Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia Predictions

Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia predictions for Friday Argentina Primeira Division clash at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. The hosts are looking to secure their sixth win in a row. Read on for all our free predictions and tips.

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Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia Predictions


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Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia: An Unpredictable Tango of Tactics in the Argentine Primera Division

Key Stats
– Godoy Cruz have maintained an impressive ten-game unbeaten run at home, with their last five home games resulting in victories.
– Defensa y Justicia’s star striker Nicolas Fernandez has scored a staggering 19 goals in 30 games this season.
– Godoy Cruz have won their last two matches against Defensa y Justicia with a scoreline of 2-1.

Godoy Cruz eagerly anticipates the arrival of Defensa y Justicia for their upcoming Argentine Primera Division clash this Friday at the Estadio Malvinas Argentinas. The host squad is on a mission to secure their sixth consecutive home triumph, while the visitors have their sights set on repeating their feat of back-to-back away victories for the fourth time this season.

A Contest of Resilience and Tenacity

Godoy Cruz have been on a robust five-match unbeaten streak across all competitions, most recently pulling off a 1-1 draw against Velez Sarsfield. Despite a late goal from Lautaro Giannetti that tipped the scales against them, Godoy’s Thomas Galdames scored the equaliser on the 74-minute mark, ensuring a draw even as a bench altercation resulted in a red card for the unused substitute Braian Salvareschi.


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The Mendoza team, led by Daniel Oldra, stands firm in seventh place in the Primera Division’s first phase, trailing Friday’s rivals, Defensa y Justicia, by a mere three points. Their home ground has been a fortress, with a ten-match unbeaten run and a commendable 14-3 aggregate score from their last five matches.

Interestingly, Godoy have had the upper hand in their last two encounters with Defensa, both ending in a 2-1 scoreline. Securing a victory this Friday will see Godoy draw level on points with Defensa, although a victory margin of four goals or more would be necessary for Godoy to surpass Defensa in goal difference.

Defensa’s Quest for Redemption

Defensa y Justicia, guided by Julio Vaccari, are equally steadfast, extending their unbeaten streak in all competitions to four matches with a nail-biting 2-2 draw at home against Lanus. Trailing by two goals with only 15 minutes to spare, a self-inflicted goal from Lautaro Morales and an 84th-minute equaliser from Nazareno Colombo shared the spoils in Buenos Aires.

Currently, Defensa hold the fifth spot in the league, but a win on Friday could see them overtake San Lorenzo for a coveted top-three position. However, their track record in Mendoza is a mixed bag, with a single victory, a loss, and two draws from their last four visits. They also approach this match on the back of two defeats in their last three away fixtures.

Team Analysis

Godoy will miss the services of top scorer Tadeo Allende, with six goals under his belt, due to a recent knee surgery. Additionally, Gianluca Ferrari and Nahuel Ulariaga remain on the sidelines recovering from ligament injuries, while Salvareschi serves his suspension. Despite these setbacks, Salomon Rodriguez will likely step up in Allende’s absence, supported by wingers Luciano Cingolani and Tomas Conechny.

On the Defensa side, coach Vaccari might be considering reshuffling his lineup following the draw with Lanus. Nicolas Tripichio is poised to take center stage, possibly replacing either Kevin Gutierrez or Rodrigo Bogarin, while Santiago Solari may replace Gabriel Alanis on the right wing. Defensa’s key player is undoubtedly striker Nicolas Fernandez, who boasts an impressive record of 19 goals in 30 games this season, including 12 in the top flight.


Looking ahead, this match promises to be a closely contested affair. Given Godoy Cruz’s strong home form and their recent track record against Defensa, the match could tip in their favour, although it’s unlikely to be a landslide victory. Therefore, a prediction of a 2-1 win for Godoy Cruz is a reasonable bet, as this has been the scoreline in their previous two encounters. Backing Godoy Cruz to win and both teams to score looks like an interesting proposition if you prefer to have a less risky betting option. 

As for the goal scorer market, given the absence of key forwards for Godoy, the responsibility will likely fall on Salomon Rodriguez, who is anticipated to lead the line for the home side. Nicolas Fernandez of Defensa is also a strong contender, considering his prolific form this season.


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