3 rounds left in Colombia and it is normal to stress on motivation. Cucuta are ending a poor season, besides the financial problems that were close to disband the team these just 2 wins in Liga Posotbon II stuck them on 17th place. It is true Cucuta were hard to be cracked in most of the time pulling draws and kept until recently distant hope to reach Top 8 (meaning playoffs) but with the latest draw at home vs Itagui Ditaires it is all over. Nothing to play for in the remaing rounds as on the other side the team is safe from relegation even on theory.
On the other hand Once Caldas who were marching in Liga Postobon II are much more struggling in the 2nd stage of the season but at least with all prospects to qualify for the playoffs if they do well in the remaining 3 games. This is the easiest looking fixture and anything else than 3 points will be a massive fail. After some disappointing results last weekend Once Caldas reminded that Manizales is a hard place bashing America with 4-0.
No serious missings in both teams. Odds are not something special (higher available in Euro bookies, 1.70 and more) but this is the reality, Once Caldas are simply clear favorite.