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Unión La Calera are going up against the visiting Unión Española at The Estadio Nicolás Chahuán Nazar in the Campeonato Nacional game on Friday.
Our Unión La Calera v Unión Española predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
Unión La Calera
Unión La Calera will be hoping for a better result after a 2-0 Campeonato Nacional losing effort in their last game against Colo-Colo.
It’s not been often in recent times where Unión La Calera have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Unión La Calera have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals in the process.
Previously, Unión Española drew 3-3 in the Campeonato Nacional tie with O'Higgins.
Facundo Castro (52') scored for O'Higgins.
Looking at their form, and Unión Española have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing opposing sides hit 16 goals overall. At the back, Unión Española seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly. We will find out if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings dating back to 14/11/2020 shows us that Unión La Calera have won 2 of these and Unión Española 3, with the number of draws being 1.
A total of 19 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Cementeros and 10 coming from Rojos de Santa Laura. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
The previous league clash between these clubs was Campeonato Nacional match day 13 on 09/05/2023 which finished with the scoreline of Unión Española 3-2 Unión La Calera.
Team News: Unión La Calera
The Unión La Calera manager Gerardo Ameli will be happy not to have any fitness concerns at all before this game with a fully healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Unión Española
Unión Española boss Ronald Fuentes has to currently contend with reduced team options. Sebastián Pérez (Thumb injury) and Vicente Conelli (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t be making appearances.
We’re inclined to think that Unión Española are likely to find the back of the net against this Unión La Calera lineup, however it realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re tipping both teams to score in a 2-1 victory for Unión La Calera at the end of the 90 minutes. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Unión La Calera
Stadium: The Estadio Nicolás Chahuán Nazar (9,200)
Captain: Christian Vilches
Chairman: Joaquín Bermúdez
Manager: Gerardo Ameli
Competitions: Campeonato Nacional position 9