Universitario vs Defensa y Justicia Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips (13/05/21)

The Copa Libertadores hasn't been a pleasant experience for Peruvian outfit Universitario as yet. Can they grab their first win in the competition by beating Defensa y Justicia? Find out with our Universitario vs Defensa y Justicia match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Universitario vs Defensa y Justicia: Our picks

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More misery for Universitario

Universitario might have found a bit of form in their domestic season of late with three wins on the bounce but they look out of their depth in the Copa Libertadores. So far, they've played three, lost three and haven't looked like getting their first result either. Defensa y Justica are hardly flying with three losses in a row but they will still arrive in Peru in good spirits after tucking their hosts up 3-0 when they last met just a matter of weeks ago. It would be an almighty turn up for the books if Universitario can get a win.

Defensa y Justica to bag at least a couple of goals

Don't worry about the fact Defensa y Justica haven't won in three games. When it comes to the Copa Libertadores their from is okay with four points from the three matches played so far. We've already touched on their 3-0 win when they faced Universitario last time but it's Universitario's defensive record that gives us confidence in our prediction; they've shipped 10 goals in their trio of matches with each fixture seeing a minimum of three goals conceded.

Over 2.5 goals – surely?

If our last prediction didn't make it clear that Universitario are susceptible to shipping goals then let us push that point again; they've conceded 10, yes TEN, goals in their three games so far. Their game average for goals sits at 4.0. Defensa y Justica aren't shy of a goal or two either with a Copa Libertadores average of 2.7 per match. Then there is the broader form of both sides to consider; Four of Universitario's last five games have been over the 2.5 mark with Defensa y Justica going beyond it on three of the last five occasions.

Universitario vs Defensa y Justicia: All your pre-match info

Universitario to face another hammering?

The Copa Libertadores might be the pinnacle of South American football but it is turning into a nightmare for Universitario as they risk elimination from the group as early as this match. For Defensa y Justica, this match is unlikely to define whether or not they qualify for the next round but a win would at least book them a ticket to the Copa Sudamericana; that's not a bad safety net to have in place at game four.

Quickfire questions on Universitario vs Defensa y Justicia

Universitario vs Defensa y Justicia Prediction

  • What stadium is hosting the game? – Estadio Monumental
  • What time does the match KO? – 3 AM GMT
  • What nationality is the referee? – Colombian