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Defensa y Justicia take on Patronato in Sunday’s upcoming Copa de la Liga Profesional meeting.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Defensa y Justicia v Patronato are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Defensa y Justicia
Defensa y Justicia will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 3-2 Copa Sudamericana loss in their previous game against Atlético Goianiense.
It has been seldom in recent times where Defensa y Justicia have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Defensa y Justicia have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals on the way.
After tasting defeat last time out to Gimna ' Plata in Copa de la Liga Profesional action, Patronato will be aiming to make amends here.
In that game, Patronato managed 56% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Gimna ' Plata had 13 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. Brahian Alemán (3', 44'), Cristian Tarragona (23', 50'), Johan Carbonero (54') and Eric Ramírez (74') scored for Gimna ' Plata.
The stats don’t lie, and Patronato have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 13 goals overall. At the back, Patronato just haven’t been too solid at all. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on in this game.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 24/02/2018 shows that Defensa y Justicia have won 4 of them & Patronato 1, with the tally of drawn games standing at 1.
A combined sum of 15 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them from Halcón and 6 created by El Patrón. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
Team News: Defensa y Justicia
The Defensa y Justicia boss Sebastián Beccacece will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this game with a fully healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Patronato
With a completely injury-free squad to pick from, the Patronato manager Facundo Sava has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
In this game, Defensa y Justicia can and should stay in control for long periods of time and should be able to convert a few of the chances that they create.
However, Patronato may well struggle to score themselves but do we see them managing to get on the scoresheet.
Our tip is for a fairly comfortable 3-1 win for Defensa y Justicia at the end of the match.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Defensa y Justicia
Stadium: Estadio Norberto Tomaghello (20,000)
Captain: Ezequiel Unsain
Chairman: Diego Lemme
Manager: Sebastián Beccacece
Competitions: Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group A), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa Sudamericana (Group F)
🔑 Key Player: Miguel Ángel Merentiel
Normally taking up the Striker position, Miguel Ángel Merentiel was born in Paysandú, Uruguay. Having played his first senior match for Lorca in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 10 league goals in this Superliga 2021 season so far in 24 appearances.