Nacional, fifth in the Liga Postobon, will be looking to assert their traditional dominance over their smaller city rivals, who are currently bottom of the table and without a win.
Two teams with a lot to play for are reigning champions Junior de Barranquilla and Patriotas F.C., placed eighth and nineth respectively. A win could fire either team into the top five of the table. Patriotas have not picked up three points since their second game of the season.
Second-placed Deportes Tolima will be looking to take the iniative in the Apertura title race, but face a tricky away game to mid-table Real Cartagena. Tolima’s central-Colombia rivals Atletico Huila, ahead of Tolima on goal difference, should be tested somewhat by visiting Deportivo Pasto, who are joint-seventh.
Game Week 7 matches
Once Caldas – Cucuta Deportivo
Patriotas – Junior
Real Cartagena – Deportes Tolima
Atletico Nacional – Medellin