Defensa y Justicia vs Chapecoense
Date: Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Kick off at 23:15 UK/ 00:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Norberto Tito Tomaghello.
Chapecoense got the opportunity to defend the Copa Sudamericana title after coming third in the group 7 of their Copa Libertadores campaign behind the likes of Lanus and Nacional.
Their first step towards the title defense will be Argentine’s Defensa y Justicia in the second round of the competition.
Defensa y Justicia
The hosts managed to secure the top ten finish in the top flight of Argentine football to secure another Copa Sudamericana appearance in the next season.
Los Halcones de Varela had a strong finish to their Primera Division campaign with three consecutive victories over Atletico Tucuman, Temperley and Gimnasia La Plata.
Their home form is even more impressive since the team claimed five wins in last six fixtures at Estadio Norberto Tito Tomaghello in all competitions.
The story is somewhat opposite with the visitors who were off to a surprisingly strong kick off to their Serie A campaign as they held the very top of the standings after five opening rounds.
However, Vagner Mancini has seen his team’s form sliding down in the most recent period as Verdao will come into the match on a three-loss run.
Defensa y Justicia vs Chapecoense: Head to head
This will be the first ever head to head encounter between the two sides.
Defensa y Justicia vs Chapecoense: Prediction
Defensa y Justicia have been enjoying a much better form, they will have the home court advantage and they have already knocked out a Brazilian team (Sao Paulo) in the first round of the competition.
The Argentines are thus clear favourites to gain the advantage after first leg and we’ll take the 4/6 odds offered on the home win with both hands.
Defensa y Justicia vs Chapecoense: Betting Tips
The top betting prediction will be Defensa y Justicia to win the match at the odds of 1.70 by Pinnacle.
The alternative bet is Defensa y Justicvia Over 1.5 Team Goals at 2.10.