San Martin Tucuman continue to find trouble to adapt to the top flight. Last Sunday, they drew with Argentinos Juniors 0-0 at home in a boring game under interim boss Ariel Martos. El Ciruja are yet to win in the Superliga and remain bottom in the points average, accumulating only three points with a game in hand. On a positive note though, all those points were claimed at home as San Martin drew all three matches at La Ciudadela Stadium.
Last time out, Banfield played against ten men during almost 80 minutes and also took the first lead through Dario Cvitanich, but the team still weren’t able to secure three home points against Independiente. The 1-1 draw means they are on eight points in an irregular campaign with two wins, two draws and two losses. In addition, El Taladro managed a single point in three games on the road, drawing with Velez Sarsfield in week three. On Thursday, Banfield hosted Defensa y Justicia in the Copa Sudamericana, losing 0-2, which means they were knocked out.
San Martin will have to start winning games soon and as I wrote in last week’s preview, when that happens it will be very likely at their own stadium. Banfield comes to this game hurt after being eliminated of Copa Sudamericana at their own stadium and I don’t think they can mentally recover this fast so I’m going with a home win here.