In Week 12 of the Liga Postobon, Junior will host Atletico Nacional this Saturday, April 9, 2016 (2:15 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Metropolitano in Barranquilla. This match will undoubtedly be the most interesting and intense match of the weekend in Colombian soccer as both teams sit on top of the regular standings with 25 points each.
Junior will have a difficult match when they host Atletico Nacional as the nation’s current top two teams will square off for the first place in the standings. The team coached by Alexis Mendoza has won 8 games, tied 1, and lost 2 with 17 goals in favor and 10 against. Although the visitors are in first place due to a greater goal difference, Junior is the favorite this Saturday as they are the home side and because their opponents are coming from a tiresome week in which they faced (and defeated Fortaleza just on Wednesday.
Thus far in the first semester of 2016, the ‘verdolagas’ have performed incredibly in both Liga Postobon and Copa Libertadores. As noted earlier, Atletico Nacional is in first place of the Primera A with 25 points, while they have also been the best team in the Copa Libertadores with a perfect 4 wins in 4 wins with 11 goals scored, and 0 against. Against Junior, they will take their current strong form, and attempt to earn a difficult win on the road.
The Junior vs Atletico Nacional match will be televised on RCN at 2:30 PM Pacific.