America de Cali and Athletico Paranaense face each other at Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas today, July 13, for the first leg of Copa Sudamericana 2021 Round of 16. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this match such as: the preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Cali dropped into the competition after being eliminated from the Copa Libertadores, while Paranaense finished top of Group D, with three wins and only one loss. Cali finished third behind Atlético Mineiro and Cerro Porteño.
This clash will be the first one for Cali’s manager Juan Carlos Osorio, after he took charge of the team on June 16. The Red Devils finished eight in the Torneo Apertura, but then lost to Millonarios in the quarter-finals, the reason for Osorio's arrival.
America de Cali vs Paranaense: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2021.
Time: 08:30 PM (ET).
Location: Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas, Pereira, Colombia.
America de Cali vs Paranaense: Time by State in the US
ET: 08:30 PM
CT: 07:30 PM
MT: 06:30 PM
PT: 05:30 PM
America de Cali vs Paranaense: Storylines
Paranaense is now fifth in the Brasileirão Série A, with six wins, two losses and two draws. Their last match ended up in a 2-2 result against leaders Bragantino over the weekend, with goals from Nikao and David Terans.
Antonio Oliveira’s side will be a tough challenge for Cali, indeed. Paranaense have experience winning the Sudamericana, when they lifted the trophy in 2018. Cali, on the other hand, has never won a continental trophy. However, they have been Libertadores runners-up on four occasions.
These two teams have met each other four times in Copa Libertadores, with two wins for the Colombians, one for the Brazilians and one draw. Their most recent match took place in 2005, with Paranaense reclaiming the victory with a 2-1 score.
How to watch or live stream America de Cali vs Paranaense in the US
The game between America de Cali and Paranaense, to be played this Tuesday, July 13, at Estadio Hernán Ramírez Villegas will be broadcasted in the US by beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS CONNECT.
America de Cali vs Paranaense: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers haven’t made their predictions for this match yet. However, Athletico Paranaense is the favorite as they have been in competition, while America de Cali is in the middle of a new process.