Junior – Deportes Tolima SOCCER PICKS
Junior and Deportes Tolima meet at Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez, in a match for the 13 th round of the First A. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat in the last 8 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 22-05-2017, in a match for the First A that ended with the victory of Junior by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by C. Tovar (67 ‘Autogolo). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Junior presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 14 wins, 10 draws and 9 losses, the home team is currently in the 5 th position, with 21 points won. In their last match, they tied with the Leones out by (2-2), after in the previous match they won by (3-1) at home, in a match against La Equidad. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a draw away with Colón by (1-1). For the championship, the Junior conquered 21 points in 30 possible, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 matches that he played in his stadium. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 16 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Currently Junior Barranquilla is at the top of the table and wants to continue like this to fight for great things, preferably fighting for the title, so he wants regularity throughout the championship. It is obvious that you will encounter difficulties in this game, since you will be playing against an opponent that comes well in the competition, but still wants to have a quality performance, to obtain a favorable score to the final whistle. If you have possession of the ball and shorten your opponent’s space, you will have less risk of being surprised. In this match, the best players that are available must go to the field.
The away team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 26 points won, after 21 wins, 8 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Deportivo Cali, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Rionegro Águilas, by (1-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 7 suffered. For the championship, Deportes Tolima won 19 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (7 out of 19 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 1 comeback.
So far the Clausura is within the normality for Tolima, as it assumed the leadership of the competition and certainly does not want to lose positions, so it aims to score points, even away from their domains. To win a positive score on this day will be necessary to have a very good performance in all sectors of the field, because with homogeneity and dedication you can achieve your goals. It is important to note that the visitors have a very qualified staff and it will not be surprising if they add up the three points. In this match, the best players that are available must go to the field.