Metropolitanos, at the head of the tournament, visit Aragua at the start of matchday 18 of the 2022 Futve League, with the firm intention of preserving the first place in the championship that faltered the previous day, after its surprising Sunday setback 0-2 before Juan Domingo Tolisano's Puerto Cabello Academy at the Olympic stadium in the country's capital.
The advantage of the capital team is just one point over Monagas and if they do not get the victory they could even fall to third place if the third, Zamora, adds three during his visit to the Academy in La Bombonerita de Puerto Cabello.
Those led by José María Morr will face the remainder of the season without the contribution of attacker Robinson Flores, who left on loan to Águilas Doradas de Rionegro in the first division of Colombian soccer.
The winger left a record of seven goals and four assists in the championship. To make up for Flores' loss, the violets acquired the services of striker Freddy Vargas, who was already a starter against Academia.
They will face an Aragua FC, that lost the last day in their visit to Portuguesa at José Antonio Páez de Acarigua by 0-1, a defeat that left them in thirteenth place with 18 points, three from last place in the championship.
These two teams faced each other a month ago at the Olympic stadium in the country's capital in a match that ended with a one-goal tie.