Stadium: Deportivo Cali.
In the first round of the Copa Libertadores, Colombia's Deportivo Cali will face Argentina's Boca Juniors. Despite the factor of the field, the bookmakers are on the side of Argentine. Deportivo is off to a poor start to the season, unlike the Genoese, who are in the top zone the Copa de la Liga Profesional group.Get Your Registration Bonus!
After losses to América de Cali and Bucaramanga, Deportivo Cali played three matches in the Categoría Primera A, two of which ended in a draw and one victory over Cortulua. After 14 rounds in the Colombian championship, Deportivo Cali is on the 18th position, just three points behind Union Magdalena, the outsider. Deportivo's home statistics are only 17th in the Colombian league - two wins, two draws and three losses, on a goal difference of 7:9. It's not that Deportivo is in bad shape. We doubt that such a tone is enough for a positive result in a match against one of the strongest teams in South America.
In March and April, Boca Juniors played five matches in the Copa de la Liga Profesional, winning three, drawing and losing once. They fell to Atlético Huracan, played in a tie with Arsenal Sarandi and won over Central Cordoba, Estudiantes and River Plate. The results are great, and the 10 points scored helped Boca Juniors move up to third place in Group B. The Genoese are now second to the group leader, Tigre, only on goal difference. Boca Juniors have the best away statistics in the group, three wins and one draw in four games, with a goal difference of 6:3.
Expert Betting Tips
Deportivo Cali is off to a poor start this season and we dont think that the Colombians can beat Boca Juniors, even at home. A draw in the opening round of the Copa Libertadores group stage may well satisfy the Argentinians. The tournament is long enough and the Genoese do not need to win right away. The Colombian game won't be a many goals affair.
So, a draw is a realistic option. Deportivo is extremely unlikely to lose at the very start while it is important for Boca Juniors to earn at least one point from Colombia.
The last match played in Colombia between Deportivo and Boca Juniors ended in a nil-nil draw. We will not be surprised if the upcoming meeting ends with the same score. The Colombians have problems with shooting, the hosts have scored in only two of their last five matches. We hope Boca Juniors may very well settle for a goalless draw.
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