Sports Mole preview Monday’s Argentina Primera Division clash between Aldosivi and Rosario Central, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
After picking up just one point in their first five La Liga games, Aldosivi will aim to pick up their first win of the season when they host Rosario Central on Monday.
The visitors, meanwhile, are hoping for their second win of the season after picking up four points in their five games.
Aldosivi are currently bottom of the Primera Division, with the first five games yielding just a single point.
They started the season with three straight defeats before they held Platense to a goalless draw on matchday four to earn their first point of the season.
They couldn’t build on that, however, as last weekend’s away game at Racing Club ended in a 5-0 defeat.
Monday’s hosts hope that the appointment of Leandro Somoza will mark a turning point as the new head coach takes over from the interim manager David Villar.
Somoza will be tasked with improving a side that haven’t scored in their last four games and will be motivated to lead his side to three points on Monday, with the new boss set to play the side he has just left last month.
As for visitors, they replaced Somoza with Carlo Tevezand the former Manchester City player is looking for his first win as head coach after losing to Gimnasia on his coaching debut.
Tevez will be looking to help his side improve after a poor start that saw Rosario Central pick up four points in their first five games.
The season began with a goalless draw against Lanus before the first away game of the season ended in a 2-0 loss to Huracan.
They responded on Matchday 3 when they defeated Godoy Cruz 1-0 from an 84th-minute penalty Gaspar Servobut they haven’t scored since that goal, losing the last two games 0-2 and 0-1.
Having scored just one goal in their five league games, Rosario Central will be fully aware that they need to improve in the last third if they want to move up from 26th place in the table.
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Despite playing for an Aldosivi side that conceded five goals last weekend, Marcos Meier He is expected to retain his place in the squad after making his first league start of the season last weekend.
After starting the last two games on the bench, Matthew Pisano could return to the grid for Monday’s competition.
Santiago Silva is expected to lead the line with the forward looking to open his account for the Primera Division season.
Meanwhile, Tevez could join in with a change in Rosario’s central defence Juan Komar set to replace Christian Baez in the defense center.
The Rosario Central boss might also be tempted to bring him in Facundo Buonanotte into the side after three consecutive substitute appearances for the 17-year-old.
The guests can also change in midfield Luciano Ferreira ready to return to the side after being benched against Gimnasia.
Aldosivi possible starting line-up:
Devecchi; Lucero, Quintana, Miers, Roman; Cerro, Maciel; Pisano, T Martinez, B Martinez; Silva
Rosario Central possible starting line-up:
Service; Martinez, Komar, Almada, Blanco; Buonanotte, Ferreyra, Montoya, Benitez; Gamba, Veliz
We say: Aldosivi 0-1 Rosario Central
Both teams struggled in the early stages but both sides are hoping for better fortunes under their respective new bosses and we think Rosario Central will have a little too much quality for Aldosivi with a win this season.
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