Defensa y Justicia vs Coquimbo Unido Predictions
Defensa y Justicia have a firm advantage in the Copa Sudamericana semi-final second leg against Coquimbo Unido. After securing a 0-0 draw in the rescheduled first leg in Paraguay, the Argentine club should be too strong at home and progress to the final.
- Defensa y Justicia have won their last 3 home matches (all competitions).
- Defensa y Justicia have won 5 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
- Coquimbo Unido have lost to nil in 4 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
- Coquimbo Unido have failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
Head to Head
The first match played between Coquimbo Unido and Defensa y Justicia was in the first leg on Tuesday.
The match was postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Defensa squad and moved from Chile to Paraguay. Defensa had 63% possession and 8-2 shots in a 0-0 draw.
Defensa y Justicia Form
Defensa y Justicia have won five of their last eight 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 recorded two straight home wins to end 2020. 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 against group leaders Rosario Central away from home.
Defensa then planned to take on Coquimbo Unido in Chile in the Copa Sudamericana semi-final first leg. After three players tested positive for COVID-19, the match was moved to Paraguay that ended in a 0-0 draw in a match they dominated.
They have a home match against Aldosivi on Thursday in which Crespo is expected to play a second string side and keep his stars fresh to take on Coquimbo.
Defensa y Justicia Injuries & Team News
The players that tested positive for COVID-19 were revealed as wingers Washington Camacho, Francisco Pizzini and left back Rafael Delgado.
Crespo started with a back three formation in Paraguay but he could switch to back four for the second leg.
Coquimbo Unido Form
Coquimbo Unido are in the relegation play-off position in the Chilean Primera Division. They have lost four of their last six 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 to advance on away goals.
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 with Lautaro Palacios scoring the winner.
Coquimbo’s Copa Sudamericana semi-final first leg against Defensa was moved to Paraguay after a COVID-19 outbreak in the opposition squad. They lost home advantage with the match moved to Paraguay that ended in a 0-0 draw.
Coquimbo Unido Injuries & Team News
Coquimbo Unido centre back Raúl Osorio lasted 9 minutes against Huachipato but started in the first leg and should start again in Argentina.