Sports Independent Medellin Visit this Saturday, from 8:15 p.m. at Deportivo Pereiraby date 13 in the League I-2022. With two consecutive victories, the mighty one is going for a new victory away from home that means establishing himself at the top of the championship.
With respect to the previous match against Millonarios, several novelties will be arranged by the coaching staff headed by Julio Comesaña in the group that will seek to prevail in the Risaraldense capital. Andrés Mosquera Marmolejo will not be after being expelled against the ‘ambassadors’, Adrián Arregui returns after being suspended for one date due to accumulation of yellow cards, Felipe Pardo also served the two dates of suspension after being expelled in the Antioquia classic and Luciano Pons is available again, after overcoming an injury received in the Copa Sudamericana match against América in Cali.
Regarding the absences, Vladimir Hernández is still recovering from a muscular discomfort and they will wait for him to be ready for the next game against Envigado at the Atanasio, for date 14 of the I-2022 League. “Luciano Pons had his stitches removed, he was discharged by the medical staff and is available to the coaching staff. Regarding Vladimir Hernández, the evolution has been favorable, the ultrasound did not show any muscle injury, but he is not one hundred percent. He has some fear, because of the feeling when running, that’s why he will be available for next week, ”explained the doctor Édgar Méndez.
Diber Cambindo was one of the figures against Millonarios, the attacker commented that “the previous game was very difficult, we are happy to add another victory that allowed us to stay in the group of eight. People motivate me a lot, we have to continue working with the same humility, do things well”.
Regarding the next rival, Diber remarked that “Pereira is a difficult rival, it will not be easy to play there, but we are focused, with all the spirit to get another victory to give it to all the fans”.
Data between Deportivo Pereira and Independiente Medellín
For the Colombian League, Deportivo Pereira and Independiente Medellín have faced each other 178 times, with 47 wins for the matecañas, against 74 for the mighty and 57 draws. In terms of goals scored, the ‘aurirojos’ celebrated 229 times against 297 of the Antioquians.
This will be the 27th match in which Nicolás Gallo will lead the DIM as central judge, the balance of the previous 26 games has been 10 red wins, 11 draws and four losses. Curiously, the last game in which Gallo directed the powerful was precisely the game against Deportivo Pereira, but at Atanasio, in November 2021, that game was tied without goals and he got five yellow cards.
Deportivo Pereira has seven games without losing to Independiente Medellín in the First Division (two wins, five draws), after having lost four of its previous seven against them (two wins, one draw).
Deportivo Pereira have lost two of their last three home games in Liga I-2022, having lost only one of their previous 13 home games in the top division (five wins, seven draws).
Independiente Medellín have won just one game of their last seven league games away from home (one draw, five losses), but were victorious in their most recent visit to América de Cali (1-3).
Deportivo Pereira has scored more than half of his goals in this I-2022 League from corner actions. The team from Pereira has scored seven of their 13 goals so far (54 percent) in this way.
Independiente Medellín has 21 points in 12 games played in this I-2022 League (seven wins, five losses), this being its best record at this point in a tournament in the category since the I-2018 League (22 points – seven wins, one draw, four losses).
Independent Medellín: Luis Erney Vásquez; Juan David Mosquera, Víctor Moreno, Andrés Cadavid, Germán Gutiérrez; Adrián Arregui, David Loaiza, Jean Pineda, Andrés Ricaurte, José Hernández Chávez; Luciano Pons.
DT: Julio Comesana.
Stadium: Hernan Ramirez Villegas.
Referee: Nicholas Gallo (Caldas).
WHERE: Nicolas Rodriguez (Bogotá).
TV: WIN Sports +.
Juan Camilo Alvarez Serrano
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