This Sunday, Deportivo Cali will receive América de Cali in the 298th edition of the Valle del Cauca classic for the local tournament, on date 16 of the second half of the BetPlay Dimayor League 2022, starting at 5:35 p.m. at the Cali stadium in Palmaseca behind closed doors. Duel in which the sugar team hopes to achieve victory in Jorge Luis Pinto’s debut at the head of the Verdiblancos.
The team after the defeat in Barranquilla the previous Sunday against Junior 1-0, had physical recovery work on Monday afternoon and the following day they were put under the orders of the new coaching staff headed by Pinto, who was also presenting that day before the media.
During the week, they trained normally, gradually articulating the idea of the Santander strategist, focused on the duel against America, touching on the tactical part and correcting specific aspects.
In the news that the team has: Daniel Luna continues with the Colombian National Team in the South American games in Asunción, for which he continues to qualify Yony González, who has a pending sanction for expulsion. On the injured side, Enrique Camargo, Harold Santiago Mosquera and Kevin Velasco could reappear in the squad, but they will be expected until the last minute.
América de Cali maintains an undefeated seven games against Deportivo Cali in the First Division (4W 3E), the longest streak of classics without defeats since at least 2000.
América de Cali won the last three First Division classics at Deportivo Cali and will seek to extend its longest winning streak in a row as a visitor against this rival in the highest category since at least 2000.
Deportivo Cali has lost its last four matches in the First Division (Atlético Nacional, Cortuluá, La Equidad and Junior). The last time they reached five consecutive losses in the category was between May and June 2005 (5D).
América de Cali has allowed 56% of their goals against (5/9) due to headers from their rivals. Being at the moment the highest percentage in this sense among all the participating teams in the BetPlay DIMAYOR II-2022 League.
Deportivo Cali, the team with the most goals in the BetPlay DIMAYOR II-2022 League until before the start of date 16(31), is also the team that has suffered the most goals in its arc in the second half of its matches (17).
Humberto Acevedo; John Joseph Mine, William Burdisso, Germain Mera, Christian Mafla; Kevin Salazar, Fabry Castro, Oscar Safe, Theophilus Gutierrez, Yony Gonzalez; Angelo Rodriguez.
DT: Jorge Luis Pinto.
Stadium: Deportivo Cali
Time: 5:35 pm
T.V.: Win Sports +
Referee: Carlos Ortega (Bolivar)
VAR: Fernando Acuna Boyaca)
Juan Andres Arias Arias
Correspondent Futbolred – Cali
And Twitter: @AriasJuan_15