Open game expected at Estadio Municipal de La Pintana: Melipilla vs La Serena preview

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Competition: Chile Primera Division
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 23:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Municipal de La Pintana (6000 seats)

Primera Division: Melipilla are 9 points short of La Serena, but are driven to go all in. Get this show on the road!

Insights:
  • Melipilla have the most conceded goals (42) in Primera Division
  • La Serena have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

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Melipilla form and stats

With 2 Primera Division wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Melipilla, who have the most conceded goals (42) in Primera Division, are certainly not brimming with confidence. With seven home Primera Division games in a row without a win, the Melipilla fans could feel they are not getting value for their money. It remains to be seen whether this unfortunate streak, which started after the O'Higgins game long ago, can be stopped today.

In their previous game, the manager C. Arán led his Melipilla to a defeat in the Primera Division match away at Antofagasta. The manager is hoping to put things right immediately here at Estadio Municipal de La Pintana.

Preceding that game was the home draw versus Santiago Wanderers that ended 1-1.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Melipilla have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found ten matches with the results: Won three, drawn four and lost three.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Melipilla as they are travelling to their away game against O'Higgins in the Primera Division. That match is three days after this one.

The Melipilla fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 16 in 12 matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 19 goals have been conceded.

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La Serena form and stats

The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for La Serena so far with only 10 points returning home. The records show 2-4-6 (win-draw-lose).

Serena had fun at their own home (Estadio Municipal de La Pintana) last time out, beating Cobresal 2-1. J. Cavallaro and L. Valencia scored.

Preceding that game was the away victory against Nublense with the score of 1-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found eight similar matches played by La Serena in our archives, and the results are: three wins for La Serena, two draws and three defeats.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Colo-Colo in just four days.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Serena have scored 13 goals in 12 league games away. Serena have conceded 17 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

The last head to head meeting ended La Serena - Melipilla 5-1, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Melipilla three wins, two draws and La Serena five victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MelipillaG. Sosa
G. Sosa
16 goals
La SerenaS. Leyton Hevia
S. Leyton Hevia
6 goals
La SerenaJ. Benítez Guillén
J. Benítez Guillén
4 goals

Melipilla missing players

La Serena missing players

Melipilla La Serena
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
24 12 2 Played P 4 12 24
5 2 0 Won W 0 2 8
7 6 2 Drew D 3 4 7
12 4 0 Lost L 1 6 9
26 16 2 Scored S 2 13 31
42 19 2 Conceded C 4 17 29
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 83% 83%
88% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 75% 75%
46% 42% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 42% 38%
25% 25% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 25% 21%
12% 17% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 12%
54% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 25% 42% 42%
12% 8% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 33% 38%
33% 17% 0% Failed to Score F T 75% 42% 38%
 
4.6 5.2 6 Corners for (avg) C F 3 3.5 3.9
5.6 4.9 6.5 Corners against (avg) C A 6.8 6.1 5.5
2.3 2.3 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.8 2.6 2.3
3 2 0 Red cards R C 2 5 6
 
11.2 11 12 Shots (avg) S ( 9.2 9.5 11
4.5 5 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.5 4.2
24% 27% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 13% 31% 31%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • La Serena have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Melipilla have the most conceded goals (42) in Primera Division
  • Melipilla have the most conceded goals in the first half (20) in Primera Division
  • Melipilla have the most dropped points from leading position (15) in Primera Division
  • Melipilla haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Melipilla is in the worst form (0-2-4)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Colo-Colo 24 15 4 5 39 20 12 6 2 4 14 7 12 9 2 1 25 13 19 49
2 Universidad Católica 23 14 2 7 43 28 12 10 2 0 29 10 11 4 0 7 14 18 15 44
3 Audax Italiano 24 11 8 5 31 24 12 7 2 3 17 13 12 4 6 2 14 11 7 41
4 Union La Calera 23 12 5 6 28 25 12 7 2 3 13 11 11 5 3 3 15 14 3 41
5 Union Espanola 24 11 3 10 38 35 12 7 2 3 23 18 12 4 1 7 15 17 3 36
6 Universidad Chile 23 9 7 7 30 26 11 4 4 3 13 13 12 5 3 4 17 13 4 34
7 Everton 23 9 7 7 20 19 12 5 4 3 11 10 11 4 3 4 9 9 1 34
8 Cobresal 24 9 5 10 30 26 12 7 2 3 21 10 12 2 3 7 9 16 4 32
9 Antofagasta 23 8 8 7 28 29 12 7 1 4 16 14 11 1 7 3 12 15 -1 32
10 La Serena 24 8 7 9 31 29 12 6 3 3 18 12 12 2 4 6 13 17 2 31
11 Nublense 23 7 8 8 32 29 12 5 4 3 19 10 11 2 4 5 13 19 3 29
12 Palestino 23 8 4 11 33 35 11 5 2 4 17 14 12 3 2 7 16 21 -2 28
13 Curico Unido 23 6 8 9 28 31 11 4 4 3 17 15 12 2 4 6 11 16 -3 26
14 O'Higgins 23 6 7 10 20 31 11 4 4 3 12 13 12 2 3 7 8 18 -11 25
15 Huachipato 23 4 11 8 26 34 11 2 6 3 10 13 12 2 5 5 16 21 -8 23
16 Melipilla 24 5 7 12 26 42 12 2 6 4 16 19 12 3 1 8 10 23 -16 22
17 Santiago Wanderers 22 4 3 15 17 37 11 2 2 7 10 22 11 2 1 8 7 15 -20 15

Read more about Primera Division

The Chilean Primera División is the top level league of the football pyramid in Chile. It is also known as the Campeonato AFP PlanVital, a sponsorship name. The league has 16 teams playing a season from February to December, split into Apertura (“opening”) and Clausura (“closing”) tournaments.