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Independiente vs. CD América 3/24/2021 Colombia Primera A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Independiente visits CD América on 3/24/2021 at None

Independiente faces CD América in a regular season match. Independiente with a record of 5.0-6.0-2.0 this season comes into this game with a 2.0-2.0-2.0 record on the road. CD América is 4.0-7.0-1.0 this season and is 1.0-4.0-0.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Independiente and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. CD América played to a draw in their last match. It is not a loss, but getting a home win is paramount. There are expectations that come with improved performance on a familiar pitch.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for CD América and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, CD América came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Their home crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic is hungry for a win.

The Independiente Roster

The Players to Watch for the Independiente

Andrés Cadavid DF

Andrés Cadavid has 9 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Andrés Cadavid had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Andrés Cadavid had 12 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Independiente teammates, Andrés Cadavid had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Andrés Cadavid has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Andrés Cadavid has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Juan Guillermo Arboleda DF

As a shooter, Juan Guillermo Arboleda had 3 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Juan Guillermo Arboleda had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Juan Guillermo Arboleda has 10 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Juan Guillermo Arboleda has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Juan Guillermo Arboleda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Guillermo Arboleda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Germán Andrés Gutiérrez DF

As a shooter, Germán Andrés Gutiérrez had 0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Germán Andrés Gutiérrez had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Germán Andrés Gutiérrez had 8 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Germán Andrés Gutiérrez has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Germán Andrés Gutiérrez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Germán Andrés Gutiérrez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 5 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Matías Mier MF,FW

Matías Mier has 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Matías Mier had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Matías Mier had 8 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Matías Mier has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Matías Mier has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Matías Mier has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

David Loaiza MF

As a shooter, David Loaiza had 1 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but David Loaiza had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, David Loaiza had 8 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. David Loaiza has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

David Loaiza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. David Loaiza has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 26 fouls this season. He has drawn 16 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Agustín Vuletich FW

As a shooter, Agustín Vuletich had 21 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Agustín Vuletich had 11 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Agustín Vuletich has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Independiente teammates, Agustín Vuletich had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Agustín Vuletich has 2 Yellow Cards this season. Agustín Vuletich has 2 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Jaen Pineda MF

As a shooter, Jaen Pineda had 11 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Jaen Pineda has 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Jaen Pineda has 7 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Jaen Pineda has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jaen Pineda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jaen Pineda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Javier Reina MF,FW

Javier Reina has 13 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Javier Reina had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Javier Reina had 7 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Javier Reina has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Javier Reina has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Javier Reina has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

The CD América Roster

The Players to Watch for the CD América

Santiago Moreno FW,MF

As a shooter, Santiago Moreno had 25 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Santiago Moreno had 11 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Santiago Moreno had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his CD América teammates, Santiago Moreno had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Santiago Moreno has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Santiago Moreno has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Cristian Arrieta DF

Cristian Arrieta has 5 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Cristian Arrieta has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Cristian Arrieta had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his CD América teammates, Cristian Arrieta had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cristian Arrieta has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cristian Arrieta has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 7 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Luis Alejandro Paz MF

Luis Alejandro Paz has 0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luis Alejandro Paz had 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Luis Alejandro Paz had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Luis Alejandro Paz has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luis Alejandro Paz has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Alejandro Paz has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Yesus Cabrera MF,FW

Yesus Cabrera has 22 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Yesus Cabrera had 11 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Yesus Cabrera had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Yesus Cabrera has 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Yesus Cabrera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Yesus Cabrera has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Rafael Carrascal MF

As a shooter, Rafael Carrascal had 16 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Rafael Carrascal has 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Rafael Carrascal has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Rafael Carrascal has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rafael Carrascal has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rafael Carrascal has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Pablo Ortiz DF

As a shooter, Pablo Ortiz had 2 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Pablo Ortiz has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Pablo Ortiz had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Pablo Ortiz has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pablo Ortiz has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pablo Ortiz has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Marlon Torres DF

Marlon Torres has 4 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marlon Torres had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Marlon Torres has 8 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his CD América teammates, Marlon Torres had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marlon Torres has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marlon Torres has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 6 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Héctor Quiñones DF

As a shooter, Héctor Quiñones had 0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Héctor Quiñones has 0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Héctor Quiñones had 4 goals this season. He is not known for scoring goals. Héctor Quiñones has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Héctor Quiñones has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Héctor Quiñones has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Independiente Team Stats

The Independiente Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Independiente was able to score 0.62 goals. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Independiente scored those goals off assists 74.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.46 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Independiente was able to score on 0.20 of their shots on target. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Independiente attempts 3.15 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. Struggles to get shots on goal are common for this offense. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Independiente is able to get 29.9% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Independiente Defensive Stats and Metrics

Independiente gave up 0.62 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.46 shots were saved by Independiente goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Independiente truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

Independiente goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 8000.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Independiente goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 46.2% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Independiente Utility Stats

Independiente tried 12.77 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Independiente is in the top 70 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Independiente has successfully intercepted 12.92 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Independiente in the top 15 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Independiente has committed 14.23 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Independiente is in the top 71 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Independiente drew 12.0 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Independiente is in the top 64 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Independiente committed an offside 1.62 times. Independiente is in the top 34 percentile in offside calls against them.

CD América Team Stats

The CD América Offensive Stats and Metrics

CD América scored 0.92 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, CD América was able to score 0.83 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

CD América converted on 0.20 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

CD América attempted 4.67 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. CD América attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

CD América Defensive Stats and Metrics

CD América gave up 0.5 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. CD América goalkeepers fended off 3.25 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. CD América truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 8210.0% of shots on target were saved by CD América goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 50.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for CD América. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

CD América Utility Stats

CD América tried 16.17 crosses per 90 minutes of action. CD América is in the top 46 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, CD América had 12.92 interceptions. This puts CD América in the top 15 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. CD América has committed 13.83 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts CD América in the top 63 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. CD América drew 11.58 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts CD América in the top 71 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. CD América had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.67 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts CD América in the top 40 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Independiente vs. CD América Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Independiente 0 CD América 0

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