Preview: San Lorenzo vs. Central Cordoba

Preview: San Lorenzo vs. Central Cordoba

San Lorenzo will be bidding to end a four-game winless run in all competitions when they continue their Argentine Primera Division campaign at home to Central Cordoba on Monday.

The home side are currently third in the table, boasting 36 points from their opening 19 matches of the season, while Central Cordoba sit down in 15th position, collecting 23 points from their first 19 games.

San Lorenzo have not been victorious in any competition since May 20, when they recorded a 2-0 win over Instituto in the league, with Ruben Dario Insua’s side failing to triumph in their last four matches.

Los Santos have played twice in the league and twice in the Copa Sudamericana since then, losing to Fortaleza and drawing with Palestino in the South American competition, and losing to Barracas Central and drawing with Colon in the Argentine Primera Division.

Insua’s team have picked up 36 points from their opening 19 matches of the season to sit third, though, only one point behind second-placed Talleres and five behind the leaders River Plate.

San Lorenzo have won the Argentine Primera Division on 15 occasions, making them the fifth-most successful team in the competition, with their last triumph coming in 2013.

The Blue and Reds, who were sixth last season, now have back-to-back league games against Central Cordoba and Estudiantes before taking on Estudiantes de Merida in the Copa Sudamericana.

As for Central Cordoba, a record of six wins, five draws and eight defeats from 19 matches has seen them collect 23 points, which is enough for 15th position in the table.

Leonardo Madelon’s side have picked up four points from their last two league matches, drawing 2-2 with Colon in their last away game at the end of May before recording a 2-0 win over Huracan last time out.

Lucas Besozzi made the breakthrough in the 24th minute of the team’s last game, before Leandro Maciel doubled their advantage late in the first period, and Huracan were unable to launch a response.

In June 2019, Central Cordoba returned to the top flight of Argentine football for the first time in 48 years, and they have finished 18th, 22nd and 16th in their last three seasons at this level.

El Ferroviario have actually only lost one of their last five away league games, which should mean that confidence is high entering this match, although they will certainly be the underdogs against a strong San Lorenzo outfit.

San Lorenzo Argentine Primera Division form:

San Lorenzo form (all competitions):

Central Cordoba Argentine Primera Division form:

We say: San Lorenzo 2-1 Central Cordoba
Central Cordoba are capable of making this a difficult game for San Lorenzo, and they will enter this match in strong form, but we are finding it tough to back against the home side, who are looking to triumph for the first time in almost one month.

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