Colombia Categoria A
Apertura Matchday 1 of 20
Club Millonarios vs Deportivo Pasto
Estadio Nemésio Camacho - El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia
In the upcoming fixture of the Colombia Categoria Primera A, Club Millonarios will take on Deportivo Pasto at the Estadio Nemésio Camacho - El Campín in Bogota. The two competing sides will take on each other in the rescheduled Matchday 1 fixture, making the contest more interesting and competitive. The two teams will be looking to secure the three important win points, which is why the upcoming matchup is likely to extract the best out of the two teams. According to the table standings of today, Deportivo Pasto stands 6th with 4 wins and 13 points from 8 matches played. Just below them is Millonarios, with 3 wins and 11 points from 6 matches played so far in the contest. Millonarios and Pasto last played each other in July 2022, and the match ended in a draw (1-1).
Talking about the head-to-head matchup between the two, Millonarios has won three and drawn a match from the last 4 played against Deportivo Pasto. Moreover, the game total was over 2.5 goals in just 2 of the 4 matches.
Club Millonarios - Coming off a Draw Against Rionegro Aguilas (DLDDW)
Going in the matchup, Millonarios is coming off a draw against Rionegro Aguilas (2-2) and a defeat against Atletico MG (3-1) in Copa Libertadores Qualification final. In the last game against Rionegro, Luis Paredes and Fernando Uribe scored goals in the first 16 minutes of play. However, Millonarios failed to capitalize on the lighting start and conceded two goals in the next 10 minutes of play. Millonarios averages 1.30 goals in the last 10 home fixtures, which is why they are expected to score at least a goal. In comparison to the scoring average, Millonarios conceding average has remained at just 0.90 goals in the last 10 home matches. With the likes of Leonardo Castro, Daniel Giraldo, and David Silva in the lineup, Millonarios will be looking to execute their best play at home.
Expected Opening Lineup for Club Millonarios
Álvaro Montero; Elvis Perlaza, Andrés Llinás, Juan Pablo Vargas, Omar Bertel; Daniel Giraldo, Larry Vásquez, Oscar Cortés, David Mackalister, Daniel Cataño; Fernando Uribe.
Deportivo Pasto - Coming off a Win Against Deportivo Cali (WWLLD)
After losing two back-to-back matches, Deportivo Pasto did manage to strike back, and register wins against Once Caldas (0-1) and Deportivo Cali (2-1). In the last outing against Cali, Edwar Lopez scored the equalizer, and then Cristian Tovar and Daniel Moreno managed to clear the defense of Cali and scored the important goal, making it 2-1. In the last 10 away matches, Deportivo Pasto has scored at an average of 1.10 goals, which is quite similar to Millonarios. However, their conceding average is 1.60, which is slightly higher. Therefore, Pasto will have to initiate the best defensive strategy in order to limit Millonarios’ attackers. For Pasto, Edwar Lopez leads the goal-scoring count with 4 goals.
Expected Opening Lineup for Deportivo Pasto
Diego Martínez; Gilberto García, Cristian Tovar, Jesús Figueroa, Christian Mafla; Juan Camilo Roa, Didier Pino, Camilo Ayala; Adrián Estacio, Joffre Escoba, Edwar López.
Expert Betting Tips
Club Millonarios haven’t lost any of its last 6 matches played at home. Hence, I am expecting a draw (1-1), even though Pasto has conceded 2 or more goals in 5 of its last 10 away matches. Moreover, Pasto is coming off back-to-back wins, which is why the momentum is likely to be equally balanced between the two sides.
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 2.16
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.66
- Full Time Result - Draw for 3.50