The Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño Copa Libertadores match will be held this Wednesday, February 12, 2014 (6:15 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Olimpico Pascual. Deportivo Cali from Colombia, and Cerro Porteño from Paraguay will inaugurate Group 3 of the Libertadores in what is expected to be a fairly even match.
Deportivo Cali will initiate a memorable campaign this Wednesday, as it will be the first time the ‘Verdiblancos’ return to the Libertadores since 2006. Deportivo Cali’s administration is currently going through difficult times as many members of the ownership are suspected of quitting within the next couple of days. Moreover, the team is also in a very weak form, as they have been unable to win in their last four Liga Postobon games which have them located in last place.
Cerro Porteño is a favorite to win Group 3 who they share with their Wednesday’s rivals Dep. Cali, O’Higgins (Chile), and Lanus (Argentina). The team coached by Francisco Arce arrives at the Libertadores with a high profile after winning the Clausura 2013 of their domestic league undefeated. However, the Apertura 2014 has not begun for them, which could hurt them in Cali as they are not in playing form. The
Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño Prediction
Deportivo Cali is the underdog in this match even by being the home side due to their terrible current form. However,coach Leonel Alvarez must use this game to their advantage as a win will improve team confidence. Cerro Porteño enters the competition as the top Paraguayan side, but their lack of official matches in the past two months will affect them. Their top player, Daniel Guiza (who won the Euro Cup 2008 with Spain), will be a interesting prospect to focus on. The Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño match will end in a 2-0 win for the Colombian team.
Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño TV Schedule
The Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño match will be televised on FOX Deportes at 6:15 PM Pacific.
Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño Highlights
The Deportivo Cali vs Cerro Porteño video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.