Atletico Tucuman vs Defensa y Justicia prediction, odds & betting tips – 16/06/2024

Defensa y Justicia go in search of their first league win of the campaign away at Atletico Tucuman this weekend and we're bringing you our predictions for the game.

The hosts sit 17th in the Liga Profesional table after four games having secured five points, while their guests Defensa occupy 24th spot and have only managed to claim two points from a possible 12 this season.

Neither of these two sides are in good form and we're expecting a very close 90 minutes at the Estadio Monumental Presidente José Fierro.

Atletico Tucuman vs Defensa y Justicia prediction: Possible stalemate on the cards?

Key Stats

  • The hosts have drawn their last two matches in the Liga Profesional.
  • Defensa y Justicia have drawn three of their last five fixtures in all competitions.
  • Under 2.5 goals have been produced in four of Tucuman's last five outings.
  • Each of the visitors' last five matches have ended with fewer than three goals scored.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies backing a home win

  • HOME: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 13/4 (4.25) – 23.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Tucuman are the expected winner of this game with a probability of 50%, but we are predicting a tight and tense 90 minutes between the pair.

You can find all our predictions for today's games on our football betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: Defensa in front

Visiting Defensa y Justicia have won three, drawn one and lost one of their last five games against Atletico Tucuman in the Liga Profesional.

Argentina Liga Profesional 26/02/23

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

3
Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 22/10/22

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

3
Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 17/04/22

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

1
Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 24/11/21

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

0
Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

4

Argentina Copa de la Liga Profesional 08/05/21

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

5
Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

0

Atletico Tucuman preview: Without a win in last four

Tucuman made the trip to Velez Sarsfield last time out and managed to come away with a share of the spoils as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Both teams have scored in each of the hosts' last three fixtures and we're expecting more of the same this weekend when Defensa come to town.

Mateo Bajamich and Matei Coronel joint-top scores for Tucuman in 2024 with three league goals apiece.

Predicted lineup: Durso (GK), Infante, Flores, Lagos, Romero, Acosta, Tesuri, Pereyra, Sánchez, Coronel & Bajamich 

Argentina Liga Profesional 15/06/24

D

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

1

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 01/06/24

D

Velez Sarsfield

Velez Sarsfield

1

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 28/05/24

D

Platense

Platense

1

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Argentina Cup 23/05/24

L

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

2

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 19/05/24

L

CA Talleres de Cu00f3rdoba

CA Talleres de Cu00f3rdoba

2

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

0

Defensa y Justicia preview: Yet to win in the Liga Profesional

Defensa held Independiente to a goalless draw in the Liga Profesional to take Francisco Meneghini's side onto two points for the season.

The visitors are yet to win a game in the Liga Profesional but their defence has looked strong in the opening few fixtures and they just need to find their scoring touch.

Nicolas Fernandez has scored six league goals in 16 starts for Defensa y Justicia and the 28-year-old was on target in his last game against Gimnasia La Plata.

Predicted lineup: Fiermarín (GK), Aguilera, Tripichio, Cáceres, Ramos Mingo, Cannavo, Gutiérrez, Palavecino, López, Bogarín & Godoy 

Argentina Liga Profesional 15/06/24

D

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

Atlu00e9tico Tucumu00e1n

1

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

1

Argentina Liga Profesional 04/06/24

D

CA Independiente

CA Independiente

0

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

0

Copa Sudamericana 30/05/24

L

Cesar Vallejo

Cesar Vallejo

1

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 25/05/24

L

Newell's

Newell's

1

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

0

Argentina Liga Profesional 18/05/24

D

Gimnasia LP

Gimnasia LP

1

Defensa y Justicia

Defensa y Justicia

1

Player to watch – Nicolas Fernandez

Nicolas Fernandez is enjoying his second spell at Defensa y Justicia more than he did the first time around.

The Argentine striker scored eight league goals in both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 campaigns for Defensa but left to join San Lorenzo in 2020.

Will Defensa's top scorer find the back of the net again?

Following a disappointing spell away from Defensa, Fernandez re-joined the club in 2022 and last season he scored 13 times in 35 outings in the league alone.

We're backing Fernandez to play well against Tucuman this weekend should he return to the starting lineup following injury.


A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time betting tips writer for a few years. Following that, James joined Football Whispers in December 2020 and has been a permanent fixture ever-since, currently covering the Premier League amongst other things