Saturday, March 3, 2012

Clausura 2012 - Round 4 - Friday Games


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Two games opened Round 4 on Friday:

Newell's 0 - Belgrano 2

The round started with a very good win by Belgrano as Newell's is quickly going back to the hopeless mode they had in 2011.
Not only they were almost harmless in offense as usual (their best chances came when the game was already 0-2) but now they've added a fragile defense, that made mistakes like last week @ Boca.
Belgrano was far from a great team of course, but they knew how to use Newell's mistakes on their advantage, scored 2 goals in the 1st half and took the 3 points with almost no sweat.
The game almost doesn't end because of some fights between Belgrano and Newell's fans (they were very angry) but things calmed down and they were able to finish it.
Odds kept moving down on Newell's all day showing that the market not always is right.


Banfield 1 - Godoy Cruz 1

This time there was no luck for Banfield, who overall played better than Godoy Cruz. They showed some intensity in the 1st half but Godoy Cruz scored the 0-1 through a great counter attack, and when they were supposed to start controlling the game, it was Banfield who had the ball most of the time. The 2nd half was basically all Banfield, and when the 1-1 came it was long overdue.
The hosts were not a football machine of course and they had few good scoring positions but they looked more focused and dangerous all the time, especially when Godoy Cruz got a red card with 20 minutes left. Banfield kept trying but the visitors held to the draw and got point that was basically useless for both teams.
The odds movement here was insane on Banfield without a real reason. Godoy Cruz +0.25 was even available at 2.00 before the game !!

Saturday will feature 3 more games of this 4th round of Clausura (KO times in GMT-3):

Saturday March 3
17.00-- All Boys-Vélez Sarsfield
19.10-- Independiente-Argentinos Juniors
21.10-- San Martín de San Juan-Estudiantes de La Plata

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