Soccer match preview: Home crowd has high hopes when Sporting Cristal welcomes Alianza Universidad

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Competition: Peru Primera Division
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 23:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería

Sporting Cristal will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 2 points behind Alianza Universidad.

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Sporting Cristal form and stats

Sporting Cristal have collected 8 points from their Primera Division home games so far after 2-2-1.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Cristal, as their goalkeeper Renato Alfredo Solis Salinas has completely shut out the opponents for 180 minutes in the Primera Division.

Cristal manager R. Mosquera Vera and his team return home after a 0-0 draw away versus Cienciano (placed 7th) in the Primera Division. Before that, Cristal had a home game versus Universidad San Martin which ended with a victory 2-0.

The Cristal fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 6 in 5 matches. From these home matches, Cristal have conceded only 4 goals.

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Alianza Universidad form and stats

2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. That’s the product of Alianza Universidad playing as the away team in the Primera Division this season.

Alianza Universidad might have something to prove in this game as they lost at home in their previous match. Deportivo Binacional proved too strong as Alianza Universidad slumped to a 1-2 defeat in front of their own fans at Estadio Heraclio Tapia León. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Universitario wasn't a success with a 2-3 loss.

Alianza Universidad has displayed an ability to score goals in away matches in the league this season, 9 goals from 5 games. In the opposite end, Universidad have conceded 8 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Cristal one win, two draws and Alianza Universidad seven victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Alianza UniversidadL. Pajoy Ortíz
L. Pajoy Ortíz
7 goals
Sporting CristalE. Herrera
E. Herrera
5 goals
Sporting CristalW. Corozo Becerra
W. Corozo Becerra
4 goals

Sporting Cristal missing players

Alianza Universidad missing players

Sporting Cristal Alianza Universidad
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
11 5 1 Played P 0 5 11
4 2 0 Won W 0 2 5
4 2 1 Drew D 0 2 3
3 1 0 Lost L 0 1 3
18 6 0 Scored S 0 9 16
11 4 0 Conceded C 0 8 12
82% 80% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
64% 60% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 100% 73%
36% 20% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 60% 45%
27% 20% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 40% 18%
27% 20% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 40% 18%
55% 40% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 100% 64%
27% 40% 100% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 27%
36% 40% 100% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 9%
 
5.6 6.2 5 Corners for (avg) C F 0 3.6 4.3
3.7 2.6 2 Corners against (avg) C A 0 4 4.5
2.9 3 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 3.8 2.9
6 1 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
129 53 1 Total Shots T S 0 27 94
53 18 1 Shots on Target S O 0 17 45
34% 33% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 53% 36%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Alianza Universidad have failed to keep a clean sheet in all their away matches.
  • Alianza Universidad have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Alianza Universidad have scored in all their away matches so far.
  • Alianza Universidad haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • All of Alianza Universidad's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Sporting Cristal has the most scored goals in the first half (10) in Primera Division
  • Sporting Cristal have won at least twice as many corners as they have conceded 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 Universitario 11 8 2 1 21 11 5 4 0 1 9 5 6 4 2 0 12 6 10 25
2 Ayacucho 11 5 3 3 20 14 6 2 2 2 8 7 5 3 1 1 12 7 6 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 Cienciano 11 5 2 4 18 12 6 3 1 2 14 9 5 2 1 2 4 3 6 17
8 Real Garcilaso 11 5 2 4 17 15 5 3 1 1 8 5 6 2 1 3 9 10 2 17
9 Sporting Cristal 11 4 4 3 18 11 5 2 2 1 6 4 6 2 2 2 12 7 7 16
10 Carlos Manucci 11 4 4 3 14 13 6 1 2 3 3 7 5 3 2 0 11 6 1 16
11 Cesar Vallejo 11 3 6 2 14 11 5 1 3 1 4 4 6 2 3 1 10 7 3 15
12 Deportivo Municipal 11 3 6 2 11 9 5 1 3 1 5 4 6 2 3 1 6 5 2 15
13 Melgar 11 4 3 4 13 13 5 2 1 2 5 6 6 2 2 2 8 7 0 15
14 Academia Cantolao 11 4 2 5 11 19 6 2 1 3 5 11 5 2 1 2 6 8 -8 14
15 Alianza Lima 11 3 4 4 11 13 6 3 1 2 7 5 5 0 3 2 4 8 -2 13
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 Martin 11 2 3 6 9 17 6 1 2 3 7 8 5 1 1 3 2 9 -8 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 Atletico Grau 11 1 4 6 8 15 5 0 4 1 6 7 6 1 0 5 2 8 -7 7

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.