Football match preview: Atlético Nacional vs Independiente Medellín

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Competition: Colombia Liga BetPlay
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 01:10 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Atanasio Girardot (40043 seats)

Atlético Nacional have played well so far this season, sitting at 1st spot in the table. Independiente Medellín have a view both direction in the table from the 9th spot.

Insights:
  • Atlético Nacional have the most scored goals (37) in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have scored more than double the goals of Independiente Medellín.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

These teams are located so close to each other that their supporters eat in the same restaurants, hang out at the same night clubs and give birth at the same hospitals. This means added importance to the game and a vibrant atmosphere.

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Atlético Nacional form and stats

Home games in the Liga BetPlay have been a walk in the park for Atlético Nacional so far, with 25 points won from 9 matches; 8 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses. In general it's been a long time since Atlético tasted defeat here at Estadio Atanasio Girardot, as they have taken at least one point from their last 16 home games in the league.

A good away victory last time out for Atlético, who won 4-1 against Atlético Huila. Midfield player Jarlan Barrera got a match rating of 8.51 in that game, the max score being 10. Barrera scored one goal, signed up for two assists, hit three key passes and had 33 successful passes (of 36 total).

A 2-2 draw away in the Copa Colombia before that, with Deportivo Cali the opponent.

Atlético Nacional always seem capable of creating a buzz here at Estadio Atanasio Girardot with 30 goals in 9 league games. From these home matches, Atlético have conceded only 6 goals.

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Independiente Medellín form and stats

As the visiting team in Liga BetPlay matches, Independiente Medellín have produced an overall stat of 3-2-4 so far.

Independiente have succeeded in guarding their own goal lately, led by their goalkeeper Andres Felipe Mosquera Marmolejo. It's been 258 minutes since they last conceded in Liga BetPlay.

There were no winners in Independiente's previous match, a Liga BetPlay home game that ended 0-0 vs Envigado. Adrián Arregui was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 7.8. The defender Arregui hit one key pass and won 13 of 20 duels.

That result followed a home victory 1-0 versus Atletico Bucaramanga.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Independiente as they have only managed to score 7 times from 9 away games in the league. Independiente are defending well in their away games, having conceded only 8 times in 9 matches. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Atlético and Independiente Medellín have played each other earlier this season: Independiente Medellín - Atlético Nacional 0-0. Data for the former ten meetings involving these two teams are: five wins for Atlético, four draws and one win for Independiente Medellín. Over 2,5 goals: five times; under 2,5 goals: five games.

Top Goalscorers

Atlético NacionalJ. Duque Montoya
J. Duque Montoya
19 goals
Atlético NacionalJ. Barrera Escalona
J. Barrera Escalona
9 goals
Independiente MedellínA. Vuletich
A. Vuletich
8 goals

Atlético Nacional missing players

Independiente Medellín missing players

Atlético Nacional Independiente Medellín
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
33 16 4 Played P 5 15 31
20 13 2 Won W 0 4 10
7 3 2 Drew D 3 4 14
6 0 0 Lost L 2 7 7
65 40 7 Scored S 1 9 26
27 9 4 Conceded C 4 14 23
94% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 40% 80% 74%
67% 75% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 40% 47% 48%
48% 44% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 20% 20% 23%
36% 38% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 7% 13%
18% 19% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
45% 38% 75% BTTS BTTS 20% 27% 35%
45% 62% 25% Clean Sheets C S 60% 40% 48%
15% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 80% 53% 42%
 
4.5 5 5.5 Corners for (avg) C F 2.8 3.8 4.6
4.2 3.7 2.2 Corners against (avg) C A 4.8 4.5 4.4
2.2 1.8 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.2 2.9 2.6
2 2 2 Red cards R C 0 2 4
 
5.9 6.8 6.2 Shots (avg) S ( 3 4.3 5.5
3.5 4 3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.4 2.2 2.8
57% 62% 58% Goal Efficiency G E 14% 27% 30%
Key stats in Liga BetPlay this season:
  • Atlético Nacional have not yet lost a game at home.
  • Atlético Nacional have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Atlético Nacional have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Atlético Nacional have scored more than double the goals of Independiente Medellín.
  • Atlético Nacional have the most clean sheets (10) at home in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have the most points (25) at home in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have the most scored goals (30) at home in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have the most scored goals (37) in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have the most scored goals in the second half (42) in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have the the best goal difference (+22) in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional have the the best goal difference (+24) at home in Liga BetPlay
  • Atlético Nacional haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Independiente Medellín have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Atlético Nacional 18 10 4 4 37 15 9 8 1 0 30 6 9 2 3 4 7 9 22 34
2 Santa Fe 18 9 6 3 25 14 9 5 3 1 14 7 9 4 3 2 11 7 11 33
3 Millonarios 18 10 3 5 25 18 9 6 1 2 17 12 9 4 2 3 8 6 7 33
4 Deportivo Cali 18 8 7 3 19 14 9 3 5 1 7 6 9 5 2 2 12 8 5 31
5 Deportes Tolima 18 8 6 4 22 14 9 6 2 1 13 7 9 2 4 3 9 7 8 30
6 La Equidad 18 8 6 4 21 18 9 5 2 2 12 10 9 3 4 2 9 8 3 30
7 Junior 18 8 5 5 21 13 9 5 3 1 13 5 9 3 2 4 8 8 8 29
8 America de Cali 18 7 8 3 19 12 9 3 4 2 7 5 9 4 4 1 12 7 7 29
9 Independiente Medellín 18 6 8 4 17 15 9 3 6 0 10 7 9 3 2 4 7 8 2 26
10 Jaguares de Cordoba 18 7 4 7 21 21 9 5 1 3 11 9 9 2 3 4 10 12 0 25
11 Atletico Bucaramanga 18 6 6 6 20 16 9 5 2 2 13 6 9 1 4 4 7 10 4 24
12 Deportivo Pasto 18 4 11 3 19 20 9 2 6 1 8 7 9 2 5 2 11 13 -1 23
13 Boyaca Chico 18 5 4 9 17 20 9 4 2 3 10 6 9 1 2 6 7 14 -3 19
14 Deportivo Pereira 18 4 6 8 16 24 9 3 4 2 8 5 9 1 2 6 8 19 -8 18
15 Once Caldas 18 3 8 7 20 23 9 3 2 4 12 10 9 0 6 3 8 13 -3 17
16 Envigado 18 3 8 7 15 23 9 3 4 2 10 7 9 0 4 5 5 16 -8 17
17 Patriotas Boyaca 18 5 2 11 17 31 9 3 2 4 9 10 9 2 0 7 8 21 -14 17
18 Rionegro Aguilas 18 2 8 8 13 24 9 0 5 4 6 14 9 2 3 4 7 10 -11 14
19 Alianza Petrolera 18 0 6 12 10 39 9 0 3 6 5 20 9 0 3 6 5 19 -29 6