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The first match by the reigning Apertura champion in the upcoming Torneo Finalizacion is against Deportivo Pereira. If you want to learn more about this game, read our detailed preview of the match.
Our Free Betting Tips for Deportes Tolima vs Deportivo Pereira
While the home team is the clear favourite in this game, there are many exciting betting markets to explore here. With that in mind, check some of our top betting predictions for this duel:
Match Result with Handicap (-1)
Deportes Tolima to Win
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Both Teams to Score
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Deportes Tolima to Win with Handicap (-1)
Even though the last two meetings between these two teams have ended without goals and while Deportes Tolima only once managed to beat Deportivo Pereira by two goals or more, we expect that to happen in their next match. The reason lies in the high confidence that Deportes Tolima has thanks to winning Torneo Apertura, so we expect them to start the season in Torneo Finalizacion as strong as they can.
Under 2.5 Total Goals
Four of the last five head-to-head matches between Deportes Tolima and Deportivo Pereira have gone under 2.5 total goals, so there's no reason for our prediction to be different for their next game. In addition to this, Deportes Tolima averaged 2.00 goals per game in Torneo Apertura, while Deportivo Pereira averaged 2.22 goals per game in the same competition. So, a low-scoring affair between them sounds like a reasonable bet.
Both Teams to Score – No
Just one of the last five h2h duels between these two teams has ended with both teams scoring, so we don't expect to see goals in both nets in this game either. Furthermore, both teams have scored in just 39% of Deportes Tolima games in Apertura, while the same is true for even worse 33% of all Deportivo Pereira matches in that competition.
Deportes Tolima vs Deportivo Pereira Preview: An easy job for Deportes Tolima?
The home team is the reigning champion of Torneo Apertura, while the guests failed to reach the playoffs in the same competition. With that in mind, let's take a more detailed look at both teams:
Finishing fifth in the Torneo Apertura standings didn't seem to matter to Deportes Tolima in the knockout part of the tournament since they've managed to overcome the odds and win the title. What's even more unlikely is the fact that they won all of their matchups with the same score – 3-2 over two legs. In any case, Deportes Tolima will hope to do just as well in Torneo Finalizacion.
After barely avoiding relegation by two points in the aggregate standings, Deportivo Pereira will be thankful for a chance to play in Torneo Finalizacion. They didn't do well in Torneo Apertura since they've finished in 14th place out of 19 teams, but they were far from the worst team in that competition. It remains to be seen whether they can improve their record in the upcoming tournament.
The most common questions for Deportes Tolima vs Deportivo Pereira
- Who is the odds favourite? Deportes Tolima is the odds favourite at 4/9.
- Which team is hosting the game? Deportes Tolima is hosting the game at the Estadio Manuel Murillo Toro in Ibague.
- When does the game start? The game starts at 10 pm GMT on Monday, July 19th