Sports Mole previews Monday’s Argentina Primera Division clash between Godoy Cruz and Defensa y Justicia, including predictions, team news and possible line-ups.
Godoy Cruz and defense and justice will face off in the fourth round of Argentina’s Primera Division 2022 at Estadio Malvinas on Sunday.
The teams didn’t have the best start to the new season and both will try to pick up all three points this season.
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Godoy Cruz was beaten away for the third straight game in a row at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito after a 1-0 defeat by Rosario Central on Thursday.
The game was balanced until the last 10 minutes, after which a late penalty failed Gaspar Servo place Rodolfo Diego Flores‘s men to the sword.
With three points from as many games this season, El Bodeguero currently sits 19th in the league table and is in desperate need of a pick-me-up.
Next up is the challenge of a rival team who have lost just one of the last eight meetings between teams dating back to 2014.
That only defeat, however, came in the last clash in September, when the hosts celebrated a 2-1 win over the away side on Monday.
Defensa y Justicia clinched their third straight win in a 1-1 draw against Huracan at the Estadio Norberto Tito Tomaghello on Wednesday.
Sebastian BeccaceIn the 17th minute, the men of the World Cup opened the top scorer Carlo Rotondibut they were pegged back in the middle of the first half by Franco Cristaldo.
El Halcon currently sits 21st in the league table, level on points with their next opponents who play in Mendoza on Monday.
After failing to win their last four away games in all competitions, the Buenos Aires side set about claiming a rare away win and boosting their league campaign.
Form of Godoy Cruz’s Argentine Primera Division:
Form of Godoy Cruz (all competitions):
Form of the Argentine Primera Division of Defensa y Justicia:
Form Defensa y Justicia (all competitions):
Adonis Frias is a big doubt for the latter after being sent off with an injury just 12 minutes after Defensa’s last game against Huracan.
Now 28 years old Franz Pizzini is available again after serving a one-game ban in the above game.
Godoys Nestor Breitenbruch is not eligible as he is suspended for being sent off against Rosario.
The hosts also have to do without the services of the defender Leonel Gonzalezwho will miss a fourth game due to a muscle problem.
Godoy Cruz possible starting line-up:
Rodriguez; Meli, Ortiz, Ferrari, Barrios, Lopez; Bullaude, Acevedo, Abrego; Rodriguez, Ojeda
Defensa y Justicia possible starting line-up:
unclean; Tripichio, Cardona, Colombo, Soto; Loaiza, Gutierrez; Duarte, Bou, Rotondi; Fernandez
We say: Godoy Cruz 1:0 Defensa y Justicia
As the league table suggests, there is little separating the teams ahead of this one and we expect a close affair. However, we also bet on the home team to narrowly defeat their guests and ultimately get all three points.
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