Patriotas - Once CaldasLast round in Colombia.
There is something that the bookies still dont know and will give them another lesson.First of all ,this game will be played in Bogota ,because Patriotas cant play on their home stadium in Tunja where will be some concert ,so game will take place on neutral ground who is much better for Once Caldas than for Patriotas.
..game in neutral ground ,but in Bogota I can say that hosts will be Once Caldas ,because Once Caldas are big team in Colombia and have really big numbers of supporters which lives in Bogota also management invate all fans to be on the stadium which have only 7800 capacity and is expected almost full stadium of crazy Once Caldas supporters, so they will play like at Manizales
Once Caldas are on one step to next phase ,they play very good in last two games where smashed Itagui 0-4 away from home and then 3-0 Quindio which shows that the team is in perfect condition.Now this game is very important for them.They need to win and will qualify ,in other outcome they will wait for other results and this is dangerous.Coach Escobar said in press that all team are happy that dont have to travel to Tunja ,so players will be more fresh.Also he said they wont make any math and to think for good results in other games ,we go only to win this game and to qualify.The mood in players are high.Full squad for this game ,also nice news is that first goalkeeper Cuadrado 35/0 and both defenders Mosquera 12/0 and Lopera 34/0 are back in play.
Patriotas made not bad Clasura ,but they dont have power to fight for next phase.Their situation is hard ,they need to win and in same time to wait 3 mistakes from La Equidad(play vs unmotivated Tolima) ,Medellin(play vs unmotivated and quailified Junior) and Itagui(play vs qualified Pasto),this looks too much calculating for Patriotas and they know that their chances are just minimal.Main goal this seasson was to stay in league and now this is sure ,so their ambitions are satisfied.Only 1 win in last 9 games.For this game coach cant count on very important midfielder and of the topscorers Avimiled Rivas 15/3(suspended).
Everything is on Caldas ,they are better team ,have quality players and much better coach ..they keep the place in their hands and now will play as host against small team without potential like Patriotas.
Pick: Once Caldas