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Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia Predictions & Tips - Will COVID-19 outbreak hurt Defensa in the Copa Sudamericana?

  • Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia predictions for Tuesday’s Copa Sudamericana match
  • Semi-final first leg is being played at 11.30pm GMT in Asuncion, Paraguay
  • Match was rescheduled after 3 Defensa players tested positive for COVID-19
  • Coquimbo Unido have lost 4 of their last 5 matches
  • I am backing Defensa to win their 4th straight away match in the competition
  • Full match preview and betting tips
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Defensa y Justicia will take on Coquimbo Unido in Asuncion, Paraguay (Getty Images)

Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia Predictions


The Copa Sudamericana semi-final first leg match between Coquimbo Unido and Defensa y Justicia was called off just hours before kick-off on Thursday. Three players from the Argentine club tested positive for COVID-19.

The match has been rescheduled and will now take place in Asuncion, Paraguay, at 11.30pm GMT on Tuesday. 

Coquimbo Unido have lost four of their last five matches without scoring a goal. Defensa y Justicia have a superior squad and are in better form, but backing the Argentine club could be a dangerous play due to the uncertainty in their squad.

  • Coquimbo Unido have lost to nil in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Defensa y Justicia have won 5 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Defensa y Justicia have won their last 3 away matches (Copa Sudamericana).

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Coquimbo Unido and Defensa y Justicia.

Coquimbo Unido Form


Coquimbo Unido are in the relegation play-off position in the Chilean Primera Division. They have lost four of their last five matches in all competitions without scoring a goal.

Juan José Ribera’s side got past Junior in the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals. Coquimbo won 2-1 in Colombia before a 1-0 loss in the second leg at home.

Coquimbo Unido returned to the Primera Division with two home defeats, 3-0 against O'Higgins and 1-0 against Deportivo Antofagasta. They won 1-0 at Huachipato last time out with Lautaro Palacios scoring the winner.

Coquimbo Unido Injuries & Team News


Coquimbo Unido centre back Raúl Osorio lasted 9 minutes against Huachipato and is doubtful.

Defensa y Justicia Form


Defensa y Justicia have won five of their last seven matches in all competitions. They advanced past Bahia in the Copa Sudamericana quarter-finals after a 3-2 win in Brazil and 1-0 win in Argentina.

Hernán Crespo’s side then drew 1-1 at Lanus before two straight home wins. Defensa beat Estudiantes 2-1 in the Copa de la Superliga and Rosario Central 2-1 in the Liga Profesional Argentina.

Defensa y Justicia lost 3-0 at Rosario Central in their latest match, a poor result against the group leaders.

Defensa y Justicia Injuries & Team News


The players that tested positive for COVID-19 have been revealed as wingers Washington Camacho, Francisco Pizzini and left back Rafael Delgado.

Expect Eugenio Isnaldo to start of the left wing, Braian Romero to start on the right wing and Emanuel Brítez to start at left back.

Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia Tips FAQ

What is the Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia best bet?

Coquimbo Unido have lost to nil in 4 of their last 5 matches and Defensa y Justicia have won 5 of their last 7 matches. Defensa y Justicia to win is the best bet.

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Where is Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia being played?

Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia is being played in Asuncion, Paraguay.

When is Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia being played?

Coquimbo Unido vs Defensa y Justicia is being played at 11.30pm GMT on Tuesday 12 January 2021.

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Verdict

Coquimbo Unido are on a poor run of form and struggling to score. The rescheduling of this match from Chile to Paraguay casts uncertainty over this match.

Defensa y Justicia shortened from 2.00 to 1.61 to win this match. Many bookmakers have temporarily removed markets such as total goals and BTTS.

Defensa have options to replace their missing players. With the extra time to prepare and Coquimbo losing home advantage, I am sticking with the Argentine club.

Best Bet: Defensa y Justicia Win Full Time Result @-163.93 at BetMGM - 3 Units

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