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Puebla will take to the pitch with guests Universidad Nacional at Estadio Cuauhtémoc in this Liga MX (Clausura) game on Saturday.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Puebla v Universidad Nacional - as well as up-to-date odds.
Puebla will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 1-4 Liga MX (Clausura) victory against Atlético San Luis.
In that game, Puebla managed 56% possession and 17 shots on goal with 6 on target. For Puebla, goals were scored by Santiago Ormeño (41'), Christian Tabó (60'), Daniel Álvarez (84') and Guillermo Martínez (94'). On the other side, Atlético San Luis had 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Felipe Gallegos (67') was the scorer for Atlético San Luis.
It has not been often in recent games where Puebla have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Los Camoteros have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 9 goals along the way. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend shall be sustained in this match.
Going into this contest, Puebla have not emerged victorious against Universidad Nacional in their last 2 league games.
In their previous fixture, Universidad Nacional drew 0-0 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with Tigres de la UANL.
In that match, Universidad Nacional managed 43% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Tigres de la UANL got 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
A succession of outstanding performances from the Universidad Nacional defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures overall. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 5.
Looking at their past form shows that Universidad Nacional:
- have not registered a win against Puebla when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 28/10/2017, both clubs have shared the honours with Puebla winning 2 of those games, Universidad Nacional 2 and 2 being draws in regulation time.
21 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 10 of them from Los Camoteros and 11 created by Pumas. The average goals per game has been 3.5.
The previous league match between the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 8 on 05/09/2020 when it finished Universidad Nacional 4-1 Puebla.
On that occasion, Universidad Nacional managed 53% possession and 18 shots on goal with 11 of them on target. Goals were scored by Fabio Álvarez (32'), Carlos González (36'), Johan Vásquez (58') and Juan Ignacio Dinenno (63').
On the other side, Puebla had 6 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Salvador Reyes (10') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Fernando Hernández Gómez.
Team News: Puebla
Puebla boss Nicolás Larcamón doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this clash owing to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
With a fully healthy squad available to select from, Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini has no fitness worries to speak of before this game.
Our feeling is that Universidad Nacional should have enough to score against this Puebla outfit, however that may not be enough to avoid defeat.
Our selection here is for both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Puebla when the full-time whistle blows. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtémoc (47,417)
Captain: Javier Salas
Chairman: Manuel Jiménez García
Manager: Nicolás Larcamón
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 3, Liga MX (Apertura) position 12
⭐ Star Player: Christian Tabó
Normally played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Christian Tabó was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Having made a first senior appearance for Atlas in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has scored 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 15 appearances.