The fans expect to see the team bounce back from the tough loss in Cucuta on Wednesday night. Jorge Luis Pinto, in the post-match press conference, showed discomfort with the team’s defensive game. Millonarios must win to keep on the right track to qualify for the league’s playoff and Copa Libertadores.
Millonarios at home have been strong and lost only once against Envigado 2-1 at the beginning of the season. The manager hopes to keep on with the winning streak at home. He removed Felipe Jaramillo from today’s game’s roster. Cesar Carrillo will most likely replace Felipe Jaramillo and will start next to Jhon Duque. Andres Roman and Felipe Banguero are also not on the list. Jair Palacios and Omar Bertel will begin in the right-back and left-back. They are more offensive-minded than defensive-minded. With these changes in the starting 11, it shows Jorge Luis Pinto wants to dominate the game and create a lot of chances in the final third-fourth of the field.
Patriotas have been weak playing away from home. Out of the seven away games, they have not won any games. They are stronger at home. The team from Tunja is currently sitting 12th in the league table with 18 points. Patriotas are a few points from entering the top 8 of the table.
Each team has their objective for the match. Millonarios needs to win to qualify for the Copa Libertadores, and Patriotas needs to win to enter the top 8 of the table.
Wuilker Fariñez; Jair Palacios, Alex Rambal, Luis Payares, Omar Bertel; Jhon Duque (C), Cesar Carrillo; Hansel Zapata, David Silva, Juan David Perez; Jose Guillermo Ortiz
Picture via Millonarios FC
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