Platense will face off against Estudiantes de La Plata in the Liga Profesional’s Round 2 in Argentina, scheduled for October 18, with the game starting at 22:00 UTC.
Known by various names such as Atletico Platense, Platense is set for a rematch with Estudiantes de La Plata—also called Estudiantes, Estudiantes L.P., Estudiantes La Plata, or Estudiantes LP—six months following their last encounter in Liga Profesional Round 2, a match that Estudiantes de La Plata clinched with a 1-2 score. Coming into this game, Platense is on a high note, having defeated Racing in Liga Profesional Round 2 on October 9, thus prolonging their no-loss streak to three games.
Estudiantes de La Plata is also entering the match in high spirits, after securing a 0-2 victory over Huracan in the National cup. They’ve been exemplary in defense during their away games, boasting three successive clean sheets as visiting competitors.
In their last outing, Platense overcame Racing, while Estudiantes de La Plata got the better of Huracan. Overall, Platense has won 9, lost 6, and drawn 5 out of their past 20 games. On the other hand, Estudiantes de La Plata has a record of 11 wins, 4 losses, and 5 draws in their last 20 games.
In their most recent six matches, Platense emerged victorious three times (defeating Racing 1-2 on October 9, Union Santa Fe 1-0 on September 26, and Lanus 2-1 on September 15), suffered two losses (against Belgrano Cordoba 3-0 on September 22 and CA Central Cordoba 3-2 on September 2) and managed one draw (0-0 against Argentinos Juniors on October 3).
Similarly, Estudiantes de La Plata won two games (besting Huracan 0-2 on October 14 and Newells Old Boys 0-1 on September 25), lost one match (0-1 to Godoy Cruz on October 8), and drew thrice (0-0 with Gimnasia La Plata on October 2, 0-0 with San Lorenzo on September 21, and 0-0 with Tigre on September 16) in their last six outings.
Platense’s head coach, Martín Palermo, will be without the services of Mauro Quiroga due to knee issues, Nicolás Servetto because of a muscle injury, and Gabriel Gudiño also with a muscle injury.
Estudiantes de La Plata
For Estudiantes de La Plata, manager Eduardo Domínguez will have to make do without several players. Luciano Lollo is out with pubalgia, Javier Altamirano is sidelined with a hamstring injury, Pablo Piatti is out with a ruptured cruciate ligament, and Federico Fernández will miss the game due to a muscle injury.
Since May 2021, Platense and Estudiantes de La Plata have faced each other four times. Two of these matches ended in a draw, while Estudiantes de La Plata won the remaining two. Their latest meeting was on April 28, 2023, in Liga Profesional Round 2 of Argentina, which Estudiantes de La Plata won 1-2. Platense has managed to score 2 goals in these four direct confrontations, while Estudiantes de La Plata has netted 5 goals.