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The Liga MX (Apertura) clash at Estadio Olímpico Universitario on Sunday will see home side Universidad Nacional do battle with opponents Toluca.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Universidad Nacional v Toluca are shown on this page (inc. the best betting odds).
Universidad Nacional enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Liga MX (Apertura) drawn game vs Club América.
In that match, Universidad Nacional managed 39% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Universidad Nacional, the scorers were Juan Pablo Vigón (28') and Juan Iturbe (55'). Club América had 24 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Nicolás Benedetti (39') and Federico Viñas (81') scored for Club América.
It has not been often in recent times that Universidad Nacional haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Pumas have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals on the way. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Universidad Nacional:
- have not lost a league tie with Toluca in their last 4 matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 8 home league matches. It's been impressive.
Toluca come into this match following on from a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win over Cruz Azul in their last game.
In that match, Toluca managed 33% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For Toluca, the goalscorers were Haret Ortega (24') and Gastón Sauro (49'). Cruz Azul got 31 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, Carlos Morales's Toluca have turned their attacks into goals a total of 5 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 0.83.
A look at their previous results shows us that Toluca:
- have not won against Universidad Nacional in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
- are without an away win for the past 4 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/09/2017 tells us that Universidad Nacional have won 3 of these & Toluca 2, with the tally of draws being 1.
A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from Pumas and 8 belonging to Los Diablos Rojos. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Universidad Nacional boss Andres Lillini has a full complement, with no fitness concerns at all before this match owing to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Toluca
With a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Toluca manager Carlos Morales doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that Universidad Nacional can get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Toluca, who may well struggle to score themselves.
We’re tipping a 2-0 winning score for Universidad Nacional at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Universitario (72,000)
Captain: Andrés Iniestra
Chairman: Leopoldo Silva
Manager: Andres Lillini
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 4
⭐ Key Player: Carlos González
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Carlos González was born in Villarrica, Paraguay. After having made a senior debut playing for Necaxa in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.