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The Campeonato Nacional clash at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo on Sunday sees home team Universidad Católica ready themselves for the challenge from opponents Audax Italiano.
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Universidad Católica, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-3 Campeonato Nacional success against Huachipato.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games where Universidad Católica have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Cruzados have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 8 goals on the way. Let’s see whether or not that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Going into this encounter, Universidad Católica haven't been beaten in the league by Audax Italiano in their last 4 games.
Audax Italiano will come into the clash following a 2-1 Campeonato Nacional win over Deportes La Serena in their previous match.
Audax Italiano have attacked well of late, scoring 9 times in their previous 6 matches. Having said that, Los Tanos have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 5 of those same clashes.
Taking a look at their past results, Audax Italiano:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head clashes dating back to 29/10/2016 shows us that Universidad Católica have won 3 of these and Audax Italiano 1, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined sum of 19 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 11 for Cruzados and 8 belonging to Los Tanos. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
Team News: Universidad Católica
Tomás Asta-Buruaga (Torn muscle bundle), Alfonso Parot (Strain), Juan Cornejo (Ligament Injury), Francisco Silva (Torn muscle bundle) and Cristopher Toselli (Knee Surgery) won’t be available for Católica boss Ariel Holan.
Team News: Audax Italiano
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Audax Italiano manager Francisco Meneghini does not have any fitness concerns at all coming into this game.
In this match, Universidad Católica will most probably be able to create a high number of chances and successful shots on target.
At the other end, Audax Italiano will be up against it getting goals although we do think it’s probable that they will be seeing enough of the ball to score, too.
We’re tipping a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Universidad Católica after 90 minutes.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo (14,768)
Captain: José Fuenzalida
Chairman: Juan Tagle
Manager: Ariel Holan
Competitions: Campeonato Nacional position 1, Copa Libertadores (Group E)