There might be three group games remaining but if Argentinos Juniors can record a win over Universidad Catolica on Wednesday then they'll be assured of their place in the next round. It won't be easy but can they get the win they need? Find out with our Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica: Our predictions
- Prediction one: Match result – Draw @ 5/2
- Prediction two: Over/under 2.5 goals – Under 2.5 @ 5/6
- Prediction three: Both teams to score – No @ 17/20
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
- 1 Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica: Our predictions
- 2 Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica: Key statistics
- 3 Universidad Catolica to spring a surprise
- 4 Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica: Quick Questions
Argentinos Juniors to lose 100% record
If you were to focus purely on the form both sides have shown in the Copa Libertadores then you'd plump for an Argentinos Juniors win. It looks like an easy pick especially when they've already beaten their opponents once. Why then are we making the bold prediction the match will end as a draw? The main driving force for this tip is based on the recent showing of Universidad Catolica. They'd lost their first two group games before an impressive 3-1 win over Nacional and they followed that up domestically with a win over Union La Calera. Then you have the Argentinos Juniors factor. Yes, they've won three of three to sit top of the group but that means they've got breathing space and might come off the gas in this match. They've also drawn four of their last five games in their league competition.
A low scoring encounter
We have acknowledged that our prediction of a draw is a big shout. We don't think tipping under 2.5 goals is nearly as brave – regardless of the result. Only two of Argentinos Juniors' last 10 home games have gone over that cut off with their last three, including a Copa Libertadores match, have seen a maximum of two goals. Universidad Catolica don't offer up much on the road to suggest otherwise either. Only three of their last 10 have exceeded the 2.5 benchmark.
At least one side will record a ‘nil'
We've already made it known that we can't see a hatful of goals going in as Argentinos Juniors and Universidad Catolica lock horns and now we go a step further to suggest at least one of those teams will fail to score. The visitor's best chance of a result is to sit tight and make it hard for Argentinos Juniors. It might work but it will definitely take something away from their attack, which is hardly deadly at the best of times. They've failed to score in three of their last five matches.
Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica: Key statistics
Universidad Catolica to spring a surprise
If Universidad were to take something from this match it would go down as a bit of a shock result. That said, with the way the group is shaping up, Argentinos Juniors could afford to drop points and not only still qualify for the next round but win the group at a canter too. With the pressure largely off both teams – one because they're in a good position and the other because of low expectation – the match could be a very good spectacle.
Argentinos Juniors vs Universidad Catolica: Quick Questions
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Argentinos Juniors
- When is kick off? – 11 PM GMT
- Where can you watch the game? – DAZN