Independiente Medellin will be traveling down to Stadium Palogrande in Manizales to play against Once Caldas in hopes of rising higher on the Clausura League table. Once Caldas lost their last match away to Allianza Petrolera (2-1) while Independiente Medellin had a convincing victory against Bucaramanga (2-0).
Betting tips and odds provided below.
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Once Caldas (LDDDW)
Once Caldas was not able to salvage any point when they visited Estadio Daniel Villa Zapata to play against Allianza Petrolera in round 14 of the league games. Petrolera scored two first half goals to seal the game. The first goal came in the 22nd minute following a corner kick. The corner was flicked with a headed pass by Edwin Torres towards the back post where Royscer Colpa shot from a difficult angle into the bottom left corner with his right foot. Diego Valdes hit the woodwork in the 45th minute. The ball was recycled by Allianza Petrolera again and a well worked attack ended up with Efrain Nevarro finding the back of the net with a right footed shot. Edwin Torres also grabbed his second assist of the night. Once Caldas looked to hit back in the second half and immediately scored just two minutes after the restart. Dayron Moreno was the goal scorer thanks to a headed pass from Fainer Neither team was able to score a goal from there going forward. Once Caldas have now won just one of their previous five games, losing one and drawing three. They've scored and conceded five goals each.
Independiente Medellin (WDDDW)
Independiente Medellin won Bucaramanga in the last league game 2-0. The first goal came just 14 minutes into the game. Jose Ortiz swung in a corner and center back Joaquin Varela rose highest to head it into the back of the net. Bucaramanga made a few changes to start the second half but conceded a PK in the 52nd minute. Edwin Cetre made no mistake and scored the PK by placing it in the top left corner. Things got worse for Bucaramanga in the 68th minute when Stevenson Jerez got sent off for violent conduct. Independiente Medellin held 63% of the possession in the second half and attempted a whopping 11 shots, limiting Bucaramanga to just four! Independiente have not lost any of their last five matches, winning two and drawing three. They have scored seven goals and conceded four across the five games.
Extra Betting Tips
Independiente Medellin stand as favorites to win the fixture. They are currently third on the Primera A Clausura table with 25 points from 14 matches. They are unbeaten in the last 5 away games and have an 12 game unbeaten run across all competitions. On the other hand, Once Caldas have 16 points in 14 games and are ranked 14th on the Clausura table.