Betfair Live Video: San Lorenzo reluctant to give up the chase in the Argentinian sprint finish

11Jun 2013



It's a Saturday scorcher from Betfair Live Video as the Allsvenskan and Torneo Final take centre stage for two pulsating league fixtures from Sweden and Argentina...


Helsingborgs vs Atvidabergs

Saturday 15:00


With the Allsvenskan league table beginning to take shape, in-form Atvidabergs travel to the Olympiastadion to face surprise league leaders Helsingborgs.


The hosts have made a blistering start to this year's campaign. After finishing sixth in last year's Allsvenskan in their attempt to defend their title, a few Scanian eyebrows were raised regarding their progress. However since this season's introduction of new boss Roar Hansen the Reds have bounced back in predatory style.


The forward pairing of Robin Simovic and David Accam have already staked their claim of being a deadly duo in this year's campaign. With eleven goals between them, they have both played major roles in the team's seven wins so far, combined with the ever-present threat of midfielder Mattias Lindstrom in support, you would get short odds on Helsingborgs being this season's top scorers.


After a sluggish start, the visitors have hit form in recent weeks. After a steady mid-table finish last campaign the boys from Atvidabergs have looked to kick on this season with boss Peter Swardh at the helm. Taking nine points from the last four games (scoring ten in the process) has put them in good stead approaching a fixture that many feel is a 'shot to nothing' game where anything will be considered a bonus.


Imad Zatara - remember the name. After playing a bit part in last year's campaign, the Palestinian has cemented his place in the Atvidaberg starting eleven, and is beginning to reap the rewards. Scoring in three of his side's four victories, all at their Kopparvallen home, the 28-year-old is on course for his most fruitful season yet, in a somewhat stop start career.


Don't rule them out; Atvidabergs will have a go on Saturday afternoon. Scoring freely and high on confidence, expect the visitors to breach the host's defence for only the eighth time this year, however with a ruthless strike-force on home turf, expect the league leaders to extend their lead at the top of the tree.


Recommended Bet:

Back both teams to score @ 1.56

Back 2-1 Helsingborgs @ 6.0



Atletico Rafaela vs San Lorenzo

Sunday 00:15


The Estadio Nuevo Monumental Rafaela welcomes the visit of San Lorenzo in the early hours of Sunday morning, as the Crows look to extend their winning run to five on the spin, amounting a last minute surge to topple Newell's off their perch.


After finishing in eleventh spot following the end of the Torneo Inicial, San Lorenzo have made better progress in the Torneo Final. Sitting in fourth spot and only six points off the lead, a five-way fight is on to determine who takes on Velez in the end of season championship final.


The visitors are the league's form side. On a run of four league wins and unbeaten in seven, coach Juan Antonio Pizzi knows that maximum points from the remaining games is a must if his side have a realistic chance of catching the leaders.


Ex-Everton striker Denis Stracqualursi will be disappointed with his second half to the season. After bagging seven goals in the Torneo Inicial, the Argentine would have hoped to have taken that form into the closing stages of the season, however with only one goal in sixteen appearances to his name, Denis is no longer proving a menace to the Argentine defences.


The hosts have had a disappointing season. Sitting off the pace in eighth spot, after finishing the Torneo Inicial in thirteenth, the La Crema faithful will be nervous going into the last few fixtures knowing that relegation is still an outside possibility due to the averaging system.


Without a prolific goalscorer, a lot of Atletico Rafaela's good work has come from the partnership of Lopez and Gonzalez. After spending a majority of the last five seasons out of favour or on loan, Jonathan Lopez has finally found his shooting boots scoring five times making him this season's top goal scorer.


Expect the visitors to come out strongly in Rafaela. Goals will be few and far between, but one should be enough to satisfy the travelling La Gloriosa.


Recommended Bet:

Back San Lorenzo to win @ 2.6

Back 1-0 San Lorenzo @ 7.4



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