Independiente (23:00 BST) 2.11 3.26 4.1 102.46 % Monday 5 June 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Quilmes AC v Patronato (23:00 BST) 2.38 3.05 3.6 102.58 % Tuesday 6 June 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Racing Club v Aldosivi (01:15 BST) 1.5 4 6.5 107.05 %
  11. Brasil Pelotas vs Nautico Hosts have not had a win yet (two draws and one loss) in the three rounds so far played. Therefore, they have an opportunity to get their first three points and to rise in the table. Coach Rogerio Zimmermann will make two modifications for this match – both in the defensive sector ie central defender Evaldo replaces Teco who was red-carded in the last match away to Goias, while Wender takes the place of right-back Eder Sciola who performed poorly in the same game. However, newly-acquired center-forward Lincom will finally be available, though he will start on the bench. Coach Zimmermann believes his team has been steadily evolving since the defeat in the first game of the championship. The visitors, Nautico, have started the champioship facing a financial crisis, with unpaid player wages and some players refusing to play. The team stated with one draw followed by two consecutive defeats. It is also the only team yet to score in the competition. The options for Coach Waldemar Lemos were restricted with the departure of three key players: left-back Giovanni as well as attacking midfielders Marco Antonio and Dudu. This was worsened by the injury of young striker Erick, while experienced striker Anselmo and midfielder Maylson are unwilling to play while still re-negotiating their contracts. For this match, Lemos will repeat the team that lost the last game 2-0 away to Ceara; except for newly-hired right-winger Jeanderson who replaces Manoel, and new striker Geronimo who may get his first start. Hosts are steadily improving and are more likely to get their first win. The visitors are still in crisis, especially lacking upfront and are more likely to adopt a defensive stance. Home win and Under 2.5 goals. Bet Won: B Pelotas 2-0 Nautico
  12. River Plate vs Rosario Central Boca Juniors’ unexpected 1-1 draw, away to Huracan yesterday, has suddenly swung the title momentum towards River Plate; which can climb to the top of the table if they beat Rosario today and also win their game in hand on Wednesday away to Atletico Tucuman. The hosts come from a 1-2 home loss to Colombia’s Independiente Medellin on Thursday, in the Copa Libertadores. Despite the fact that River had already qualified for the last 16 and Coach Marcello left seven regulars out of the starting eleven, the loss was still embarrassing as the club was celebrating its 116th birthday. Coach Gallardo is keen for his team to recover from that mishap and, particularly, to address the team’s lack of concentration in leaving behind spaces for their opponents to capitalize on. Gallardo will repeat the team that won 3-1 away against Boca Juniors and also beat Gimnazia LP 0-3 away on Tuesday. The visitors, Rosario Central, have a very poor record against the hosts; just five draws and 11 defeats from all their visits in the last two decades, with more recent history indicating three consecutive defeats! But they have been on good form recently; 8 wins, one draw and only one loss in the last ten league games. And they come from a 4-1 home thrashing of Racing. Uruguayan Coach Paolo Montero will make only one change in the team that defeated Racing; Jose Leguizamon will enter for the suspended Paulo Ferrari. Hosts have no option but to seek a win after Boca’s unexpected slip yesterday. Home win and Under 2.5 goals. Bet Lost: River Plate 0-0 Rosario Central
  13. Atletico Tucuman vs Banfield Hosts have had adverse results recently in the league, attributed to loss of concentration and failure to close out games towards the end. The latest is a 1-0 loss away to Rafaela, in which defender Bruno Bianchi was expelled. However, the last three league games were away and now the team returns to its home. Despite having a Copa Libertadores match next week (away to Palmeiras in Brazil), Coach Pablo Lavallen has his full attention on this league match. However, the offensive sector is hampered by the absence of their top-scorer Fernando Zampedri (knee injury and is out for the rest of the season) as well as Cristian Menendez (who has returned from injury but not ready for this game). Banfield comes from four consecutive wins and is in fifth spot in the table, in line for a place in next year’s Copa Libertadores. The latest game was a 1-0 derby win against Lanus. Coach Julio Cesar Falcioni, whose squad is largely composed of players developed through the club’s academy, prefers a closed and high tension game; with counter-attack ability using very fast transitions from the middle to the offensive. For this game, they will miss defender Carlos Mathieu (expelled in the last match) as well as attacking midfielder Emanuel Cecchini. Host Coach Pablo Lavallen has equally adapted his tactics; plotting a closed game with an offensive midfield but seeking to cut out the recent lapses of concentration towards the end. Under 1.5 goals. Bet Lost: Atletico Tucuman 3-0 Banfield
  14. Saturday 20 May 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Atlético Tucumán v Banfield (01:15 BST) 2.8 3.3 2.99 99.46 % Belgrano v Patronato (18:00 BST) 2.06 3.4 4.65 99.46 % Lanus v Atlético de Rafaela (20:15 BST) 2.26 3.28 3.6 102.51 % Club Atlético Sarmiento v Talleres de Córdoba (21:15 BST) 3.5 3.2 2.33 102.74 % Boca Juniors v Newell's Old Boys (22:00 BST) 1.68 3.9 6.2 101.29 % Tigre v San Martin-San Juan (23:30 BST) 1.95 3.4 4.75 101.75 % Sunday 21 May 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Independiente v CA Huracan (00:00 BST) 1.58 4.05 7.6 101.14 % Unión de Santa Fe v Arsenal de Sarandi (00:00 BST) 1.85 3.56 5.2 101.37 % Godoy Cruz v Vélez Sársfield (19:00 BST) 2.29 3.25 3.65 101.83 % San Lorenzo v Aldosivi (20:15 BST) 1.52 4.1 8.1 102.53 % Temperley v Colon de Santa Fe (21:00 BST) 3.02 3.2 2.62 102.53 % Quilmes AC v Defensa y Justicia (23:15 BST) 5.2 3.56 1.85 101.37 % Monday 22 May 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Rosario Central v Racing Club (00:15 BST) 2.28 3.3 3.45 103.15 % Olimpo v Estudiantes de La Plata (23:00 BST) 3.25 3.1 2.6 101.49 % Tuesday 23 May 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata v River Plate (01:15 BST) 4.1 3.38 2.1 101.60 %
  15. Friday 19 May 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Paraná Clube v Paysandu PA (23:15 BST) 1.92 3.52 5.3 99.36 % Saturday 20 May 2017 Home Draw Away BPP Vila Nova FC v EC Juventude (00:30 BST) 1.93 3.6 4.7 100.87 % América-MG v Goiás EC (01:30 BST) 2.1 3.4 4.3 100.29 % Figueirense FC v Clube Náutico Capibaribe (20:30 BST) 1.69 3.7 5.9 103.15 % Luverdense EC v CRB (20:30 BST) 2.15 3.45 4 100.50 % Oeste FC v Criciúma EC (20:30 BST) 2.95 3.18 2.65 103.08 % Santa Cruz FC v Guarani SP (20:30 BST) 1.88 3.56 4.65 102.79 % SC Internacional v ABC Futebol (23:00 BST) 1.36 5.6 9.5 101.72 %