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Querétaro FC visit Estadio Olímpico Universitario on Sunday for the Liga MX (Apertura) tie with home side Universidad Nacional.
Our Universidad Nacional v Querétaro FC tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below including the latest game odds.
Universidad Nacional will be hoping for a better result after a 3-1 Liga MX (Clausura) losing effort in their last game against León.
The only scorer from Universidad Nacional was Carlos González (27'). Fernando Navarro (12'), Ángel Mena (32') and Ismael Sosa (92') scored for León.
Fixtures featuring Universidad Nacional have usually been lively ones recently with high scoring being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum of 25 goals have gone in for both teams combined (at an average of 4.17 goals per game) with 12 of them accredited to Pumas.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against Monarcas Morelia in Liga MX (Clausura) competition, Querétaro FC will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Querétaro FC managed 35% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Monarcas Morelia had 13 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. Aldo Rocha (44', 52'), Martín Rodríguez (58') and José Joaquín Martínez (80') scored for Monarcas Morelia.
The stats tell the story, and Querétaro FC have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 11 goals in total. In defence, Gallos Blancos have clearly had some problems. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this match, though.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes going back to 25/02/2017 shows that Universidad Nacional have won 1 of these and Querétaro FC 3, with the number of drawn results standing at 2.
17 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 7 of them for Pumas and 10 netted by Gallos Blancos. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league game between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 15 on 26/10/2019 which ended up with the score at Querétaro FC 3-0 Universidad Nacional.
In that game, Querétaro FC managed 47% possession and 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Jordan Sierra (26'), Aké Loba (29') and Enrique Triverio (82').
For their opponents, Universidad Nacional had 22 shots at goal with 7 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Oscar Macías Romo.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a completely healthy group to pick from.
We think that Pumas may well make use of the 4-4-1-1 system in the match, handing starts to Hugo Gonzalez, Daniel Parra, Cesar Montes, Nicolas Sanchez, Miguel Layún, Stefan Medina, Claudio Matías Kranevitter, Carlos Alberto Rodríguez, Dorlan Pabon, Aké Arnaud Loba and Rogelio Funes Mori.
Team News: Querétaro FC
Thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Querétaro FC manager Alex Diego does not have any fitness worries to report before this clash.
We reckon that Gallos Blancos might make use of a 4-2-3-1 system, settling for Luis García, William Da Silva, Gaston Sauro, Adrián Mora, Aníbal Chalá, Javier Güemez, Giovanny León, Enrique Triverio, Juan De Dios Gamboa Sánchez, Alexis Pedro Canelo and Michael Estrada.
In our view, Querétaro FC might need a bit of good fortune to find the net against this Universidad Nacional team who we think will end up scoring and staying ahead.
Our tip is therefore for a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Universidad Nacional when the referee blows for full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Universitario (72,000)
Chairman: Leopoldo Silva
Manager: Míchel González
⭐ Star Man: Juan Pablo Vigón
Usually used in the Centre Midfield position, Juan Pablo Vigón was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Having made a first senior appearance for Atlas in the 2012 - 2013 season, the gifted Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season so far in 7 appearances.