Tolima vs Atletico Nacional for the Colombian Águila Cup tournament match on Thursday at Manuel Murillo Toro Stadium.
Predictions Tolima vs Atletico Nacional evaluates two teams in the quarter-final of the Águila Cup. Thus, the game will be played this Wednesday at the home of Tolima.
In addition to being hosts, Tolima built a 1 × 0 lead in the first leg. Thus, Atletico Nacional will have to present a much better football than demonstrated in the first game, when it did not claim the advantage of playing at home.
The Tolima team has a regular season and occupies the middle table of the national league. Has not shown considerable technical ability, thus has a medium team that usually achieve good results, despite its limitations.
The team is looking at the Águila Cup for an attempt to save the year as their chances in the national league are slim. However, the squad comes in good form, in the last 10 games suffered only one defeat. Also, there were 6 wins and 3 draws.
We will have a team on the pitch that will play with the advantage built in the first game. Attempting to hold the game at home may be a good mission for their defence, as they have conceded only 3 goals in 10 matches.
The team has one of the best squads nationally. They are still unbeaten in the national championship and occupies the second position. Thus, the team will have to assert its technical superiority to try to reverse the advantage of the opponent.
Atletico Nacional can achieve the classification if they play football according to their ability. In their last 15 games, they have only been defeated 3 times, including their elimination in the South American Cup for Fluminense.
For the match, they will have to correct the defences and midfield failures that caused them not to master the game in the first game. Their defence is still slow and takes a long time to follow the opposing movement.
Since they play for a draw, Tolima is not a favourite to win at home. The team can choose to try to hold the game and even a goalless draw. The important thing now is to ensure classification. The group can concentrate their strength on counterattacks to try to define the match.
Thus, it is fundamental for Atletico Nacional not to take goals. The ideal for the team would be to equalize the dispute in the 1st half, thus avoiding the dominance of the game by Tolima, as it plays without the support of their fans.
We tend to have few goals in the game. On the one hand, the home team playing in the back, on the other the visitor who plays uncomfortably having to leave for the attack without taking the risk of conceding goals and having to face an even closer opponent.