Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Pereira will be the first great match of the grand final in the Liga BetPlay Dimayor II. Independiente Medellin comes in search of his seventh star and expects a full Atanasio Stadium to scare its opponent as soon as the clock starts running. Deportivo Pereira, on the other hand, is dreaming of winning its first league title in the A Division of Colombian Soccer under the guidance of Alejandro Restrepo.
At JefeBet we present our analysis, predictions and other information on the match between these two Colombian second division clubs, Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Pereira.
Predictions, Odds, and Betting Preview for the Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Pereira Liga BetPlay First Leg Final on December 4, 2022
- Where: Atanasio Girardot Stadium, Medellín, Colombia
- When: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 06:00 PM (GMT-5)
- BetMGM Moneyline: Independiente Medellín (-135) / Tie (+260) / Deportivo Pereira (+310)
- Unibet Asian Handicap:Independiente Medellín (AH -0.5, -121) / Deportivo Pereira (AH +0.5, +100)
- BetMGM Over/Under (2.5): Over (-105), Under (-135)
- Both teams score from BetMGM: Yes (-110) / No (-130)
Independiente Medellín Preview
Independiente Medellín arrives at this new final with the main goal of winning its seventh league title in the history of Colombian Professional Soccer. The team led by David Gonzalez finished the round-robin phase in third place with 33 points from 9 wins and 6 draws. In the quadrangulars, they were part of a very complex group from which they came out on top after overcoming Pasto, América and Águilas Doradas, their strongest rival.
In their last match against Deportivo Pasto, the Independiente Medellin drew 0-0 in a very even match, where ball possession and shots on goal were similar between the two teams. The Antioquia team will be looking to win this Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Pereira match supported by their star strikers Luciano Pons and Diber Cambindo.
Possible lineup Independiente Medellín (4-4-2): Andrés Mosquera; Juan Arboleda, Javier Méndez, Andrés Cadavid, Yulián Gómez; Felipe Pardo, Andrés Ricaurte, Daniel Torres, Vladimir Hernández; Luciano Pons and Diber Cambindo.
Deportivo Pereira Preview
Deportivo Pereira will play its first final in the A Division of Colombian Soccer. The team coached by Alejandro Restrepo has had an extraordinary campaign, and its performance has been on the rise, which today allows them to dream of giving their fans the first star in their history. In the round-robin phase, Pereira came in fifth place thanks to 9 wins and 5 draws. With its good offensive style and the effectiveness of its forwards, the Risaralda team gained strength against its rivals.
Then, in the quadrangulars, Los Lobos advanced to the final after defeating Santa Fe, Millonarios and Junior on points in Barranquilla. Although this team was not the favorite to go through, their personality and, above all, their winning mentality, made them overcome the historic teams of the FPC. The figure of Leonardo Castro, accompanied by the effectiveness of Brayan Leon, may be the key to achieve the first victory in this Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Pereira match.
Possible Deportivo Pereira lineup (3-5-2): Harlen Castillo; Jherson Mosquera, Andrés Correa, Carlos Ramírez; Juan Pablo Zuluaga, Jhonny Vásquez, Leider Berrío, Maicol Medina, Jimer Fory; Brayan León and Leonardo Castro.
Although the match is likely to be very close, Independiente Medellin is strong at home and will probably look forward to take the lead from the very first minutes with the help of Pons and Cambindo. Pereira’s wild card, Leo Castro, is expected to come up with some fancy moves to take advantage in this first leg game.
This great final between Independiente Medellin vs Deportivo Pereira, will be a must see. In this case, we believe that it will be the home team who will win the match. The process that David Gonzalez has consolidated throughout this year, and the mix of talent and experience of his players, will be crucial to play this match.
Prediction: Independiente Medellín wins 1-0.