Colombia Categoria A
Apertura Matchday 5 of 20
Independiente Medellin vs America de Cali
Estadio Atanasio Girardot, Colombia
In the upcoming fixture of the Colombian Categoria A, Matchday 5, Independiente Medellin will take on America de Cali at the Estadio Atanasio Girardot. Going in the matchup, Independiente Medellin is struggling to make this season an eventful one, as it is yet to win a game. With just 2 points from 4 matches played, Medellin stands 17th in the points table standings. On the other hand, America de Cali finds itself in the top 5, with 2 wins and 7 points from 4 matches played. America de Cali and Independiente Medellin last played in November 2022 and Medellin won 2-1.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Independiente Medellin - Yet to Start Performing this Season (LLDDL)
Going in the matchup, Independiente Medellin’s previous season’s performance will be weighing on their shoulders, however, they are yet to perform. The runner-ups from the previous season will be feeling the heat and pressure for the upcoming home game. Against La Equidad, Diber Cambindo managed to score the only goal for Medellin in the 59th minute of play. Along with Cambindo, Luciano Pons will look to share the responsibility in the upcoming match against America de Cali. Medellin also dominates the head-to-head win stats from the last 15 matches played, winning 10. With 7 goals scored in the last 5 matches played, Medellin averages 1.4 goals per game.
Expected Opening Lineup for Independiente Medellin
Andrés Mosquera; Jonathan Marulanda, Jhon Palacios, Andrés Cadavid, Yulián Gómez; Andrés Ricaurte, Daniel Torres, Edwuin Cetré, Felipe Pardo, Andrés Ibargüen; Luciano Pons.
America de Cali - Coming off a Draw Against La Equidad (DWWLD)
Going in the matchup, America de Cali is coming off a draw against La Equidad (1-1), in which Carlos Darwin Quintero scored the equalizer juts before the half-time whistle. Going in the matchup, America de Cali is likely to press on with the unchanged 3-4-3 formation. Suarez, Quintero, and Falque will be leading the attack, causing problems for Medellin. In the last game against La Equidad, America de Cali secured a 62% possession with 4 shots on target. Hence, America de Cali is likely to continue with its natural gameplay. With 9 goal scored in the last three matches played, America de Cali averages 3 goals per game.
Expected Opening Lineup for America de Cali
Diego Novoa; Kevin Andrade, John García, Brayan Córdoba; Esneyder Mena, Franco Leys, Luis Alejandro Paz, Andrés Sarmiento; Iago Falqué, Facundo Suárez, Darwin Quintero.
Expert Betting Tips
It is probable that the David Gonzalez would deploy all of his resources on the pitch in an effort to go out for the three points after team's challenging start in 2023 and its unrelenting chase of success. The América team, on the other hand, is improving and won't give up at the Atanasio. In addition, Darwin Quintero, a crucial talent is capable to flipping the game instantly. Hence, I am predicting either America de Cali to win or the match to end in a draw (1-1).
- Double Chance - Draw or America de Cali for 1.53
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 1.87
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.61