Tip Defensa y Justicia - Palmeiras
Defending champions of Copa Libertadores, Palmeiras have had a good start to the competition and will be looking to move closer to the second round with a win away to Defensa y Justicia. Hosts Defensa are in second place, on four points, two behind Palmeiras, who have bagged straight wins. Defensa beat Universitario 3-0 in their second Group A match and will be hoping for three points in their second straight home game in the competition. That win was Defensa’s first in their last five matches and also their only clean sheet, having conceded a goal in each of their earlier four games. They’ve failed to score in three of the last five matches. Last season they were eliminated from this competition at the group stages but they may have some hope after a good start this time. In their history in this competition, Defensa have played four home matches, and they’ve won each of the last three.
Palmeiras have been juggling between Libertadores matches and Paulista A1 back at home, with the Brazilian Serie A set to start at the end of May. More attention has been put in Copa Libertadores and they have two straight wins. In their opening game, they beat Universitario 3-2 away from home, then thrashed Independiente Valle 5-0 at home. They are coming from a 1-0 win over Santo Andre in the Paulista A1, which should be the perfect warm up for this game. A win here will place Palmeiras within a point of securing passage to the next stage. In their last 15 Copa Libertadores matches, Palmeiras have lost just once and they have six clean sheets in the last 10 matches. They are unbeaten in their last 10 away matches in this competition and have failed to score in just one of the 10 games. Seven times in the last 10 away matches in this competition, Palmeiras have scored two or more goals.
Key points Defensa y Justicia - Palmeiras
Palmeiras have scored eight goals in their opening two Libertadores games.
Defensa have one win in four Copa Libertadores matches.
Palmeiras have one loss in 15 Libertadores matches.
Defensa have failed to score in three of the last five matches.
Palmeiras have scored two or more in seven of their last 10 away Libertadores matches.
Conclusion Defensa y Justicia - Palmeiras
Palmeiras have started their title defence well and even as they get to face Defensa away from home, they’ll keep their status as favorites. They have two wins and eight goals in the opening two group games, and with their form so far, go for Palmeiras to lead in both halves.
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Defensa y Justicia Palmeiras Prediction published on May 4, 2021