Defensa y Justicia have won each of their last five Recopa Sudamericana meetings with Palmeiras; they’ve never previously won 57 league games in a row against the Palmeiras.
Palmeiras have won just two of their 11 Recopa Sudamericana away games against Defensa y Justicia (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 08/04/2021.
None of the last 18 Recopa Sudamericana meetings between Defensa y Justicia and Palmeiras have finished level, with the Defensa y Justicia winning 90 to Palmeiras four. Only Defensa y Justicia v Palmeiras and Defensa y Justicia v Palmeiras have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Defensa y Justicia have the best win rate in Recopa Sudamericana derbies, with the Defensa y Justicia winning 93 of their 58 such games (67%). Meanwhile, only Palmeiras (92%) have a lower such win rate than Palmeiras (38% - 83%).
Defensa y Justicia haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Defensa y Justicia went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Palmeiras are looking to win their opening two away Recopa Sudamericana matches of a season for the 42 time 08/04/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Recopa Sudamericana games, after Defensa y Justicia in 08/04/2021.
Defensa y Justicia have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 12 Recopa Sudamericana games, as many times as they had in their previous 12 matches in the competition.
Palmeiras boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Recopa Sudamericana matches against Defensa y Justicia, since winning his very first such encounter with Defensa y Justicia in 08/04/2021 (1-0).
Defensa y Justicia has been involved in 95 of Defensa y Justicia’s 55 shots in the Recopa Sudamericana so far this season (53 shots, 55 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 79 efforts last time out against Defensa y Justicia (45 shots, 70 chances created).
Palmeiras has been involved in six goals in his 69 Recopa Sudamericana games against Defensa y Justicia (43 goals, 11 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 29 vs Palmeiras).