Santos take on Defensa y Justicia in Tuesday’s forthcoming Copa Libertadores fixture.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Santos v Defensa y Justicia are shown below (inc. the best betting odds).
Santos fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 1-2 Série A victory over Coritiba.
In that match, Santos had 47% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For Santos, the goals were scored by Kaio Jorge (6') and Yeferson Soteldo (27'). On the other side, Coritiba got 17 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Augusto (75') scored for Coritiba.
Peixe have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, although they have also done enough to hit the back of the net themselves. Looking at their last 6 games, Peixe have seen their goal breached in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games.
Defensa y Justicia
Since tasting defeat last time out to Delfín SC in Copa Libertadores action, Defensa y Justicia and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Defensa y Justicia, three or more goals have been hit. The average goals scored per match in that spell is 2.83, with the average number of goals for Halcón working out to 1.5. It will be interesting to see if that trend will end up being sustained here.
We envisage that Defensa y Justicia will likely create enough chances to get a goal against this Santos side, but that possibly won’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a close game with a 2-1 advantage for Santos at the end of the match.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estádio Urbano Caldeira (16,068)
Captain: Alison Lopes Ferreira
Chairman: José Carlos Peres
Manager: Alexi Cuca
Competitions: Série A position 6, Copa do Brasil (Round of 16), Copa Libertadores (Group G)
⭐ Key Man: Marinho
Usually played in the Right Wing position, Marinho was born in Penedo, Brazil. After having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2008 season, the skilful Forward has managed 10 league goals in the Série A 2020 campaign so far in 14 appearances.