Vélez receives Talleres de Córdoba at the José Amalfitani stadium for date 12 of Zone A of the Professional League Cup in search of adding three again and taking a new step towards remaining in the top category.
Those from Liniers achieved a key victory in their visit to Instituto to get some air after the home defeat against Banfield. They have 17 units, but outside the qualifying zone for the quarterfinals due to goal difference, although the real fight is in the annual table where they are two units above the last ones who would be relegated.
Talleres is experiencing a very irregular present, after being runners-up in the last league and being eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Argentine Cup, they have not achieved a victory in seven games and need to win to hold on to a remote chance of being among the first four in the area.
Vélez and three fundamental points with a double prize
Vélez has a transcendental match that, if won, would mean definitively getting into the fight to access the playoffs of the League Cup, and at the same time escaping to the bottom zone with two days left until the end of the regular season.
Fortín is undefeated in seven duels against the Cordobans and won the last four times they faced each other, including the two memorable Copa Libertadores quarterfinal matches last year. In turn, of the last six times that Fortín received the Cordobans in Liniers, they won four and only lost once.
Vélez won four of its last five home games in the championship, while Talleres won only one of its last eleven games and lost its last four games against Mario Alberto Kempes.
Los Tallarines could only win four times on the Vélez court in 19 games played in history, and only twice in the last 36 years, marking a clear superiority of the blue V playing in their stadium.
Talleres will not be able to recover its scoring power in Liniers
In the first semester, Talleres fought for the championship until the last dates, finishing as the second highest scoring team in the competition and with the Uruguayan Michael Santos as the tournament’s top scorer. But the departures of several figures such as the oriental scorer and the Colombian Diego Valoyes, meant that this semester his game and, above all, his effectiveness have been diminished.
In the current competition, the T scored eleven goals in the same number of matches played, of which four were in the same match against Barracas Central, while in the last five matches of the League Cup they barely scored a goal.
For its part, Vélez is slowly returning to some defensive solidity, and in the last match not only did they not score, but they only received two effective shots on goal.
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