Return to this page a few days before the scheduled game when this expired prediction will be updated with our full preview and tips for the next match between these teams.
Universidad Nacional will do battle with guests Mazatlán at Estadio Olímpico Universitario in this Liga MX (Clausura) game on Sunday.
View all Universidad Nacional v Mazatlán tips, stats and our pre-match poll below (plus the best game odds).
Universidad Nacional prepare for this fixture after a 0-0 Liga MX (Clausura) drawn match versus Club Tijuana.
In that game, Universidad Nacional managed 39% possession and 18 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. At the other end, Club Tijuana got 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
A recurring feature of recent Universidad Nacional games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their previous six matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've lost. We will have to find out whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Universidad Nacional are unbeaten in their previous 10 league matches at home. They have been so resilient here.
Mazatlán come into this game following on from a 3-2 Liga MX (Clausura) win over Necaxa in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Mazatlán managed 43% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Mazatlán, the goalscorers were Fernando Aristeguieta (28'), Carlos Vargas (31') and Camilo Sanvezzo (71'). Necaxa had 16 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Juan Delgado (43') and Alejandro Zendejas (64') scored for Necaxa.
The numbers tell their own story, and Mazatlán have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in total. In defence, Mazatlán can certainly do much better.
Head to head
The last league meeting between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 5 on 16/08/2020 and the score finished Mazatlán 0-0 Universidad Nacional.
That time, Mazatlán had 58% possession and 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Universidad Nacional got 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Alejandro Funk.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini will be grateful not to have any fitness worries to speak of before this game owing to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Mazatlán
Owing to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, Mazatlán boss Tomás Boy has zero fitness worries to report before this clash.
In this game, Mazatlán have it within them to put one past this Universidad Nacional side, but that is unlikely to be enough to avoid a loss.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 2-1 win for Universidad Nacional when the full-time whistle blows. Let’s just see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Universitario (72,000)
Chairman: Leopoldo Silva
Manager: Andres Lillini
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 9, Liga MX (Apertura) position 2, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Juan Pablo Vigón
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Juan Pablo Vigón was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. After having made a senior debut playing for Atlas in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has struck 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 11 appearances.