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Pachuca will be the visitors at Estadio Olímpico Universitario on Sunday for the Liga MX (Clausura) game with home team Universidad Nacional.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Universidad Nacional v Pachuca - along with the latest match odds.
Universidad Nacional, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following a 0-1 Liga MX (Clausura) victory against Atlético San Luis.
In that match, Universidad Nacional had 55% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Universidad Nacional was Juan Ignacio Dinenno (82'). Atlético San Luis had 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Under three goals per match were recorded in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Universidad Nacional have been involved. Regarding the goal weighting during this period, their opponents scored a total of 5 while Pumas totted up 4. Having said that, we must now wait to see if such a trend shall persist in this next game.
Coming into this clash, Universidad Nacional haven't lost in the league to Pachuca in their previous 2 matches.
Pachuca come into this encounter following a 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) win with the downing of Tigres de la UANL in their last fixture.
In that game, Pachuca managed 36% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. The scorer for Pachuca was Roberto De La Rosa (82'). At the other end, Tigres de la UANL got 8 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Paulo Pezzolano's Pachuca have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 8 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The overall goals that they have conceded during those matches adds up to 6.
Looking at their past form shows that Pachuca:
- have not registered a win against Universidad Nacional in away games against them for the last 8 league matches. An awful away record.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head duels dating back to 27/01/2019, there has been little to separate the clubs with Universidad Nacional winning 2 of those games, Pachuca 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 9 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 4 from Pumas and 5 netted by Los Tuzos. That’s an average goals per game of 1.5.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional boss Andres Lillini doesn’t have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Pachuca
Pachuca boss Paulo Pezzolano has multiple availability issues to deal with. Víctor Guzmán (Knee Injury) and Romario Ibarra (Collarbone fracture) won’t be making appearances.
We’re thinking that Universidad Nacional may find it difficult to hit the back of the net against this Pachuca side who we reckon will just have the edge.
We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 0-1 win for Pachuca at full-time.
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 15, Liga MX (Apertura) position 2, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Juan Ignacio Dinenno
Typically used in the Striker position, Juan Ignacio Dinenno was born in Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Racing Club in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 3 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 8 appearances.