Home advantage could prove decisive in O'Higgins - Curicó Unido battle

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Competition: Chile Primera Division
Competition: Tue 20.October
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio El Teniente (14450 seats)

O'Higgins hope to sell some tickets for this game even though the season has been rough so far with 11 points and a 16th position in the Primera Division table. Visiting Curicó Unido holds 8th place with 20 pts.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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O'Higgins form and stats

With 1 Primera Division win, 0 draws and 7 defeats from their home games, O'Higgins, who have the fewest points (3) at home in Primera Division, are certainly not brimming with confidence. It's been an uphill battle for O'Higgins in their home games for quite some time now, as six matches in a row are lost here. Not since the Santiago Wanderers game have they avoided the disappointment of defeat. With three straight defeats the pressure is piling up on O'Higgins to get some points in this home game.

The fans are hoping that O'Higgins will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the Primera Division game against Audax Italiano (placed 7th). Before that game, the home loss against Cobresal with the scoreline 0-2.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how O'Higgins have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found six games) they have won three times, drawn one and lost two.

The O'Higgins fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 8 in 8 matches. O'Higgins are struggling defensively, conceding on average more than two goals per home game (18 from 8 played).

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Curicó Unido form and stats

There's been little loot from Curicó Unido's travels as they have only collected 5 points from 7 away games in the Primera Division. Curicó Unido, who have the fewest scored goals (11) in Primera Division, only have 1 win to counter their 4 defeats and 2 draws.

There might be some fixture complaints from Curicó as they are again playing away from home after losing on the road in their previous match, the Primera Division match against Union Espanola (1-2). The game before that, was lost at home, a 1-3 defeat against Everton.

Curicó are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is one win, seven draws and five defeats. From a total of 13 matches.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Curicó as they have only managed to score 4 times from 7 away games in the league. For Curicó, more than two goals on average per game end up in their own net.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: four - one - five (O'Higgins wins - draws - Curicó Unido wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

O'Higgins missing players

Curicó Unido missing players

O'Higgins Curicó Unido
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
15 8 3 Played P 2 7 14
3 1 0 Won W 1 1 6
2 0 0 Drew D 0 2 2
10 7 3 Lost L 1 4 6
17 8 2 Scored S 2 4 11
26 18 8 Conceded C 3 14 20
93% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 71% 86%
73% 88% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 71% 57%
60% 75% 67% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 57% 43%
33% 38% 33% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 29% 21%
27% 25% 33% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 14% 7%
67% 75% 67% BTTS BTTS 50% 43% 36%
13% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 29% 43%
27% 25% 33% Failed to Score F T 50% 57% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.8 3.5 3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2.4 2.3
5 3 2 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
181 93 38 Total Shots T S 14 56 136
67 41 13 Shots on Target S O 7 23 52
25% 20% 15% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 17% 21%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Curicó Unido has the fewest scored goals (11) in Primera Division
  • Curicó Unido has the the worst goal difference (-10) away in Primera Division
  • Curicó Unido have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
  • Curicó Unido have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • O'Higgins has the fewest points (3) at home in Primera Division
  • O'Higgins has the most conceded goals (18) at home in Primera Division
  • O'Higgins has the most conceded goals in the first half (15) in Primera Division
  • O'Higgins has the the worst goal difference (-10) at home in Primera Division
  • O'Higgins have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored at home.
  • O'Higgins have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • O'Higgins have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • O'Higgins haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Universidad Catolica 14 10 3 1 32 12 7 5 1 1 17 6 7 5 2 0 15 6 20 33
2 Unión La Calera 15 10 3 2 24 12 8 5 3 0 12 6 7 5 0 2 12 6 12 33
3 Union Espanola 15 10 2 3 32 21 8 5 2 1 18 12 7 5 0 2 14 9 11 32
4 Antofagasta 14 7 6 1 20 10 8 4 3 1 12 8 6 3 3 0 8 2 10 27
5 Universidad Chile 15 7 4 4 26 18 7 4 3 0 15 4 8 3 1 4 11 14 8 25
6 Huachipato 15 6 4 5 18 18 8 4 3 1 9 7 7 2 1 4 9 11 0 22
7 Audax Italiano 15 5 5 5 22 22 7 4 2 1 11 6 8 1 3 4 11 16 0 20
8 Curicó Unido 14 6 2 6 11 20 7 5 0 2 7 6 7 1 2 4 4 14 -9 20
9 Cobresal 15 5 4 6 21 20 7 3 2 2 10 6 8 2 2 4 11 14 1 19
10 Everton 15 4 7 4 15 15 7 2 4 1 7 6 8 2 3 3 8 9 0 19
11 Palestino 15 5 4 6 15 18 7 3 3 1 8 5 8 2 1 5 7 13 -3 19
12 Coquimbo Unido 15 5 3 7 17 22 7 3 2 2 8 9 8 2 1 5 9 13 -5 18
13 Santiago Wanderers 15 5 2 8 23 29 8 3 1 4 13 16 7 2 1 4 10 13 -6 17
14 Univ. Concepcion 15 3 7 5 18 23 7 1 2 4 9 15 8 2 5 1 9 8 -5 16
15 Deportes Iquique 15 4 3 8 15 26 7 3 1 3 6 12 8 1 2 5 9 14 -11 15
16 O'Higgins 15 3 2 10 17 26 8 1 0 7 8 18 7 2 2 3 9 8 -9 11
17 Colo-Colo 14 2 4 8 17 23 7 1 1 5 10 14 7 1 3 3 7 9 -6 10
18 La Serena 15 2 3 10 14 22 8 2 1 5 10 11 7 0 2 5 4 11 -8 9

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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.