Union Magdalena and América de Cali meet, in a match for the 16 th round of Primera A. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 09-10-2016, ended with the victory of América de Cali by (1-2). In this game, the home factor may be decisive, since Union Magdalena presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 9 th position of the league, with 20 points won, after 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Patriotas Boyacá, by (4-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Rionegro Águilas, by (0-1). 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 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 7 home league matches Unión Magdalena has a record of 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 14 points out of 21 possible.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 6 games ago. In the matches played in their stadium there are some more frequent results: at the end of the first 45 ‘1-0 (4 out of 7 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (3 out of 7 matches). Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 9 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 20 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 6 of their 15 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
At least so far the Union Magdalena has been showing a compatible football with its reality and the campaign presented is within the expected, so it hopes to continue like this or even improve. To be successful throughout the season you must have intelligence, knowing that in each game you need to evolve, as this will have greater conditions to face the other clubs of equal for equal. In this round it is evident that he will not want to have a slip and that is why he expects to have a perfect performance, because this way he tends to win at least a draw. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
After 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 5 th position, with 24 points won. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Atlético Huila, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Deportivo Cali, by (0-1). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home team factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. For the league, América de Cali won 11 points out of 21 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in the last 7 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 15 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback.
At least until now, América de Cali has managed to fulfill its role in the competition and the top of the table is where it is, so it aims to maintain regularity to achieve its goals later. In this round he knows that he will not have an easy life, but he is aware that he can conquer a positive result, therefore, he will give the maximum in the field to be able to conquer the victory and remain fighting for the first places. In this match they must go to the field to the best players that are available.