Primera Division prediction: Melgar should edge out Atlético Grau on their own turf

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Competition: Peru Primera Division
Competition: Sat 25.June
Match begins: 00:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio de la Universidad Nacional San Agustín (65000 seats)

Primera Division: Melgar are ready for the visit of Atlético Grau in what could be an engaging football game. Here's a thorough preview!

Insights:
  • Melgar have the fewest conceded goals (11) in Primera Division
  • Atlético Grau have the most dropped points from leading position (17) in Primera Division

Both squads have had plentiful rest since their last effort on the pitch. Let's agree to expect an animated match!

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Melgar form and stats

Home games in the Primera Division have been a walk in the park for Melgar so far, with 21 points won from 7 matches; 7 wins, 0 draws and 0 losses.

Melgar are confident in defense, having played 601 minutes without conceding a goal in the league.

Melgar are returning here after visiting Sport Boys and winning with a 1-0 scoreline. Quevedo scored the goal(s). Arias (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.62/10. Arias hit four key passes and had 34 successful passes (of 41 total).

Before that, Melgar had a home game versus Universitario which ended with a victory 2-0.

A decent goal production from Melgar in their home games so far, with 12 goals from 7 league matches.

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Atlético Grau form and stats

2 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses. That’s the product of Atlético Grau playing as the away team in the Primera Division this season. Three has not been a lucky number for Atlético as they have been defeated three times in a row since the Carlos Stein match.

The attacking players of Atlético Grau have been feeble for some time now, the team not scoring a league goal in the last 261 minutes.

Home advantage was not enough for Atlético in their previous game as they lost hosting Sporting Cristal, 0-2.

Prior to that match, the Atlético Grau manager Álvarez faced defeat when travelling to Carlos Mannucci and losing 0-1.

9 goals so far away for Atlético Grau, while their defence has allowed the opposition to score 9. All from 9 league matches away.

Head 2 Head

Top Goalscorers

MelgarB. Cuesta
B. Cuesta
6 goals
Atlético GrauR. Sandoval Baylón
R. Sandoval Baylón
5 goals
Atlético GrauR. Salinas
R. Salinas
5 goals

Melgar missing players

Atlético Grau missing players

Melgar Atlético Grau
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
16 7 2 Played P 1 9 17
12 7 2 Won W 0 2 4
1 0 0 Drew D 1 5 6
3 0 0 Lost L 0 2 7
22 12 3 Scored S 1 9 20
11 0 0 Conceded C 1 9 22
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 94%
50% 43% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 78% 76%
38% 29% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 33% 41%
19% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 12%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 12%
19% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 100% 78% 71%
69% 100% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 11% 12%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 22% 24%
 
6.8 7.4 8 Corners for (avg) C F 1 4.6 3.8
4.1 2.9 1 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4.4 4.6
2.3 2.3 2.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 3.3 2.6
2 1 0 Red cards R C 0 2 3
 
14.2 15.4 18 Shots (avg) S ( 4 8.9 7.5
5.8 6.7 8.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.7 3.5
24% 26% 18% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 27% 33%
 
8.8 6.6 2.5 Shots against (avg) S A 12 11.9 10.1
3.2 2.3 0 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 2 5.6 4.9
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Atlético Grau have the most dropped points from leading position (17) in Primera Division
  • Atlético Grau have won significantly more corners away than at home.
  • Melgar have not yet conceded a single goal in all their home games.
  • Melgar have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Melgar have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • Melgar have the fewest conceded goals (0) at home in Primera Division
  • Melgar have the fewest conceded goals (11) in Primera Division
  • Melgar have the most clean sheets (11) in Primera Division
  • Melgar have the most clean sheets (7) at home in Primera Division
  • Melgar have the most points (21) at home in Primera Division
  • Melgar have won all their matches at home so far.
  • Melgar have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded at home.
  • Melgar haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Melgar is in the best form (6-0-0) in Primera Division

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Melgar 16 12 1 3 22 11 7 7 0 0 12 0 9 5 1 3 10 11 11 37
2 Sport Huancayo 15 10 3 2 29 15 7 5 2 0 16 6 8 5 1 2 13 9 14 33
3 Sporting Cristal 16 9 5 2 31 19 8 6 2 0 24 13 8 3 3 2 7 6 12 32
4 Alianza Lima 16 9 2 5 25 15 7 5 1 1 13 5 9 4 1 4 12 10 10 29
5 Alianza Atlético 16 9 2 5 26 26 8 5 2 1 15 8 8 4 0 4 11 18 0 29
6 Cienciano 16 8 4 4 30 17 8 6 1 1 20 7 8 2 3 3 10 10 13 28
7 Deportivo Binacional 16 9 1 6 21 15 9 6 1 2 14 6 7 3 0 4 7 9 6 28
8 Universitario 16 7 4 5 23 17 8 4 3 1 15 9 8 3 1 4 8 8 6 25
9 Cesar Vallejo 16 6 6 4 17 14 8 5 2 1 13 5 8 1 4 3 4 9 3 24
10 Deportivo Municipal 16 7 3 6 28 31 9 4 2 3 10 12 7 3 1 3 18 19 -3 24
11 UTC Cajamarca 16 6 2 8 28 29 8 5 2 1 19 12 8 1 0 7 9 17 -1 20
12 Atlético Grau 17 4 6 7 20 22 8 2 1 5 11 13 9 2 5 2 9 9 -2 18
13 Sport Boys 17 5 3 9 15 29 8 3 1 4 8 12 9 2 2 5 7 17 -14 18
14 Carlos Mannucci 16 4 5 7 16 18 7 2 3 2 3 4 9 2 2 5 13 14 -2 17
15 ADT 16 3 6 7 13 20 8 2 3 3 9 8 8 1 3 4 4 12 -7 15
16 Universidad San Martin 16 4 2 10 17 31 9 4 1 4 12 9 7 0 1 6 5 22 -14 14
17 Carlos Stein 16 3 4 9 16 26 8 3 3 2 9 7 8 0 1 7 7 19 -10 13
18 Ayacucho 15 3 2 10 23 27 8 3 1 4 16 13 7 0 1 6 7 14 -4 11
19 Academia Cantolao 16 2 3 11 13 31 9 1 1 7 7 18 7 1 2 4 6 13 -18 9

Read more about Primera Division

The Peruvian First Division, also known as the Primera Division or the Copa Movistar, is the top level of football in Peru. Seasons run from February to December with 18 teams playing 44 fixtures each to create a final league table. Universitario, Alianza Lima and Sporting Cristal are by far the dominant winner of this league since it was founded in 1912.