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León are the guests at Estadio Olímpico Universitario on Sunday for the Liga MX (Clausura) showdown with hosts Universidad Nacional.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Universidad Nacional v León can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Universidad Nacional will be looking for an improved result here following a 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) defeat in their last game at the hands of Toluca.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 48% possession and 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Toluca had 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. Alexis Canelo (88') scored for Toluca.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Universidad Nacional have taken part. In terms of the goal distribution from this period, opposition teams scored a total of 4 and Pumas got themselves 3. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to follow through here, of course.
Their prior results show that Universidad Nacional:
- have not registered a win against León in their previous 4 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 12 home league matches. They have been so resilient here.
Since suffering a loss in their previous game against Club Tijuana in Liga MX (Clausura) action, León and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, León had 59% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. On the other side, Club Tijuana had 10 shots on goal with 5 on target. Mauro Manotas (7') and Fabián Castillo (95') scored for Club Tijuana.
Ignacio Ambriz's León have converted a total of 6 times throughout their latest 6 matches. The aggregate of goals that they have conceded during that same period comes to 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, León:
- haven't been beaten by Universidad Nacional when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 24/02/2019 shows that these encounters have been pretty painful for Universidad Nacional. They have not been able to come away with any victories at all whereas León have just been too good for them, beating them in 83 per cent of those games where they have faced each other.
A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 of them from Pumas and 13 for Los Esmeraldas. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini has no fitness worries at all ahead of this match with a fully healthy squad to pick from.
Team News: León
Thanks to a completely injury-free group to pick from, León boss Ignacio Ambriz has zero fitness concerns at all ahead of this game.
We’re inclined to think that Universidad Nacional will need to apply a lot of pressure to score against this León outfit who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore seeing a good tussle with a 0-1 win for León at the end of the match.
Should be an interesting one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Universitario (72,000)
Captain: Juan Vigón
Chairman: Leopoldo Silva
Manager: Andres Lillini
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 13, Liga MX (Apertura) position 2, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Finals)
⭐ Key Man: Juan Ignacio Dinenno
Usually used in the Striker position, Juan Ignacio Dinenno was born in Argentina. Having played his first senior match for Racing Club in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has got 10 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 17 appearances.