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Universidad Nacional head to Estadio Caliente on Saturday for the Liga MX (Clausura) game with hosts Club Tijuana.
Our Club Tijuana v Universidad Nacional predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Club Tijuana head into this match after a 2-2 Liga MX (Apertura) drawn result against Querétaro FC.
In that game, Club Tijuana managed 67% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Club Tijuana, goals were scored by Jordi Cortizo (55') and Vladimir Loroña (58'). For their opponents, Querétaro FC had 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Julián Velázquez (9') and Hugo Silveira (51') scored for Querétaro FC.
An interesting feature of recent Club Tijuana games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous 6 matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a loser.
After a losing effort in their last game against León in Primera (Apertura) Liguilla action, Universidad Nacional and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Universidad Nacional managed 60% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. León got 9 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Emmanuel Gigliotti (12') and Yairo Moreno (83') scored for León.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games featuring Universidad Nacional has been fairly consistent of late. A glance at their last 6 outings reveals that it has occurred 5 times. In those clashes, opposing sides have hit a goal total of 7 and Pumas have scored 6. Regardless, we must now wait to see if the trend will be replicated in this match.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels stretching back to 10/09/2017, there has been little between the sides with Club Tijuana winning 3 of those games, Universidad Nacional 3 and 0 being draws in regulation time.
A sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 7 of them from Xoloitzcuintles and 6 created by Pumas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.17.
The previous league match between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 7 on 30/08/2020 which ended up with the score at Universidad Nacional 3-0 Club Tijuana.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 48% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Carlos González (38'), Alejandro Mayorga (57') and Bryan Mendoza (96').
Club Tijuana had 7 attempts at goal with 4 on target.
The match was refereed by Jorge Isaac Rojas.
Team News: Club Tijuana
Club Tijuana boss Pablo Guede has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match.
Our assessment here is that Universidad Nacional could find themselves struggling to see themselves scoring against this Club Tijuana outfit who we reckon will score & stay on top.
We’re therefore anticipating a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 winning margin for Club Tijuana at the end of the 90.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Caliente (26,158)
Captain: Miller Bolaños
Chairman: Jorge Hank Inzunsa
Manager: Pablo Guede
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 15
⭐ Star Player: Bryan Angulo
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Bryan Angulo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After having played his first senior match for Cruz Azul in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has managed 3 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in 15 appearances.