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Universidad Nacional vs Pachuca Live Stream, Predictions
The Liga MX (Clausura) game at The Estadio Olímpico Universitario on Sunday will see home side Universidad Nacional up against opponents in Pachuca.
View all Universidad Nacional v Pachuca tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - along with the latest match odds.
📊 Form Guide
Universidad Nacional won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Cruz Azul.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 43% possession and 7 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Cruz Azul got 16 shots at goal with 3 on target. Alonso Escoboza (84') scored for Cruz Azul.
Fixtures involving Universidad Nacional have usually been entertaining ones lately with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games alone, a total of 23 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 8 of them coming from Universidad Nacional. Historical results aside, it remains to be seen whether such a trend shall be replicated in this game.
Taking a look at their past results, Universidad Nacional:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Pachuca in their previous 6 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
In their previous fixture, Pachuca drew 1-1 in the CONCACAF Champions League match with Motagua.
The only scorer from Pachuca was Illian Hernández (73').
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Guillermo Almada's Pachuca have seen their goal attempts be successful 6 times therefore giving them a goals scored per game average of 1.
Ahead of this meeting, Pachuca have not won against Universidad Nacional in away games against them for the last 10 matches in the league. A very poor set of away results, indeed.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A glance at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 27/11/2020 tells us that Universidad Nacional have won 2 of these & Pachuca 0, with the number of drawn games standing at 4.
In all, 9 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 of them from Pumas and 3 netted by Los Tuzos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 1.5.
The previous league game between these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 4 on 25/07/2022 when it finished Pachuca 0-0 Universidad Nacional.
In that game, Pachuca managed 64% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
Universidad Nacional had 8 shots at goal with 3 on target.
The referee was Brian Omar González Veles.
🗞️ Team News: Universidad Nacional
The Universidad Nacional boss Rafael Puente Jr. has no fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a completely healthy group available for selection.
We think that Pumas will probably make use of the 4-3-2-1 system, utilising Sebastian Sosa, Pablo Bennevendo, Nicolas Freire, A. Ortiz Martínez, Pablo Monroy, Ulises Rivas, Jesus Molina, Higor Meritao, Diogo, Eduardo Salvio and Juan Ignacio Dinenno.
ℹ️ Team News: Pachuca
With a completely injury-free group available to choose from, the Pachuca boss Guillermo Almada does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this clash.
We reckon that Los Tuzos will likely utilise a 4-4-1-1 formation, starting Oscar Ustari, Kevin Alvarez, Gustavo Cabral, Oscar Murillo, M. André Isais, Avilés Hurtado, Erick Sánchez, Luis Chávez, Marino Hinestroza, Javier López and Roberto de la Rosa.
We’ve got the feeling that Universidad Nacional could well find it tough to get anything against this Pachuca lineup who should score one, at least.
We therefore see a hard-fought 0-1 winning margin for Pachuca at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Renata Leite, 02:54 15/03/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Olímpico Universitario (58,445)
Captain: Nicolás Freire
Chairman: Leopoldo Silva
Manager: Rafael Puente Jr.
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 14, Liga MX (Apertura) position 16
⭐ Star Man: Juan Ignacio Dinenno
Typically taking to the field 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 accomplished Forward has scored 7 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 11 appearances.
|Time first goal scored||48|
|Time first goal conceded||38|
|Time first goal scored||27|
|Time first goal conceded||39|
|Juan Ignacio Dinenno||13|
|Diogo de Oliveira||6|
|Gustavo del Prete||4|
|Javier Eduardo López||8|
|Roberto de La Rosa||3|
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