Group F Matchday 5 of 6
Club Penarol vs Defensa y Justicia
Estadio Campeón del Siglo, Uruguay
In the upcoming fixture of Copa Sudamericana, Club Penarol will be up against Defensa y Justicia at the Estadio Campeón del Siglo in Uruguay. According to the current table standing of today, Penarol sits at the bottom of the points table with 4 in 4 defeats, whereas Defensa y Justicia stands 2nd with 3 wins and 9 points. The two last played a month back in Argentina, and Defensa won (4-1). Considering the result of the previous matchup, the upcoming matchup is likely to have Defensa starting more competent. Continue reading to find out more about the upcoming Sudamericana event.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Club Atletico Penarol - Has Lost Two Back to Back Matches (LLDWL)
Club Atletico Penarol couldn’t get going against La Luz (3-2) in the opening matchup of the Intermediate Round of the Uruguayan Primera Division. Cristoforo and Rodriguez scored goals for Penarol. However, the attack from La Luz in the last couple of matches dented Penarol. Moreover, the hosts also lost to Millonarios in the last Sudamericana outing, which is why the upcoming matchup is likely to have Penarol starting under reasonable pressure. Club Penarol has secured just a win in the last five matches played. Hence, the derailed match form is the reason why Defensa is likely to start as favorite. About the scoring, Penarol has scored 7 goals, averaging 1.40 goals per game. In contrast to the scoring average, Penarol has allowed 11 goals, averaging 2.20 goals per game. If Penarol manages to minimize the conceding average, it might be in with a chance of winning against Defensa y Justicia in Uruguay.
Expected Opening Lineup for Club Atletico Penarol
Thiago Cardozo; Pedro Milans, Hernán Menosse, Leo Coelho, Lucas Hernández; Kevin Mendez, Sebastian Rodriguez, Sebastian Cristóforo, Nicolás Rossi; Bruno Betancor; Matias Arezo.
Defensa y Justicia - Has Won Three Consecutive Matches in Sudamericana (DWLDD)
Moving forward in the contest, Defensa y Justicia is coming off a draw against Racing Club (1-1) in the recent fixture of the Argentine Primera Division. Despite winning just a possession of 38%, Gabriel Alanis scored the opening goal in the 38th minute with an assist made by David Barbona. Defensa y Justicia has produced 3 draws, a win, and a loss in the last five matches played. Carrying the unbeaten momentum of two matches forward, Defensa will be looking to make it four in four wins in the Sudamericana setting. Defensa y Justicia has scored and conceded 4 goals in the last three away matches.
Expected Opening Lineup for Defensa y Justicia
Ezequiel Unsaín; Agustin Sant’Anna, Julian Malatini, Tomás Cardona, Alexis Soto; Kevin Gutiérrez, Julián López; Gabriel Alanis, David Barbona, Gastón Togni; Nicolás Fernández.
Expert Betting Tips
With Penarol having no viable chances for qualifying in the next stage of the continental tournament, the upcoming matchup is likely to have Penarol playing with few new faces and rotations. On the other hand, Defensa has an average defense. However, the upcoming match against Penarol can give Julio Vaccari and his men to redeem themselves fully. Penarol has scored only 3 goals in 4 matches of Sudamericana. Therefore, I am backing Defensa y Justicia to win in a clean sheet. The match total is expected to be under 2.5 goals, and only Defensa to score.
- Defensa y Justicia to Win for 2.30
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.72
- Both Teams to Score - No for 1.928