Gimnasia La Plata vs Barracas Central prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024

Gimnasia La Plata vs Barracas Central prediction, odds & betting tips – 13/06/2024
Can Gimnasia beat Barracas in their next duel? - Photo by Imago

Hosts Gimnasia La Plata sit three points off the top spot in the Liga Profesional and take on bottom half of the table Barracas Central this week.

While there are 15 places separating these two clubs the reality is that a win for the visitors would take the pair onto level points, so there might not be as much between these two sides as the league table suggests.

We're expecting a close and competitive 90 minutes at the Estadio Juan Carmelo Zerillo on Thursday and here are our predictions for the match.

Gimnasia La Plata vs Barracas Central prediction: Goals expected in Buenos Aires

Key Stats

  • Gimnasia have won their last two encounters with Barracas Central.
  • Thursday's hosts have won three of their last five fixtures.
  • The visitors have lost three of their last five outings in the Liga Profesional.
  • Over 2.5 goals have been produced in five of Ginmasia's last six fixtures in league and cup.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Gimnasia La Plata the bookmakers' choice

  • HOME: 3/4 (1.75) – 57.1%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Gimnasia lead

Of their last four meetings in the Liga Profesional, Gimnasia La Plata have won two, drawn one and lost one against Barracas Central.

Argentina Copa de la Liga Profesional 09/03/24

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

2
Barracas Central

Barracas Central

0

Argentina Copa de la Liga Profesional 24/10/23

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1
Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

2

Argentina Liga Profesional 27/02/23

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1
Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 29/09/22

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1
Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

1

Gimnasia La Plata preview: Won last two at home

Gimnasia suffered a narrow 2-1 defeat at Instituto in their last outings in the Liga Profesional but still remain in sixth position after their opening four games.

Four players in the home squad have scored at least three goals in the Liga Profesional this season with Benjamin Dominguez leading the way on four goals, so Gimnasia have goals in various areas of the team and don't rely on one particular source.

The hosts also have a good defensive record even if though they haven't kept many clean sheets of late, just one in their last six attempts, but they rarely concede more than one goal per game.

Predicted lineup: Insfrán (GK), Cabral, Pintado, Morales, Castro, Colazo, De Blasis, Saravia, Abaldo, Castillo & Domínguez

Argentina Liga Profesional 13/06/24

W

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

2

Argentina Liga Profesional 02/06/24

L

Instituto AC Cordoba

Instituto AC Cordoba

2

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 26/05/24

W

Banfield

Banfield

0

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

3

Argentina Cup 23/05/24

W

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Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

2

Argentina Liga Profesional 18/05/24

D

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

1

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

1

Barracas Central preview: Lost two of last three on the road

Thursday's guests Barracas Central lost 2-0 in their own backyard to Huracan in their last match, a result that leaves the club sitting eighth from bottom after four games.

Much like their hosts, Barracas don't rely on one goalscorer and in fact have three players on four league goals and one with three which is why we've backed the visitors to score against Gimnasia on Thursday.

However, their defence has been an issue this season with Barracas sitting on a minus-eight goal difference from their opening four fixtures in 2024.

Predicted lineup: Moyano (GK), Goñi, Capraro, Herrera, Mater, Insúa, Rosané, Cantero, Brochero, Zalazar & Aguirre 

Argentina Liga Profesional 13/06/24

L

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

2

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 04/06/24

L

Huracan

Huracan

2

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 27/05/24

L

Union Santa Fe

Union Santa Fe

2

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 19/05/24

D

Sarmiento

Sarmiento

1

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 11/05/24

W

Godoy Cruz

Godoy Cruz

0

Barracas Central

Barracas Central

1

Player to watch – Pablo De Blasis

36-year-old Pablo De Blasis leads the way creatively for Gimnasia La Plata this season with four assists.

The journeyman midfielder who has played in several different countries including Germany and Spain returned to his homeland in 2023.

Gimnasia's aging midfielder still working his magic

De Blasis has never been much of a goalscorer throughout his career barring one season with Greek side Asteras Tripolis where he managed to score ten times in 38 league games.

However, we're backing the veteran midfielder to work his creative magic against a weak Barracas Central defence on Thursday, helping to guide the home side to another three points.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things