I will use again the chance to back Deportivo Pereira while bookies are still giving high odds on them due to their overall poor record in 2011 but as I mentioned in my previous pick (see it here
) Deportivo Pereira are totally changed for Liga Postobon II, with different players and as it looks doing better than earlier. Still undefeated with one win and two draws, desperately digging for points to leave the last place in the relegation table. It is interesting to know that the coach of Pereira Julio Comesaña is one of the biggest legends in history of Junior both as player (in the 70s) and later as a coach, what is sure he knows that team more than well and seems still with good positions there, for example two of the new reinforcements for Pereira (Viafara and Barahona) came from Junior. Ángel Martín Aguirre (injured in last round) and Óscar Murillo (out since 2 weeks) are missing, no other problems for Comesaña.
On their turn Junior are doing mediocre season, ended 15th in Liga Postobon I and not impressive in this stage too but thanks to their good ranking from the previous 2 seasons at least not threatened by relegation. Right now they also throw resources in Copa Colombia, on Thursday reached the semifinals by eliminating after penalties Valledupar. The team may be not fresh enough having to play 2 away games in just few days. One casualty is already known - Luís Carlos Ruiz is missing because getting injured vs Valledupar, the fitness of Anselmo de Almeida and Víctor Cortés is not sure.
Junior haven't won any away game in 2011 (in the league), 0-4-6 so I find it quite unlikely to do it tonight, the handicap is very attractive!