Deportivo Cali vs Atletico Junior
Date: Friday, 14th July 2017
Kick-off at 1:45 UK/ 2:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Deportivo Cali.
It is a battle between Colombian sides in Copa Sudamericana when Deportivo Cali play hosts to Atletico Junior on Thursday evening.
Deportivo Cali defeated Sportivo Luqueno from Paraguay on away goal rule to reach the round of 16 of the competitions. It was a 1-0 win at home which helped them get the better of a 2-1 away defeat. Meanwhile, Junior are playing their first game in this season’s Copa Sudamericana.
Cali finished 6th in the domestic league last season and booked their tickets to the championship play-offs. They went as far as the finals, where their journey came to and end with a heavy 5-1 defeat to arch rivals Atletico Nacional. On the other hand, Atletico Junior missed the play-offs after finishing at 12 spot, 8 points behind Cali.
Both teams are coming on the back of some excellent form. Cali started their 2017 league campaign with a 4-2 home win, while Junior bagged a 3-0 win on the same day.
Deportivo Cali haven’t lost a home match since the 2-1 defeat to Independiente Medellin on 2008. This is an intimidating stat for any visiting team.
Atletico Junior do have some troubles in away trips. They did pick wins in their last three away games in all competitions. However, this came on the backend of a 7 match win-less run which includes 5 losses.
Deportivo Cali vs Atletico Junior: Head-to-head
Home team dominates the clashes between these two teams. The last 7 duels were all won by the team playing at home. Moreover, an away team haven’t won in 20 matches since 2008. Only 4 of those games ended in draws.
At home, Cali are on a 11 match unbeaten run against Junior, with 8 wins and 3 draws. Meanwhile, Junior managed just 1 win in their last 18 visits to Cali. They lost 12 and drew in 5.
Deportivo Cali vs Atletico Junior: Prediction
The head-to-head stats and the home record clearly indicates that this match will easily tip towards Deportivo Cali.
Atletico Junior’s away record is far from impressing, having won 5 times in 25 outings.
Deportivo Cali vs Atletico Junior: Bet Tips
FT – Deportivo Cali to win at 1.91 by Betway.