Defensa y Justicia – America De Cali : Preview & Prediction
Defensa y Justicia and America de Cali play in a game of the South American Bridgestone Cup (Round 1). These two teams have never faced each other before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor could play a decisive role, since the America of Cali has presented differences of income in its games at home and as a visitor.
Defense and Justice Analysis
The home team plays their first match in this edition of the South American Bridgestone Cup with the intention of taking advantage of the home factor to achieve a positive result. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches has recorded 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 18 conceded, against 8 victories , 3 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 27 goals scored and 18 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a home win with Chacarita Juniors by (4-2). Defensa y Justicia won 4, drew 3 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. The team allowed their opponents to score in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has scored regularly as they have managed to make it 8 out of the last 10 games.
The Defensa y Justicia enters the field for that game a little more relieved after having managed to rediscover the path of victory, thus ending a sequence of five consecutive defeats. At the time, the team received Chacarita Juniors before their fans in a very busy game, where he had a great offensive action and managed to leave the field with three more points for the Argentine Championship, where he now occupies the thirteenth place. The team hopes that this result could give more confidence for the debut in the Copa Sudamericana, against the Colombians of the America of Cali. In the last edition of this continental tournament, in 2017, the Argentine team was eliminated in the second phase, Chapecoense. For that duel, the coach is likely to keep the team in the 4-2-3-1 or 3-4-3, with Miranda in the midfield.
Analysis of the America of Cali
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the South American Bridgestone Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 3 wins, 9 draws and 3 losses as a visitor, with a total of 7 goals scored and 8 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses, with a total of 21 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera División, tied with Tolima at home by (1-1). In the last 10 games as a visitor America de Cali has won 4, drawn 5 and lost 1. His attack has regularly scored, as he has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games. In their away games there is a tendency towards few goals, since 17 of their last 31 games finished with Less than 1,5 goals and 20 in 31 finished with Less than 2.5 goals.
America de Cali plays their sixth appearance in 2018, but only the third of an official character, since their first three matches were only friendly, having won all of them. The team seems to have a good time, since it has been unbeaten for six games, accumulating in that period four victories and two draws. His last confrontation ended tied in 1×1, against Tolima, valid for the Colombian Championship, where now occupies the sixth position, being still undefeated in the competition. This game marks the return of Cali’s America to the South American Cup, after ten years away from it. His last participation in this continental tournament occurred in 2008, when he was eliminated by Botafogo in the second phase. The 4-4-2 has been the standard tactical system used by coach Jorge da Silva, who will probably keep Valencia as a reference in the attack.
Defensa y Justicia – America De Cali : Betting Tips
Defensa y Justicia – Win Odds: 1.75
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70