Deportivo Cali vs Bolivar
Date: Thursday, 19 July 2018
Kick-Off at 01:45 UK
Venue: Estadio Deportivo Cali (Cali).
In the first leg clash of the Round of 16 in Copa Sudamericana, Deportivo Cali are going to host Bolivar.
The hosts successfully skipped the first round after eliminating Uruguayan side Danubio and now they are facing another tricky challenge.
Jose Sand and the lads finished as the 6th in the Colombian Apertura, but in the championship playoffs they couldn’t skip the first step as Atletico Nacional were better in the quarter-finals.
Deportivo Cali are playing excellent in front of the home crowd and they allowed only two defeats in the finish of the season.
Bolivar didn’t have a successful campaign in the Bolivian Apertura as they finished on the 4th place. They entered the playoffs from the 2nd position, but were stopped in the semis by The Strongest in two very tight clashes.
Alfredo Arias’ side is well-known as very efficient team as they are forcing the attacking style of play while their defence did a good job this season.
However, when it comes to playing away from home, they are not too successful, and they managed to get back home with a win just two times last season.
Deportivo Cali vs Bolivar: Head-to-head
These two sides faced each other four times in their history and Bolivar are a bit more successful. Bolivian side celebrated two times, while the team from Colombia were better once. The visiting team haven’t managed to get back home with a win yet.
Deportivo Cali vs Bolivar: Prediction
The team which puts better home display will win this tie, so in this one Deportivo Cali are favourites and they should be able to book a victory. We’ll see if the Deportivo Cali are going to secure the advantage big enough for the calmer second leg match.
Their head to head clashes have been pretty efficient and as both sides are involved in high scoring matches, in this one we should be able to see at least three goals in total. The crowd should be able to enjoy a very exciting clash.
Deportivo Cali vs Bolivar: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.50
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.90.