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This long-awaited Primera (Apertura) Liguilla quarter-final match between Club América and Universidad Nacional is kicking off on Sunday. With the lure of that date with the semi final as the reward for the club that gets through, we are looking forward to what should be a real spectacle from them both.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Club América v Universidad Nacional game - along with the latest match odds.
Club América will play in this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Primera (Apertura) Liguilla drawn match vs Universidad Nacional.
In that match, Club América managed 44% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Universidad Nacional got 14 shots on goal with 5 on target.
Their most recent results show that things are going according to plan in the Club América defence. Club América have given the opposition little, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 games standing at 3.
Universidad Nacional have been a threat going forward in the lead-up to this encounter, having scored 12 times in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Universidad Nacional can also improve defensively after being scored against in 6 of those same games. That being said, we’ll just have to find out if the trend might be sustained in this next game.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 17/02/2019 tells us that Club América have won 2 of these and Universidad Nacional 1, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 16 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them from Las Águilas and 7 created by Pumas. That’s an average goals per game of 2.67.
Team News: Club América
The Club América boss Santiago Solari will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
With a completely healthy squad to choose from, the Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game.
We envisage that Club América will, in all likelihood, see a lot of the ball and convert quite a few goal-scoring opportunities.
However, Universidad Nacional are also probably going to find it difficult getting goals although we do see them pulling one back during this clash, too.
Our selection here is for a pretty comfortable 3-1 win for Club América come full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: Guillermo Ochoa
Chairman: Santiago Baños
Manager: Santiago Solari
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 1, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Quarter-Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Sebastián Córdova
Typically playing in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sebastián Córdova was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Having made a first senior appearance for Necaxa in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 11 appearances.