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The Campeonato Nacional meeting at Estadio Tierra de Campeones on Friday will see home side Deportes Iquique go into battle with opponents Universidad Católica.
View all Deportes Iquique v Universidad Católica tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - plus the latest betting odds.
Deportes Iquique will be looking for an improved result here following the 1-0 Campeonato Nacional defeat last time out to Everton Viña del Mar.
An interesting feature of more recent Deportes Iquique games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their prior sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on BTTS would have been a losing one.
Universidad Católica will go into the game following on from a 3-0 Campeonato Nacional win vs Huachipato in their most recent match.
Throughout their six most recent matches, Ariel Holan's Universidad Católica have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 11 times, yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.83.
Leading up to this clash, Universidad Católica:
- haven't been beaten by Deportes Iquique when having played them away from home in the previous 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head clashes stretching back to 13/05/2017 tells us that Deportes Iquique have won 1 of them & Universidad Católica 4, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them for Los Dragones Celestes and 10 created by Cruzados. That’s an average goals per game of 2.33.
Team News: Deportes Iquique
Deportes Iquique boss Jaime Vera has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all before this match owing to a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Universidad Católica
Católica manager Ariel Holan has to contend with a number of unavailable players. 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) are not ready for selection.
We feel that in this game, Deportes Iquique have the firepower to breach the defence of this Universidad Católica lineup, but a single goal probably won’t prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 1-2 win for Universidad Católica at full-time. It’s a very tough call.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Tierra de Campeones (12,000)
Captain: Mauricio Zenteno
Chairman: Césare Rossi
Manager: Jaime Vera
Competitions: Campeonato Nacional position 16