Defensa y Justicia have a new opportunity of making history in the Recopa Sudamericana 2021 against Palmeiras today. The two champions of the CONMEBOL tournaments in 2020 - which ended in 2021 due to the pandemic - will face each other in the first leg in Argentina. The return leg will be played on April 14 at the Estadio Nacional de Brasília, in Brazil. Here, find out how to watch the game in the US, information, storylines, predictions, and odds.
The underdog team from Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires, impressed everyone in world soccer with their unexpected Copa Sudamericana triumph a few months ago. Well, to Argentine soccer enthusiasts the Halcón's triumph wasn't a big surprise, as they had an amazing rise since their promotion to the top-flight in 2014. However, they have another huge challenge upfront.
The 'Verdao' claimed South America's greatest prize with a dramatic goal in added time, and they will be looking to recover in this two-game final after showing a bad performance in the Club World Cup. Brazilian giants will also have the advantage of defining the series at home.
Defensa y Justicia vs Palmeiras: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Time: 8:30 PM (ET)
Location: Norberto Tomaghello stadium, Florencio Varela, Buenos Aires
Defensa y Justicia vs Palmeiras: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:30 PM
CT: 7:30 PM
MT: 6:30 PM
PT: 5:30 PM
Defensa y Justicia vs Palmeiras: Storylines
Defensa y Justicia are currently sixth in Group B of the Argentine Copa de la Liga Profesional, and they struggled recently. Things have changed a bit for the Halcón since the Sudamericana win a few months ago, as former boss Hernán Crespo moved to Sao Paulo after lifting the title. Sebastián Beccacece returned for his third stint in charge of the first team, and his team had ups and downs so far.
On the other hand, the Copa Libertadores reigning champions head to this clash after a short hiatus in the Paulista tournament. It would have been better for Palmeiras to have more games under their belt before this meeting, but this still is a big opportunity for them to prove their force in South America once again.
How to watch or live stream Defensa y Justicia vs Palmeiras in the US
The CONMEBOL Recopa game to be played between Defensa y Justicia and Palmeiras will be broadcasted in the US by beIN SPORTS CONNECT, beIN SPORTS en Español, and beIN SPORTS.
Defensa y Justicia vs Palmeiras: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US haven't made their predictions yet, but it would be safe to say that the Brazilian team is the favorite for this clash. According to Caliente, Palmeiras have odds of +140, while Defensa y Justicia have odds of +225. A tie would result in a +200 payout.