The sixth round of matches in this year’s Copa Mustang II has leaders
Atletico Huila visit Cucuta Deportivo while Millonarios host Atletico
America de Cali open the match round on Saturday. The troubled side, with equally troubled coach Diego Umaña, host Real Cartagena and really need a victory in order to close on the top eight. The last meeting of these two teams ended in a 1-0 win to Cartagena, but previous clashes point out that the home team usually wins these encounters. In this case, America have that advantage.
Millonarios, currently sixth on the table, host third-placed Atletico Nacional in Bogota. Millonarios haven’t beaten Nacional since 2007 and their last home victory over the Medellin side was earned in 2006. Both sides are performing better than expected and Saturday’s game will be an crucial moment in both teams’ seasons.
In Saturday’s remaining match, fourth-placed Independiente Medellin host bottom-of-the-table Envigado in a regional derby.
Huila are yet to suffer a defeat this season, and have won four of their first five matches. Even if the Armenia side lose this Sunday, they would still certainly be in first place. Cucuta aren’t doing quite as well, being located in 13th position. The match should be close and the question is whether it will put an an end to Huila’s successful streak. Bookmakers are in favor of Cucuta.
Sunday’s most attractive clash would be the match between Junior and Deportivo Cali. The latter are in fifth place and on course for a group phase spot, but Junior are tenth and risk missing out if their shape doesn’t improve soon. The Barranquilla outfit has won only two games and lost three.