Key game in two tables: the league and the relegation. Ideal to recover! Both seek improvement in both. Check our preview and forecast for Deportivo Pasto vs. Deportivo Cali. It is played on Saturday March 18 at 6:20 pm (Colombian time).
Deportivo Pasto has just achieved a key victory. They defeated Once Caldas in Manizales and thus, among other things, managed to jump up the relegation table. He surpassed the position of Deportivo Cali! At the moment it is above due to a goal difference. Now that he will have it hand in hand, he will seek to get points from him. It is the ideal opportunity for him.
It comes at an important time. He has just returned to victory after 3 games with a single point added. They lost consecutively to Atlético Nacional (0-1) and Alianza Petrolera (3-1). With such results he stayed away from the 8 for a while. Now it’s close again. He arrives at Date 9 with 7 games played and located in the ninth box. He is tied on points with eighth.
In the attempt that they will make to get into that qualifying group and gain distance in the relegation table, the cast led by José Flabio Torres will play at home. There he has had an irregular performance in 2023. He played 3 games and barely won one. He already lost to Atlético Nacional and América. He beat Junior. A key duel is coming before another historic one.
March has been a complex month for Deportivo Cali. You have not won! He played 4 games and the best he did was draw. He touched her twice. One was in the League playing at home (vs. Atlético Bucaramanga) and another in the away Cup (vs. Leones). The two previous games were losses against Deportivo Pereira (0-1) and Millonarios (2-0).
Those results have taken the team away from its goals. It is still outside the 8 and lost a position in the descent. He is looking for recovery. The calendar gives you a perfect opportunity. Visit a direct rival on both tables. Great match!
He will play it as a visitor in which his numbers are not good. Of course, he recently returned to victory after 16 failed attempts. He won when he visited Deportes Tolima at the end of February. Then there was the fall with Millonarios and now comes this game against Deportivo Pasto. It is Date 9 and it will be his eighth commitment. He has 7 points.
The history of recent confrontations between this pair with the Verdiblanco team as a visitor shows a tendency towards local triumph. There are 3 victories for Deportivo Pasto and 2 draws in 5 games. The last triumph of Deportivo Cali there was in August 2017 with Héctor Cárdenas as DT. It was 3-4 with goals from Jéfferson Duque (2), Jeison Angulo and John Valencia against (minute 90+5).
For this new duel there is the situation of the two, with problems in the relegation zone, outside the 8 and an urgent need to get out of those places in the table. That is not a minor fact that they take into account Colombian league bets. Very nervous match, with a lot at stake, questioned processes and the need to ensure the zero in his goal. That will surely dominate and lead to a low-scoring game in which both will not score.