Godoy Cruz will take on Defensa y Justicia in an Argentine Primera Division fixture at Estadio Malvinas on Sunday. Both teams haven’t had the best of starts to their domestic campaign, and will be aiming to earn a victory and get some momentum. Godoy suffered a 1-0 loss against Rosario Central in their previous match, while the visitors played out a 1-1 draw against Huracan in their last outing. After completing three rounds of fixtures, both teams have picked up just three points. Godoy registered one victory and two defeats while Defensa recorded three draws.
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The defeat against Rosario Central on Thursday was Godoy Cruz’ third defeat on the run at the Estadio Gigante de Arroyito. In the 84th minute, Gasper Servio netted the lone goal of the match from the penalty spot. El Bodeguero started the second phase of the domestic season with a 2-1 loss at Platense before defeating Racing Club 2-0 at home. With three points from as many games, Rodolfo Diego Flores’s side are languishing at the 19th spot in the league table and need to quickly get themselves back to winning ways.
Defense y Justicia on the other hand, played out their third consecutive share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw against Huracan at the Estadio Norberto Tito Tomaghello on Wednesday. The home side took the lead through Carlos Rotondi in the 17th minute before Franco Cristaldo equalised for Huracan, five minutes later, to share the points. Sebastian Beccacece’s side are 21st in the standings, level on points with their next opponents heading into Monday’s clash in Mendoza. El Halcon are winless in their last four away games in all competitions and will be hoping to record a rare victory on road and kickstart their league campaign.
Godoy’s Nestor Breitenbruch, who received a red card against Rosari is suspended for Monday’s match, while Leonel Gonzalez is sidelined with a muscle injury. As for Defensa, Adonis Frias is a huge doubt for this one after suffering an injury against Versus Huracan. Meanwhile Francisco Pizzini is available after serving a one-match ban in the aforementioned game.
Godoy Cruz possible line-up: Rodriguez; Meli, Ferrari, Ortiz, Barrios, Lopez; Bullaude, Acevedo, Abrego; Rodriguez, Ojeda
Defensa y Justicia possible line-up: Unsain; Tripichip, Cardona, Colombo, Soto; Gutierrez, Loaiza; Duarte, Bou, Rotondi; Fernandez
The Argentine Primera Division encounter between Godoy Cruz vs Defensa y Justicia will take place at Estadio Malvinas and it will kickoff at 1:00 am IST on June 21, Tuesday.
The Argentine Primera Division matches are televised on different networks in various countries. In Argentina, these matches are shown on Televisión Pública, ESPN, ESPN Premium and TNT Sports.