Both teams have nothing to play for in the remaining games of the regular season but America are much more sad because after 0-2-4 in last 6 rounds and losing latest 3 games in row already certain going to playout. Coach Wilson Piedrahita decided to field a mixed team tonight, anyway many players are forced missings - defenders Andres Cadavid and Julio Ortiz are suspended (Cadavid after a horrible butchery act in the game with Millonarios when he broke the leg of Erick Moreno), captain Jorge Banguero and Pablo Melo are injured. Reportedly 2 full debutants will be in the starting eleven - Edwin del Castillo and Leibin Balanta.
Cartagena come to Cali with their practically best group and the team is overall in quite better form than America with just 1 loss in last 5 rounds, won 2-1 in the weekend over La Equidad.
Another reason to take the bet is that Cartagena have smashing recent record against America, won all previous 5 mutual games without conceding even one goal and should take point at least, +0.5 handicap looks quite nice.