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There’s Copa de la Liga Profesional action scheduled for Wednesday when Defensa y Justicia play against Tigre.
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Defensa y Justicia
Defensa y Justicia, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 2-0 Copa de la Liga Profesional triumph vs Tigre.
In that game, Defensa y Justicia had 52% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. For Defensa y Justicia, the goalscorers were Lucas Pratto (68') and Nicolás Tripichio (85'). At the other end, Tigre had 10 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
In their last six games, Julio Vaccari's Defensa y Justicia have celebrated scoring a total of 6 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.
Juan Sara's Tigre have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times in the course of their latest sextet of matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during the equivalent period adds up to 5.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head meetings going back to 21/02/2016 reveals that these encounters have been miserable for Tigre. They have not managed to register any wins at all whereas Defensa y Justicia have just been stronger than them, getting wins in 67% of those match-ups.
A sum of 9 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 7 for Halcón and 2 being from Matadores. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
The last league contest between these clubs was Superliga match day 22 on 02/07/2023 when the final score was Defensa y Justicia 1-0 Tigre.
On that occasion, Defensa y Justicia managed 43% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Their only player to score was Nicolás Emanuel Fernández (46').
For their opponents, Tigre got 17 shots at goal with 8 on target.
The referee was Sebastían Zunino.
Team News: Defensa y Justicia
Tomás Cardona (Muscular problems) and Kevin Gutiérrez (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Defensa y Justicia boss Julio Vaccari.
Team News: Tigre
Tigre manager Juan Sara has to choose a team with limited availability. Gonzalo Flores (Torn muscle bundle), Ijiel Protti (Achilles tendon rupture) and Tomás Badaloni (Metatarsal Fracture) will miss out on this game.
Tigre will do well to register a score against this Defensa y Justicia side who will likely end up scoring and staying ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Defensa y Justicia when the full-time whistle blows.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Defensa y Justicia
Stadium: The Estadio Norberto Tomaghello (20,000)
Chairman: Diego Lemme
Manager: Julio Vaccari
Competitions: Superliga position 6, Copa de la Liga Profesional (Parent), Copa de la Liga Profesional (Group B), Copa Sudamericana (Semi-finals)
🔑 Key Player: Santiago Solari
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Santiago Solari was born in San Luis, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Defensa y Justicia in the 2023 season, the gifted Forward has managed 4 league goals in the Primera División 2023 campaign so far from a total of 26 appearances.