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The Campeonato Nacional clash at Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo on Sunday sees home side Universidad Católica up against Curicó Unido.
Our Universidad Católica v Curicó Unido predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - along with the latest match odds.
Universidad Católica, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 0-1 Campeonato Nacional victory versus Deportes Iquique.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that not much more can be done by the Universidad Católica backline. Cruzados have been stingy, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past 6 matches standing at 3. That sort of trend isn’t assured to be carried forward into this match, though.
Going into this encounter, Universidad Católica are undefeated in their previous 10 league matches at home. A run that they'll hope to extend here.
Curicó Unido will come into the meeting following a 2-0 Campeonato Nacional win as they beat Deportes Antofagasta in their most recent outing.
Looking at their form, and Curicó Unido have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. At the back, Albirrojos have clearly had some problems.
Ahead of this meeting, Curicó Unido have not won away from home in their last 3 league matches.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head meetings going back to 26/08/2017 shows us that Universidad Católica have won 4 of these & Curicó Unido 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
A combined sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 12 of them for Cruzados and 6 belonging to Albirrojos. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: Universidad Católica
Edson Puch (Heel pain), José Pedro Fuenzalida (Sprained ankle), Alexander Aravena (Muscle bruise), Tomás Asta-Buruaga (Torn muscle bundle), Gastón Lezcano (Torn muscle bundle), Francisco Silva (Torn muscle bundle), César Munder (Sprained ankle), Juan Fuentes (Foot Injury) and Germán Lanaro (Ruptured cruciate ligament) aren’t available for Católica manager Ariel Holan.
Team News: Curicó Unido
With a fully injury-free squad available for selection, Curicó Unido manager Dalcio Giovagnoli has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this game.
Universidad Católica should really get amongst the goals against Curicó Unido, who might well find it a difficult task to find the back of the net.
Accordingly, we see a decent 2-0 win for Universidad Católica when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo (14,768)
Captain: José Fuenzalida
Chairman: Juan Tagle
Manager: Ariel Holan
Competitions: Campeonato Nacional position 1