Union de Santa failed to be more creative last time out on the road to Newells Old Boys when they lost the match with a close 1:0 result, showing very little in the front to be more competitive.
Overly looking, it was a pretty passive encounter, but the hosts proved to be a bit sharper with the ball and scored the only one in this clash over Perez back in the 50th minute.
Union de Santa Fe is currently at the 15th spot in Liga Profesional, too far away from the promotional leading spot.
The hosts will miss midfielder Canete (12/0) plus defender Gissi (8/0) due to injuries for this one.
Defensa continued their positive run in their last home appearance against underdogs from Rosario Central when they appeared quite confident and recorded a convincing 3:0 victory.
They had a double lead after only twelve minutes of play, generally appearing much better during the first part, and even though a more balanced play was seen in the continuation, the host’s sharpness was at an enviable level, as they confirmed their victory with another one score in the 59th minute.
Defensa occupies the 5th spot in the general rankings, having twelve points less compared to the leaders from River Plate.
Defender Cardona (4/0) and midfielder Ortiz (3/0) are both out injured for the guests.
Head to Head matches
02.05.21 Defensa y Justicia vs Union de Santa Fe 0 : 1
13.12.20 Union de Santa Fe vs Defensa y Justicia 1 : 3
04.08.19 Union de Santa Fe vs Defensa y Justicia 2 : 1
31.03.19 Defensa y Justicia vs Union de Santa Fe 1 : 1
16.09.17 Defensa y Justicia vs Union de Santa Fe 1 : 3
Capable to respond
Even though Defensa is appearing more confident lately, I don’t think that they will have an easy job on the road to Union de Santa.
Like myself, the bookies also are predicting an evenly balanced clash, in which both sides can certainly be dangerous, and I see neither of them being successful in walking away with a clean sheet out of this one.