Newells Old Boys vs Defensa y Justicia
Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2018
Kick-Off at 00:15 UK / 01:15 CET
Venue: Estadio Marcelo Alberto Bielsa (Rosario).
Defensa y Justicia are enjoying a fabulous form at the start of the new Superliga campaign. They won six and drew three of nine games so far in the season and sit comfortably at second place of the league ladder at the moment. Leaders Racing Club are five points away, but Defensa have two games on them given they are well on pace to challenge the title this term.
The visitors will have a nice chance to keep the splendid form going on Monday evening when they travel to Rosario to take on Newell’s Old Boys in the last game of the Matchday. Newell’s lost two on the bounce in all competitions and they hold the 18th place after 11 rounds in Superliga.
The team led by Omar De Felippe suffered a massive blow when they fell 1-2 to bitter local rivals Rosario Central in the regional derby in Copa Argentina quarter-final two weeks ago. The loss was expectedly followed by another failure in the league as table-toppers Racing were too strong last weekend.
Newells Old Boys vs Defensa y Justicia Head-to-head
The head to head record also completely favours the visitors here.
Defensa y Justicia won four of last five meetings with Los Leprosos.
Interestingly, all five head to head games ended with the same 1-0 scoreline.
Newells Old Boys vs Defensa y Justicia Prediction
We see a fantastic value in the 2.50 odds offered for the away win here. Defensa y Justicia are doing really well this season and they will head into this off the back of five consecutive wins in the league. They were unlucky to lose on the away goal rule to Junior in the Copa Sudamericana quarter-final recently, but managed to rebound from such failure with subsequent domestic wins.
Newell’s, on the other side, lost three of last four matches across competitions. They can be a tough nut to crack in front of the home crowd where they won three on the bounce in Superliga, but they had very little success in the history of matches against Defensa y Justicia. The alternative pick will obviously be Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.50.
Newells Old Boys vs Defensa y Justicia: Bet Tips
Defensa y Justicia to win @ 2.50 (6/4)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.50 (1/2).