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River Plate vs. Newell’s OB 9/15/2021 Argentine Primera División Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

River Plate challenges Newell’s OB on 9/15/2021.

Newell’s OB takes on River Plate in a Argentine Primera División match. River Plate with a record of 3-3-4 this season comes into this game with a 0.0-2.0-3.0 record on the road. Newell’s OB is 3-3-4 this season and is 3.0-1.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for River Plate and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their last match, Newell’s OB played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Newell’s OB is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over River Plate.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Newell’s OB and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Newell’s OB played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Newell’s OB is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over River Plate.

The River Plate Roster

The Players to Watch for the River Plate

Bruno Zuculini MF,DF

Bruno Zuculini has 7.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Bruno Zuculini has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Bruno Zuculini has 7 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his River Plate teammates, Bruno Zuculini had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bruno Zuculini has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bruno Zuculini has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Milton Casco DF,MF

As a shooter, Milton Casco had 0.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Milton Casco had 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Milton Casco had 7 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Milton Casco has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Milton Casco has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Milton Casco has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Enzo Pérez MF,DF

As a shooter, Enzo Pérez had 5.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Enzo Pérez had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Enzo Pérez has 6 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his River Plate teammates, Enzo Pérez had 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Enzo Pérez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Enzo Pérez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Braian Romero FW,MF

Braian Romero has 25.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Braian Romero has 9.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Braian Romero had 6 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his River Plate teammates, Braian Romero had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Braian Romero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Braian Romero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Jorge Carrascal MF,FW

As a shooter, Jorge Carrascal had 11.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jorge Carrascal had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Jorge Carrascal has 5 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his River Plate teammates, Jorge Carrascal had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jorge Carrascal has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jorge Carrascal has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

The Newell’s OB Roster

The Players to Watch for the Newell’s OB

Nicolás Castro MF

Nicolás Castro has 16.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Nicolás Castro has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Nicolás Castro had 9 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Nicolás Castro has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Nicolás Castro has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Nicolás Castro has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Cristian Lema DF

Cristian Lema has 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Cristian Lema has 5.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Cristian Lema has 10 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Newell’s OB teammates, Cristian Lema had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cristian Lema has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cristian Lema has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Zahir Mansilla DF

As a shooter, Zahir Mansilla had 7.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Zahir Mansilla had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Zahir Mansilla had 9 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Newell’s OB teammates, Zahir Mansilla had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Zahir Mansilla has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Zahir Mansilla has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 7 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Gabriel Compagnucci DF

As a shooter, Gabriel Compagnucci had 8.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Gabriel Compagnucci has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Gabriel Compagnucci had 8 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Gabriel Compagnucci has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gabriel Compagnucci has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gabriel Compagnucci has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

Ignacio Scocco FW

As a shooter, Ignacio Scocco had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Ignacio Scocco has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Ignacio Scocco had 8 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Ignacio Scocco has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ignacio Scocco has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Ignacio Scocco has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Argentine Primera División action.

River Plate Team Stats

The River Plate Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, River Plate was able to score 1.70 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, River Plate was able to score 1.30 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, River Plate was able to score on 0.32 of their shots on target. This offense creates high quality shots.

River Plate attempted 5.3 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, River Plate is able to get 34.4% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

River Plate Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, River Plate was able to hold opponents to 0.7 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 2.2 shots were saved by River Plate goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. River Plate truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 68.2% of shots on target were saved by River Plate goalkeepers. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 40.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for River Plate. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







River Plate Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Newell’s OB had 19.3 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Newell’s OB in the top 23 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Newell’s OB has successfully intercepted 14.2 passes per 90 minutes of action. Newell’s OB is in the top 27 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Newell’s OB commits 16.2 fouls. Newell’s OB is in the top 93 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Newell’s OB drew 14.3 fouls. Newell’s OB is in the top 17 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Newell’s OB had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.8 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Newell’s OB in the top 60 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Newell’s OB Team Stats

The Newell’s OB Offensive Stats and Metrics

Newell’s OB scored 1.10 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Newell’s OB scored those goals off assists 91.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Newell’s OB was able to score on 0.25 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Newell’s OB attempts 4.4 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Newell’s OB is able to get 35.8% of their shots to be on goal(target). They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Newell’s OB Defensive Stats and Metrics

Newell’s OB gave up 1.2 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.2 shots were saved by Newell’s OB goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Newell’s OB truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 62.5% of shots on target were saved by Newell’s OB goalkeepers. The struggles are real when it comes to defending shots on target. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 20.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Newell’s OB. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Newell’s OB Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Newell’s OB had 19.3 crosses of the ball on the pitch. This puts Newell’s OB in the top 23 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Newell’s OB has successfully intercepted 14.2 passes per 90 minutes of action. Newell’s OB is in the top 27 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Newell’s OB has committed 16.2 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Newell’s OB is in the top 93 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Newell’s OB drew 14.3 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Newell’s OB is in the top 17 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Newell’s OB had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.8 times per 90 minutes of action. Newell’s OB is in the top 60 percentile in offside calls against them.

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