Primera Division match prediction and preview for Melgar vs Universidad San Martín clash

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Competition: Peru Primera Division
Competition: Fri 18.September
Match begins: 20:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería

With their 6 point advantage in the league table, Melgar fans are hoping to see their team collect maximum points from this game against Universidad San Martín.

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!

These teams have little in common geographically as Universidad San Martín have to travel 1000 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Melgar form and stats

Melgar have collected 7 points from their Primera Division home games so far after 2-1-2.

Happy days for Melgar in their previous game, a Primera Division match away at Academia Cantolao (placed 13th) that ended with a 2-0 victory. In the match before that, Melgar hosted Alianza Lima and drew the game 2-2.

Melgar are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 5 goals in 5 games. Melgar's goalkeeper has had to pick the ball out of their own net 6 times. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Universidad San Martín form and stats

Playing away, Universidad San Martín have won 1 game, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in the Primera Division this season. With two straight losses from their last two away games, Universidad San Martín are hoping that it's time for some travel points again.

S. Rebagliati was the last player to score for the away team. Universidad San Martín haven't scored a league goal in the last 482 minutes.

Universidad San Martín lost away at Sporting Cristal (0-2) in their previous game and are perhaps starting to feel homesick. Preceding that match was the 0-0 draw at home vs Deportivo Binacional.

There's been a serious shortage of goals from Universidad's away games in the league this season with only 2 goals from 5 matches. In the opposite end, Universidad San Martín have conceded 9 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: six - two - two (Melgar wins - draws - Universidad San Martín wins). As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

MelgarO. Arce Jaramillo
O. Arce Jaramillo
6 goals
MelgarJ. Sánchez Alegria
J. Sánchez Alegria
3 goals
MelgarI. Ávila Acero
I. Ávila Acero
2 goals

Melgar missing players

Universidad San Martín missing players

Melgar Universidad San Martín
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 2 5 10
4 2 0 Won W 0 1 2
3 1 1 Drew D 0 1 3
4 2 1 Lost L 2 3 5
13 5 2 Scored S 0 2 8
13 6 4 Conceded C 6 9 15
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 80% 80%
64% 60% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 80% 70%
36% 40% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 40% 50%
27% 20% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 20% 30%
9% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
45% 40% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 20% 40%
36% 40% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 20% 20%
27% 20% 50% Failed to Score F T 100% 80% 60%
 
4.7 5.8 5 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 5 5.4
3.8 3.8 5.5 Corners against (avg) C A 6.5 6 5.4
2.5 2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 1.8 2.2
4 2 0 Red cards R C 1 1 2
 
114 58 20 Total Shots T S 31 64 118
38 18 5 Shots on Target S O 10 22 44
34% 28% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 9% 18%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Melgar have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Melgar have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Universidad San Martín have scored away.
  • Melgar have won significantly more corners at home than away.
  • Melgar haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Universidad San Martín have conceded at least twice as many goals as they have scored away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Universitario 11 8 2 1 21 11 5 4 0 1 9 5 6 4 2 0 12 6 10 25
2 Ayacucho 10 5 3 2 19 12 5 2 2 1 7 5 5 3 1 1 12 7 7 18
3 Alianza Universidad 11 5 3 3 16 12 6 3 1 2 7 4 5 2 2 1 9 8 4 18
4 Deportivo Binacional 11 5 3 3 15 13 5 2 1 2 8 8 6 3 2 1 7 5 2 18
5 Sport Huancayo 11 5 3 3 11 9 5 4 1 0 8 3 6 1 2 3 3 6 2 18
6 UTC Cajamarca 11 5 3 3 13 12 5 3 1 1 8 7 6 2 2 2 5 5 1 18
7 Carlos Manucci 10 4 4 2 14 11 5 1 2 2 3 5 5 3 2 0 11 6 3 16
8 Sporting Cristal 10 4 3 3 18 11 5 2 2 1 6 4 5 2 1 2 12 7 7 15
9 César Vallejo 11 3 6 2 14 11 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 2 3 1 10 7 3 15
10 Melgar 11 4 3 4 13 13 5 2 1 2 5 6 6 2 2 2 8 7 0 15
11 Cienciano 10 4 2 4 15 12 5 2 1 2 11 9 5 2 1 2 4 3 3 14
12 Real Garcilaso 10 4 2 4 15 14 5 3 1 1 8 5 5 1 1 3 7 9 1 14
13 Academia Cantolao 11 4 2 5 11 19 6 2 1 3 5 11 5 2 1 2 6 8 -8 14
14 Alianza Lima 11 3 4 4 11 13 6 3 1 2 7 5 5 0 3 2 4 8 -2 13
15 Deportivo Municipal 10 2 6 2 9 8 5 1 3 1 5 4 5 1 3 1 4 4 1 12
16 Sport Boys 11 3 2 6 17 24 6 2 2 2 11 13 5 1 0 4 6 11 -7 10
17 Universidad San Martín 10 2 3 5 8 15 5 1 2 2 6 6 5 1 1 3 2 9 -7 9
18 Carlos Stein 11 2 3 6 9 15 6 0 2 4 5 12 5 2 1 2 4 3 -6 8
19 Deportivo Llacuabamba 11 2 2 7 15 23 6 2 1 3 9 9 5 0 1 4 6 14 -8 8
20 Atlético Grau 10 0 5 5 6 12 5 0 4 1 6 7 5 0 1 4 0 5 -6 5

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.