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The Liga MX (Apertura) clash at Estadio León on Tuesday sees home side León go up against Universidad Nacional.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for León v Universidad Nacional are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
León will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 2-3 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph vs Querétaro FC.
For León, the goals were scored by Ángel Mena (19') and Emmanuel Gigliotti (76', 80'). Omar Arellano (68') and Kevin Ramírez (72') scored for Querétaro FC.
Ignacio Ambriz's León have hit the back of the net 10 times in their past 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in that same time stands at 5.
Taking a look at their past results, León:
- are unbeaten in the league by Universidad Nacional in their previous 3 games.
- are undefeated in their last 25 home league matches. So impressive.
Universidad Nacional will go into this clash following on from a 3-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win vs Atlético San Luis in their last outing.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 49% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Universidad Nacional, the goals were scored by Juan Pablo Vigón (14') and Juan Ignacio Dinenno (52'). For their opponents, Atlético San Luis got 14 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Mauro Quiroga (84' Own goal) scored for Atlético San Luis.
A sequence of effective performances from the Universidad Nacional defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 3 from their last 6 clashes combined. During the same period, their forwards have scored 13.
Going into this encounter, Universidad Nacional are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 18/10/2017 tells us that León have won 4 of these and Universidad Nacional 2, with the number of draws being 0.
An aggregate of 19 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 12 of them for Los Esmeraldas and 7 netted by Pumas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league contest between these sides was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 10 on 15/03/2020 and the score finished León 3-1 Universidad Nacional.
The match was refereed by César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos.
Team News: León
León manager Ignacio Ambriz doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free group ready to go.
We are thinking that Los Esmeraldas look set to use the 4-4-2 formation in the match with Rodolfo Cota, Yairo Moreno, William Tesillo, Fernando Navarro, Jaine Barreiro, Pedro Aquino, Ángel Mena, José Ramírez, Luis Arturo Montes, Emmanuel Gigliotti and Nicolás Sosa.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go, Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
It’s our belief that Pumas could decide to begin the game with a 4-4-2 formation, starting Alfredo Talavera, Luis Quintana, Johan Vásquez, Alan Mozo, Alejandro Mayorga, Andrés Iniestra, Carlos Gutiérrez, Juan Pablo Vigón, Leonel Lopez, Carlos González and Juan Ignacio Dinenno.
In this match, Universidad Nacional are certainly able to find the net against this León lineup, however it may not quite be enough to avoid a loss.
We are anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning margin for León when all is said and done. Expecting it to be very competitive.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio León (31,297)
Captain: Luis Montes
Chairman: Jesús Martínez Murguia
Manager: Ignacio Ambriz
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 3
🔑 Key Man: Emmanuel Gigliotti
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Emmanuel Gigliotti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Atlético Tucumán in the 2009 - 2010 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 7 appearances.