Deportivo Municipal vs Colon
Competition: Copa Sudamericana
Date: 20 March 2019
Kick-off: 01:30 CET
Deportivo Municipal are hosting Colón with their morale high, after the way they salvaged a point last weekend at Alianza Lima. They were losing 2-0 until the 81st minute, but in the last 10 of the match, two Alianza players sent the ball into their own net(!), yes, Alianza scored two own-goals in a matter of 10 minutes, allowing Deportivo Municipal to leave Matute with a point. Interestingly, the same thing had happened 49 years ago, in 1970, a 2-2 draw between these two with Alianza as hosts, after a 2-0 lead of the home team. Should be mentioned that Alianza played with 10 men on Sunday, in the last 25 minutes. Numerical advantage, two own-goals, maybe Deportivo Municipal’s comeback wasn’t that… deserved after all (depends on your point of view), but at the end of the day, they avoided defeat. They are on six points from five matches in Peru’s championship. They appeared in the Copa Sudamericana three years ago, but got eliminated right away, losing twice to Atlético Nacional.
Colón just had their… butt kicked by Aldosivi, losing 3-0 away from home. It was the debut of their new coach, Lavallén, an anything but positive one. Generally, it has been a pathetic season for the Santa Fe side; they sit just 24th(!) in the Superliga table in Argentina, on 21 points from 22 matches. They won’t get relegated, they are… thankful to the “promedio” system followed in Argentina (the results of the last three seasons are taken into account before seeing who gets relegated), but they are far-far from the (2020) Copa Sudamericana positions, and their overall presence leaves very little room for optimism regarding their Copa de la Superliga “adventure” (April and May), a competition by which more CONMEBOL competition tickets will be… distributed.
Previous five matches:
Alianza Lima vs Deportivo Municipal 2-2
Deportivo Municipal vs Sport Huancayo 2-2
Deportivo Binacional vs Deportivo Municipal 3-0
Deportivo Municipal vs Alianza Universidad 0-0
Melgar vs Deportivo Municipal 0-3
Aldosivi vs Colon 3-0
Colon vs Racing Club 1-1
Talleres Cordoba vs Colon 2-0
Colon vs Banfield 0-1
Velez Sarsfield vs Colon 1-1
Deportivo Municipal’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Sport Boys (Peru championship). Same day, Colón will be hosting San Lorenzo (Argentina Superliga).
Deportivo Municipal vs Colon: Head to head Stats
No history between these two.
Deportivo Municipal vs Colon: Prediction
Three Copa Sudamericana matches are played on Tuesday, and this is the only one I wouldn’t bet on. I just don’t trust any of the two to “deliver”.
Deportivo Municipal vs Colon: Betting Tips
If I absolutely had to choose something to bet on, I would go for the hosts’ double chance, at 1.72, and their win in “draw no bet”, paying 2.50.