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Pereira vs. Santa Fe 4/2/2021 Colombia Primera A Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Pereira clashes with Santa Fe on 4/2/2021.

Santa Fe clashes with Pereira in a regular season match. Pereira with a record of 1.0-5.0-8.0 this season comes into this game with a 0.0-1.0-6.0 record on the road. Santa Fe is 7.0-5.0-2.0 this season and is 5.0-2.0-0.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Pereira and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Pereira came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Santa Fe and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their previous match, Santa Fe 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 Pereira Roster

The Players to Watch for the Pereira

Bryan Castrillón FW,MF

Bryan Castrillón has 32 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 Bryan Castrillón had 10 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Bryan Castrillón has 11 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Bryan Castrillón has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Bryan Castrillón has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Bryan Castrillón has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Jherson Mosquera DF,MF

As a shooter, Jherson Mosquera had 2 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 Jherson Mosquera 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, Jherson Mosquera had 11 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Jherson Mosquera has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jherson Mosquera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jherson Mosquera has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 10 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Diego Peralta DF

Diego Peralta has 8 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Diego Peralta has 1 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Diego Peralta has 12 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Diego Peralta has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Diego Peralta has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Diego Peralta has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Maicol Giovanny MF

Maicol Giovanny has 14 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Maicol Giovanny has 4 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

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

Maicol Giovanny has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Maicol Giovanny has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 17 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza FW,MF

As a shooter, Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza had 12 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 Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza had 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pereira teammates, Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Wilfrido de la Rosa Mendoza has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 34 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Jhonny Alexander Vásquez MF,DF

As a shooter, Jhonny Alexander Vásquez had 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 Jhonny Alexander Vásquez had 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Jhonny Alexander Vásquez has 7 goals scored this season. He is not known for scoring goals. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pereira teammates, Jhonny Alexander Vásquez had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jhonny Alexander Vásquez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jhonny Alexander Vásquez 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.

Danny Cano DF

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

As a scorer, Danny Cano had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pereira teammates, Danny Cano had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Danny Cano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Danny Cano has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 1 fouls this season. He has drawn 4 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Cristian Florez DF,MF

As a shooter, Cristian Florez had 14 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 Cristian Florez had 2 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Cristian Florez had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pereira teammates, Cristian Florez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Cristian Florez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Cristian Florez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

The Santa Fe Roster

The Players to Watch for the Santa Fe

Daniel Giraldo MF

As a shooter, Daniel Giraldo had 27 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 Daniel Giraldo had 7 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Daniel Giraldo has 13 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Fe teammates, Daniel Giraldo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Daniel Giraldo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Daniel Giraldo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 24 fouls this season. He has drawn 20 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Dairon Mosquera DF

Dairon Mosquera has 13 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Dairon Mosquera has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Dairon Mosquera had 14 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Fe teammates, Dairon Mosquera had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Dairon Mosquera has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dairon Mosquera has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Fainer Torijano DF

As a shooter, Fainer Torijano had 7 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Fainer Torijano has 3 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Fainer Torijano has 14 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Fainer Torijano has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Fainer Torijano has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Fainer Torijano has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Carlos Mario Arboleda DF

As a shooter, Carlos Mario 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 Carlos Mario 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.

Carlos Mario Arboleda has 13 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Fe teammates, Carlos Mario Arboleda had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Carlos Mario Arboleda has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Mario Arboleda has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 8 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Jhon Arias MF,FW

As a shooter, Jhon Arias had 15 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Jhon Arias has 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Jhon Arias had 10 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Jhon Arias has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jhon Arias has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jhon Arias has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 31 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Kelvin Osorio MF,FW

As a shooter, Kelvin Osorio had 31 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 Kelvin Osorio had 13 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, Kelvin Osorio had 9 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Fe teammates, Kelvin Osorio had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Kelvin Osorio has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kelvin Osorio has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 9 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Jorge Luis Ramos FW

As a shooter, Jorge Luis Ramos had 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 Jorge Luis Ramos had 5 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Jorge Luis Ramos has 9 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santa Fe teammates, Jorge Luis Ramos had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jorge Luis Ramos has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jorge Luis Ramos has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Jeison Palacios DF

Jeison Palacios has 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 Jeison Palacios 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.

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

Jeison Palacios has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jeison Palacios has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 14 fouls this season. He has drawn 5 fouls this season in Colombia Primera A action.

Pereira Team Stats

The Pereira Offensive Stats and Metrics

Pereira scored 0.50 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This offense is incredibly impotent thus far. Pereira scored those goals off assists 100.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.50 assists. Compared to other teams, the concept of sharing the ball is quite foreign.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Pereira was able to score on 0.12 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.

Pereira attempted 4.14 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Pereira is able to get 35.2% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Pereira Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Pereira was able to hold opponents to 1.21 goals. There is nothing remarkable about their defensive effort. This is a generally average defense. Pereira goalkeepers fended off 4.07 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Pereira goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 7020.0% of the time. This defense and goalkeeper effort can be better when it comes to their ability to prevent shots on target from becoming goals. Pereira goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 35.7% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.







Pereira Utility Stats

Pereira tried 12.57 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Pereira in the top 74 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Pereira had 12.86 interceptions. This puts Pereira in the top 16 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Pereira commits 12.14 fouls. Pereira is in the top 27 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Pereira drew 14.64 fouls. Pereira is in the top 16 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Pereira committed an offside 1.43 times. Pereira is in the top 18 percentile in offside calls against them.

Santa Fe Team Stats

The Santa Fe Offensive Stats and Metrics

Santa Fe scored 1.07 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Santa Fe scored those goals off assists 93.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 1.00 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Santa Fe converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Santa Fe attempted 4.29 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Santa Fe attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 29.9% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Santa Fe Defensive Stats and Metrics

Santa Fe gave up 0.64 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. Santa Fe goalkeepers fended off 3.14 shots per 90 minutes. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Santa Fe truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 7730.0% of shots on target were saved by Santa Fe 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. Santa Fe goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 57.1% of the time. Their ability to shut opponents out is extremely strong.

Santa Fe Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Santa Fe had 21.07 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Santa Fe is in the top 14 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Santa Fe has successfully intercepted 13.0 passes per 90 minutes of action. Santa Fe is in the top 14 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Santa Fe commits 15.0 fouls. Santa Fe is in the top 77 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Santa Fe drew 12.36 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Santa Fe in the top 59 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Santa Fe had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.29 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Santa Fe in the top 87 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Pereira vs. Santa Fe Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Pereira 3 Santa Fe 4

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