An important duel in the bottom section of the Primera Division, with both Limón and UCR experiencing more worry than joy. This match is a classic "six-pointer" with the home team placed 10th and the visitors in 12th place.
There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.
Limón form and stats
The home fans haven’t been spoiled with victories in the Primera Division this season. Limón have only managed 2 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses from their games here at Estadio Juan Gobán Quirós.
No payout for Limón in their previous match, an away game at Guadalupe that ended in defeat 0-1. In the game before, an away victory match versus Herediano with a 1-0 scoreline.
There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Limón as they are travelling to their away game against Deportivo Saprissa in the Primera Division. That match is three days after this one.
The goals haven't exactly been flowing for Limón here at Estadio Juan Gobán Quirós in the league, with less than one goal per game on average (6 from 8 games). Limón's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 8 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.
UCR form and stats
The hunting on away grounds haven’t been very fruitful for UCR, who have the most conceded goals (36) in Primera Division, so far with only 1 point returning home. The records show 0-1-7 (win-draw-lose). With the UCR losing streak of four defeats in a row, regardless of arena, optimism is low and sinking. Three might be a magic number, but there's been little wizardry in UCR's last three away games as they have all been lost.
The manager M. Solano Abarca was unhappy after their last game, a Primera Division match played at their home ground Estadio Ecólogico de la UCR. UCR suffered a 1-3 loss to Santos de Guapiles (placed 11th). A 1-6 defeat away at Alajuelense before that.
After this away game UCR return home for a Primera Division game against Herediano. That game is only three sleeps after this.
The visitors have scored 7 goals from 8 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. The UCR defense is as useful as an ashtray on a motorcycle, having conceded 27 goals in their away games.
Head 2 HeadLimón and UCR have met before this season: UCR - Limón 2-1. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - three - four (Limón wins - draws - UCR wins). As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five had two or less.
P. Báez Benítez
V. Scott Wilson
Limón missing players
UCR missing players
|Total||Home||vs ||Statistics||Stat||vs ||Away||Total|
|97%||95%||100%||Over 0.5||O 0.5||100%||95%||92%|
|68%||53%||33%||Over 1.5||O 1.5||75%||74%||76%|
|43%||32%||33%||Over 2.5||O 2.5||75%||68%||63%|
|19%||5%||0%||Over 3.5||O 3.5||50%||53%||37%|
|14%||5%||0%||Over 4.5||O 4.5||50%||37%||18%|
|27%||42%||100%||Clean Sheets||C S||0%||5%||16%|
|32%||26%||0%||Failed to Score||F T||50%||47%||39%|
|4.8||5.7||6.3||Corners for (avg)||C F||5||4||4.2|
|5.9||4.9||4.7||Corners against (avg)||C A||4||4.3||4.2|
|2.3||2.3||1.3||Yellow cards (avg)||Y C||2.5||2.7||2.7|
|4||2||0||Red cards||R C||1||6||15|
|338||266||37||Total Shots||T S||19||88||209|
|115||84||12||Shots on Target||S O||9||34||82|
|30%||23%||42%||Goal Efficiency||G E||78%||53%||48%|
- Limón has the fewest matches over the total-line (13)
- Limón has the fewest points (7) at home
- Limón has the fewest points from losing position (1)
- Limón has the fewest scored goals (14)
- Limón has the fewest scored goals in the second half (15)
- UCR has the fewest points (1) away
- UCR has the most conceded goals (27) away
- UCR has the most conceded goals (36)
- UCR has the the worst goal difference (-19)
- UCR has the the worst goal difference (-20) away
- UCR have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.
- UCR have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
- UCR is in the worst form (1-0-4)
|11||Santos de Guapiles||15||3||5||7||22||28||8||3||2||3||14||11||7||0||3||4||8||17||-6||14|