Can Unión Española outdo Curicó Unido in Estadio Santa Laura-Universidad SEK clash?

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Competition: Chile Primera Division
Competition: Sat 16.October
Match begins: 20:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Santa Laura-Universidad SEK (3500 seats)

A win is the only result that will do for the Unión Española fans in this Estadio Santa Laura-Universidad SEK clash with Curicó Unido, as they have a robust lead on the away side in the Primera Division table.

Insights:
  • Unión Española have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in Primera Division
  • Unión Española have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Curicó Unido have scored away.

This could be an engaging game with lots of spark and energy as both sides are well renewed since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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Unión Española form and stats

Unión Española have collected 23 points from their Primera Division home games so far after 7-2-3. Two home wins in a row for Española bring valid hopes of a third.

The fans are hoping that Española will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 1-2 away loss in the Primera Division game against Universidad Catolica (placed 2nd).

Ahead of that match, Unión Española won a home game hosting O'Higgins (3-2).

This is expected to be a close game, with Unión Española perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Unión Española as a small favourite), we find twelve games. Unión Española has won eight of these, drawn one and lost three.

A decent goal production from Española in their home games so far, with 23 goals from 12 league matches. With more than 1,5 conceded goals on average, the Española defense is not exactly impregnable. 18 goals conceded from 12 games. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above.

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Curicó Unido form and stats

Curicó Unido have only collected 10 points from their away games in the Primera Division, after 2-4-6 (12 played).

Curicó played 0-0 against Ñublense in their previous match.

Prior to that result Curicó Unido won their away game at Huachipato. The scoreline was 4-1.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Curicó playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were one Curicó Unido win, three draws and five defeats.

The visitors have scored 11 goals from 12 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. 16 goals have been conceded by Curicó in these games.

Head 2 Head

Curicó Unido - Española 1-2 was the outcome when these two sides previously played each other, earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: nine - one - zero (Española wins - draws - Curicó Unido wins). As for goals, seven matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

EspañolaC. Palacios Ferreira
C. Palacios Ferreira
15 goals
Curicó UnidoL. Benegas
L. Benegas
11 goals
Unión EspañolaI. Lemmo Gervasio
I. Lemmo Gervasio
4 goals

Unión Española missing players

Curicó Unido missing players

Unión Española Curicó Unido
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
24 12 4 Played P 3 12 24
11 7 3 Won W 0 2 6
3 2 0 Drew D 0 4 9
10 3 1 Lost L 3 6 9
38 23 9 Scored S 1 11 28
35 18 6 Conceded C 5 16 31
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 92%
88% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 83% 83%
62% 67% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 25% 38%
33% 50% 75% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 21%
25% 33% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 8%
67% 83% 75% BTTS BTTS 33% 42% 54%
8% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 17% 25%
29% 17% 25% Failed to Score F T 67% 50% 29%
 
4.8 4.3 5 Corners for (avg) C F 7 5.8 5.3
4.2 3.8 3 Corners against (avg) C A 4.7 4.6 3.9
2 2.3 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.5 1.9
5 2 1 Red cards R C 1 1 3
 
13.6 13.6 12.8 Shots (avg) S ( 13.7 13 13.9
5.1 5.5 5.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 4.7 4.8 5.2
31% 35% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 7% 19% 22%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Unión Española have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their home matches.
  • Unión Española have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Unión Española have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Curicó Unido have scored away.
  • Unión Española have the fewest clean sheets (0) at home in Primera Division
  • Unión Española 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 Colo-Colo 24 15 4 5 39 20 12 6 2 4 14 7 12 9 2 1 25 13 19 49
2 Universidad Catolica 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 Unión La Calera 23 12 5 6 28 25 12 7 2 3 13 11 11 5 3 3 15 14 3 41
5 Unión Española 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 Ñublense 24 7 9 8 32 29 12 5 4 3 19 10 12 2 5 5 13 19 3 30
12 Palestino 23 8 4 11 33 35 11 5 2 4 17 14 12 3 2 7 16 21 -2 28
13 O'Higgins 24 7 7 10 21 31 12 5 4 3 13 13 12 2 3 7 8 18 -10 28
14 Curicó Unido 24 6 9 9 28 31 12 4 5 3 17 15 12 2 4 6 11 16 -3 27
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 23 4 3 16 17 38 11 2 2 7 10 22 12 2 1 9 7 16 -21 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.