GODOY CRUZ welcome Tigre to the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas tonight hoping to make a last-minute dash for the table's summit, lying only five points off leaders Newell's.
Godoy have had a solid final campaign. After finishing a disappointing 14th in the Torneo Inicial, inexperienced coach Martin Palermo knew improvements were needed in order to stand a chance of making the Championship Final at the end of June.
Sitting in fifth spot on 27 points, the men from Mendoza will not have given up the ghost on the hunt for first spot in the league – although being well aware dropped points from their rivals are a necessity in the remaining three games.
Argentine stalwart Mauro Obolo has once again proved his worth this season at the age of 31. With 10 goals this campaign, including six in the Torneo Final, the striker has played a huge role in the rise of the hosts since the turn of Christmas.
An ever present in the starting 11, Obolo has been the standout force in the Tomba's frontline, with strike partner Facundo Castillon failing to improve on his lacklustre first season at Godoy.
Visitors Tigre have had an uninspiring campaign. After recording only one win in the Torneo Inicial, improvements have been seen in the second half of the season – but only minimal. Nestor Gorosito's side sit th in the Torneo Final, with the only saving grace being they are pretty much assured to avoid relegation.
After getting a few wins under their belt, the Matadores haven't stood a chance against any of the Argentinian league's bulls in recent weeks, recording only one win in seven outings – and it's clear where the problem lies.
Conceding the most goals so far in the Torneo Final with 27, coupled with the 27 conceded in the Inicial, the visitors have leaked goals at crucial stages of the season. With three games remaining, pride is at stake from the Victoria based side, as well as an incentive of a possible top-half finish if they can claim seven points from their remaining fixtures.
Expect form to prevail in this fixture, seeing the home side romp to a comfortable victory up against a less than convincing back four.
Back Godoy Cruz to win @ 1.89
Back over 3.5 goals @ 3.9