Round 17

Belgrano had a difficult week trying to recover from the last defeat. First, the manager held long talks with the players. Later in the week, it was the chairman who addressed the squad. Everyone agreed that a lot of positives came out of those talks. Belgrano host Lanus at the Olimpico de Cordoba and the overall feeling is that another defeat may cost the manager his job. The match against Lanus is crucial and Belgrano need a win to end the Apertura 2006 in a safe mid-table position. Lanus have been performing well of lately and they have performed excellently in away matches having lost only one match in the whole tournament.

Belgrano news: The manager has decided to introduce 6 changes! That's more than half a team! Turus replaces Peppino (suspension) while the other 5 changes are due to poor form. Ernesto Maceira (19 years) will make his debut.

Lanus news: Hoyos is a doubt. If he plays, Lanus will repeat the formation.

Head-to-head: Belgrano and Lanus have played 17 times in First Division matches. Belgrano: 5 wins, 5 draws, 7 defeats. Goals: 15 (GF), 17 (GA).

Date and venue: Sunday 26th November. Kick-off: 16.30. Stadium: Olimpico (Cba). Referee: Daniel Gimenez.

Match odds: BEL (17/10) ; DRAW (9/4) ; LAN (29/20)

Match prediction: 1-1