The Argentine League is back after an actionless weekend due to the legislative elections. Boca Juniors take on Defensa y Justicia at La Bombonera Stadium today on Matchday 11 of the 2021 Liga Profesional aiming to pick up where they left off. Here, check out everything there is to know about this game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
The Xeneizes' form has been completely turned around by interim manager and club legend Sebastian Battaglia, who took over Miguel Angel Russo. Boca are out of the Copa Libertadores, so their eyes will be on the domestic prize.
The Halcon, on the other hand, have lacked consistency in the tournament although they carry a five-game unbeaten streak. Will the reigning Copa Sudamericana champions get a result in La Bombonera?
Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: La Bombonera, Buenos Aires
Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Boca Juniors have won three out of their last four league games, including a dramatic victory against Rosario Central last weekend. Battaglia has managed to reverse the team's fortunes following Russo's departure, but Boca still have plenty of work to do in the competition.
Defensa y Justicia have been in the limelight at the beginning of the year when they lifted the Copa Sudamericana against all odds. Several months later, they are struggling to win consistently. On Matchday 10, they dropped two points against Central Cordoba due to a late equalizer.
This will be the eighth time these two sides face off in the Argentine first division. Boca Juniors were dominant with five triumphs, while Defensa y Justicia emerged victorious just once, and they shared the points on another occasion.
Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia: Liga Profesional 2021 Standings
After ten rounds of action, these two are very close to each other in the standings. Boca Juniors are currently 10th with 14 points, while Defensa y Justicia are 12th just one point shy of the Xeneize.
Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia: Liga Profesional 2021 Top Scorers
Boca Juniors' leading goalscorer in the 2021 Liga Profesional is academy player Luis Vazquez, who found the net twice. Meanwhile, Francisco Pizzini is Defensa y Justicia's top scorer with three goals.
How to watch or live stream Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia in the US
The game to be played between Boca Juniors and Defensa y Justicia on Matchday 11 of the 2021 Argentine Liga Profesional will be broadcast in the US by Paramount+, PrendeTV, and TyC Sports Internacional.
Boca Juniors vs Defensa y Justicia: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers in the US have already placed their bets for this game. Unsurprisingly, FanDuel sees Boca Juniors as heavy favorites with odds of -130, while Defensa y Justicia have +360, and a tie would result in a +230 payout.
|Defensa y Justicia||+360|
* Odds via FanDuel