Banfield and Defensa y Justicia face at Estadio Florencio Solá, in a match for the 10th round of the First Division. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there was 1 draw and 1 win for each team in the last 3 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 16-08-2014, for the First Division, which ended with the victory of Defensa y Justicia by (2-3). The goals of the match were scored by Santiago Salcedo (51 ‘) and E. Trinidad (80’), for Banfield, and E. Tellechea (14 ‘), B. Fernández (67’) and G. Servio (84 ‘Autogolo) , for the Defense and Justice. Despite being a match between 6 th and 14 th of the table, it is actually a match between the 13 th best team in home matches and the 9 th best in away matches.
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 6 th position, with 15 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against San Lorenzo, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Temperley, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 8 points in away matches, with 7 goals scored and 4 conceded, against 5 points won at their stadium, with 5 goals scored and 4 conceded. In the last 5 home league matches Banfield has a record of 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 8 points out of 15 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. The team usually has no problems opening the scoring: it scored the first goal in 7 of the last 9 matches for the First Division, of these 7 reached the break in advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 4 .
The Banfield managed to accumulate three victories in the first days of the Argentine championship, but after was not able to maintain the same performance and now only adds a victory in the last five days, although it has been unbeaten for four games. In his last match, he failed many passes, and despite having finished twice as many times as the opponent, showed no efficiency and bitter a goalless draw against his fans. As was evident on that day, whoever is guaranteeing the reasonable performance of the team is the defensive sector, which did not suffer goals in four games and appears among the top ten of the competition. One of the weaknesses of the club is the lack of precision in the change of passes, which influences the low average possession of the ball, thus facilitating the work of the opponent. It is likely that the coach keeps the team in the 4-2-2-2 or 4-4-2, with Sporle standing out from the left side.
Defensa y Justicia:
After 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses, the away team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 12 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Temperley, by (1-4). In the last match, they won in a home match against Lanús, by (3-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, with 7 goals scored and 7 conceded in away matches, against 9 goals scored and 8 conceded at home. In the last 4 away matches for the championship, Defensa y Justicia has 2 wins and 2 losses, so they have won 6 points out of 12 possible. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition. In 9 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback. In the last 7 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
The Defense and Justice has in this game the opportunity to conquer its second consecutive victory as visitor by the Argentine championship and thus arrive at its best sequence of positive results, since it would be its third consecutive victory, since it conquered the three points in its last confrontation before his hobby. On the occasion, he showed great quality in the change of passes and finished more than twice as many times as the opponent, in an optimal performance of the attack, beating Lanús. This good performance of the offensive sector has been confirmed throughout the competition, so much that currently has the best attack, behind Boca Juniors, being also the second most finalized. For this duel, the coach must keep the team in the 4-2-3-1 or 3-4-1-2, with highlight for Fernandez in the attack, which scored two goals in the last day.
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