Estudiantes – Lanus
Estudiantes are still struggling to find their best version under coach Abel Balbo. In round two, the team showed a poor performance and ended up drawing 1-1 away at relegation candidates Sarandi Arsenal, which represented their first point from six on offer in the Liga Profesional. El Pincha claimed a single victory across their last five matches in league action, drawing one and losing three in that spell. At home, Estudiantes managed just six points from the last 15, recording two wins and three losses.
After their terrible league season last year, Lanus experienced a great start in 2023. They celebrated a hard-fought 2-1 home success over San Lorenzo to become one of the Liga Profesional leaders on six points after two rounds. The unbeaten streak is now three matches in total, counting a 1-1 draw at Platense at the end of last term. This good run allowed Lanus to open a eight-point gap over the relegation zone in the points average table.
Expecting an open game here as Estudiantes has a solid attack with experienced players but has struggled in defense, and Lanus without their starting goalkeeper and the chance to become the only leaders if they win.
BET: OVER 2.25 @ 1.87