Lions and Jaguars of Córdoba measure forces in the Metropolitan Stadium of Itagüí, in a match for the 3rd round of the First A. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 04-05-2016, ended with the victory of the Leones by (1-2). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Currently in 19th place, the home team did not conquer any points until this moment. In the 1st round, they lost at home to América de Cali by (1-2). In the following day, the final score recorded a defeat by (1-0) in the visit to the Oil Alliance. 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, 5 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 18 goals scored and 19 conceded; against 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, the Lions won 5, drew 2 and lost 3. Their defense has not been very strong, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The current season will be very cautious for the Lions, as they have just moved up the division and hope to not make mistakes that could make them return to the lower division. Being aware of that, he hopes to present a simple soccer without inventions, winning his games inside the house and conquering some points as a visitor, because he knows that if he succeeds he will be able to celebrate a positive campaign at the end of the season. For this game the coach Juan Carlos Alvarez must bring to the field what is best available.
Currently in 11th position, the visiting team has won 3 points so far. In the 1st round lost out to Once Caldas by (2-0). On the following day, the final scorers recorded a victory by (1-0) in the home game 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 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 19 goals scored and 25 conceded; against 7 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 16 goals scored and 11 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Jaguares de Córdoba has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches.
When a club reaches a certain level, its desire is to evolve, as it is the case of the Jaguars, reason why it hopes to be able to once again reach the final phase of the Colombian championship. It is important to have a positive sequence of results, regardless of who the opponent is or where the game is played. Put this, the visitors will try to at least get a draw. For this game the coach José Manuel Rodríguez should take to the field what he has of better available.
PREDICTION: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.62