Last Updated on November 23, 2023 1:04 pm by Erwin Noguera
The emotions of the 2023 season in the First Division of Argentine soccer continue, and we have reached the 14th matchday of the Second Phase of the current campaign.
The regular season ends this weekend, when the teams will play the last matches, so we will know which will be the 8 teams that will advance to the next round. Currently, few teams have assured their presence in the top four of the table, thus we will have emotions until the last seconds.
Likewise, it is worth mentioning that River Plate, Huracán, and Independiente can win or draw to ensure their passage to the next round in Group A. Meanwhile, in Group B, Godoy Cruz, Belgrano, and Racing have already sealed their tickets. That means the main battle in both Groups will be for 1 place, so all teams will have to give their all to try to get the 3 points that will allow them to climb up.
We will review the most exciting matches of this matchday 14 of the Second Phase of the Argentine First Division.
Primera Argentina Second Phase Matchday 14 – Vélez vs. Colón – Info
Saturday, November 25, 16:00 ET at Estadio José Amalfitani
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Both teams can take fourth place in Group A and advance to the tournament’s next stage. However, it should be mentioned that they are not the only ones in the fight, so, in addition to winning, they will have to do it with as many goals as possible to secure their ticket.
Colon is in fourth place in the table entering the last matchday thanks to its goal difference of +4. However, they must win this game convincingly to make their presence felt in the next phase. They currently have a record of 6 wins, 2 draws, and 5 defeats and are coming off a 3-0 win over Talleres.
Conversely, Velez have it a bit more complicated, as they are in eighth place in the table and, although they are only 1 point behind Colon, their goal difference is +1. Besides, there is also the fact that there are 3 teams tied with 20 points, so Velez does not only need to win this match but must wait for the results of other rivals. The local team is coming from two consecutive draws, the last against Argentinos Juniors by 1-1.
For this match, our winner’s chip is on Velez.
Vélez vs. Colón Betting Pick: Vélez
Primera Argentina Second Phase Matchday 14 – River Plate vs. Instituto – Info
Sunday, November 26, 16:00 ET at Estadio Mas Monumental
River Plate -205
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River Plate is, without a doubt, one of the best teams in Argentine soccer. In addition, the team can qualify for the tournament’s next stage with only a draw. However, there is no doubt that they will go out and give their all on the field to get 3 points, allowing them to consolidate their position at the top of Group A.
River has an excellent goal-scoring record, with 24 scored in only 13 games, and they will have to bring it out in this match against Instituto, which has a complicated defense to overcome. The ‘Millonario’ is coming off a 1-3 loss to Rosario Central in their most recent match.
On the other hand, we have Instituto, another team that comes to this last matchday with the mission of taking 3 points that will allow them to qualify for the next round of this Argentine championship. However, as with several teams, having 19 points in Group A makes Instituto not depend on themselves to get that ticket to the next stage since 3 teams have 20 units. If they win in this 14th matchday, they will surpass them in any case.
Instituto arrives on this matchday after a 0-0 draw against Barracas Central before the FIFA date.
There is no doubt that, for this match, our prediction is a victory for River Plate.
River Plate vs. Instituto Betting Pick: River Plate
Primera Argentina Second Phase Matchday 14 – Atlético Tucumán vs. Huracán – Info
Sunday, November 26, 16:00 ET at the Estadio Monumental José Fierro
Atlético Tucumán +129
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Huracán is in a good moment this season, and they want to take advantage of it to add a victory and thus secure, at least, their place within the top four of the table. The reality is that it is practically impossible for them to miss out on the next round, but anything can happen in South American soccer.
Huracán is in second place in Group A with a record of 7 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses. In addition, this team has remained consistent in all facets of the game, so an away win should be very much in the cards. The away team enters matchday 14 after a 1-0 win over Arsenal.
On the other hand, we have Atletico Tucuman, a team that needs to win by many goals this matchday to qualify for the next round. They come into this match after mixed results in recent weeks, which have sent them down to ninth place in Group A. However, they still have a chance to qualify for the next round.
Atletico Tucuman enters this matchday after a 2-1 away win over Gimnasia.
For this match, our prediction is a Huracán victory.
Atlético Tucumán vs. Huracán Betting Pick: Huracán