Defensa y Justicia vs Antofagasta
South America – Copa Sudamericana
Date: Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Kick-off at 1:30 UK / 2:30 CET
Venue: Estadio Norberto Tito Tomaghello.
The final round of Copa Sudamericana Group F is scheduled this Wednesday as Defensa y Justicia of Argentina is set to host Antofagasta from Chile at Estadio Norberto Tito Tomaghello.
Defensa y Justicia is at the 3rd spot on group standing, with 4 points from 5 matches. They won and drew each fixture while having lost on thrice. The hosts have nothing to play for at this point as they have an 8-point gap to the toppers Atletico GO. They also come here on the back of a 4-game winless run in Copa Sudamericana.
The Argentine side drew their previous fixture here by 2-2 against LDU Quito. That draw came in after their 3 straight losses in a row. The visitors have seen netting frequently but they tend to concede more of the same which hints that some defensive adjustments is needed.
On the other hand, Antofagasta resides at the bottom of the group closing the 4th position on the table with 3 points. Of the 5 matches played, they won only once while having lost on 4 other occasions. Their total goals to conceding ratio stands at 4:11 which is the worst among the group.
The Chilean outfit are on back to back Copa Sudamericana losses with a 1-2 loss to LDU Quito earlier this month and previously against Atletico GO by 1-0. They remain winless in 5 of their previous games across different competitions, of which 4 were losses.
Defensa y Justicia vs Antofagasta Head-to-head (h2h)
This will be the second time, these two teams will be facing each other. The last time they met, it was Defensa y Justicia who picked up all three points in a 3-1 win.
Defensa y Justicia vs Antofagasta Prediction
Defensa y Justicia lost both of their home games in this group schedule and remain as the worst home side in Group F. Moreover, they have won only once from their last 6 home games across various competitions.
Meanwhile, Antofagasta lost all of their last 5 away games played across different tournaments. They even lost both of their on-road games played in Copa Sudamericana.
Both these sides have nothing to play for in this dead rubber of a match on Wednesday night as neither of them will the the Play Offs. Considering their previous h2h stat, we feel that Defensa y Justicia could once again win here.
Defensa y Justicia vs Antofagasta Betting tips
BTTS @ 1.83 odds.
Defensa y Justicia to win @ 1.44 odds.