Football tips: UTC Cajamarca vs Sporting Cristal - predictions and betting guide

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Competition: Peru Primera Division
Competition: Mon 23.November
Match begins: 20:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Municipal Iván Elías Moreno (13000 seats)

A key match in Primera Division as both teams are battling for the top positions. With UTC Cajamarca in 6th position and Sporting Cristal placed 3rd, this promises to be an exciting meeting. Read on to find out more!

It's no vacation for neither UTC Cajamarca nor Sporting Cristal as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

It should be mentioned that Sporting Cristal play their home matches on grass, so they have to adjust for this one as it's played on artifical turf. Does it matter? Recent statistics for Sporting Cristal on artifical turf are 2 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats from six games. In these matches they have a goal statistics scored/conceded: 11-9. You can compare this with overall results below.

It's time to recharge all electronic entertainment devices for Sporting Cristal, who are travelling more than 800 kilometers to play this game.

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UTC Cajamarca form and stats

5-2-2 (win-draw-lost) are the Primera Division numbers at home for UTC Cajamarca so far this season.

The home team returns to Estadio Municipal Iván Elías Moreno after being equal after 90 minutes with Universidad San Martin on their last time out; the Primera Division game ended 1-1. Ahead of that match, Cajamarca lost 1-2 at home to Alianza Universidad.

A decent goal production from UTC Cajamarca in their home games so far, with 17 goals from 9 league matches. On the other hand, Cajamarca have conceded 13 goals.

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Sporting Cristal form and stats

4-4-2 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Sporting Cristal, who have the most scored goals (26) away in Primera Division, in their Primera Division matches away. In general it has been a productive period now for Sporting Cristal as they haven't lost any of their last ten games. The away team travel with confidence. Not since the Melgar game have they lost an away game, meaning Cristal has taken points from twelve away matches in a row.

Cristal's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Universitario that finished 2-2. Before that one, a nice away victory 2-1 at Deportivo Binacional.

The draw against Universitario came from a losing position. The Cristal manager R. Mosquera Vera brought on Carlos Liza as a substitute and the player scored to make the scores level.

Cristal create on average more than 2,5 goals per away game (in the league) all by themselves, having scored 26 goals in 10 travels. Defensive performances away have varied in quality as Cristal have conceded 15 goals on the road. For more goal statistics, check out the Statistics tab above.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Cajamarca - Sporting Cristal 2-1. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): UTC Cajamarca two wins, three draws and Sporting Cristal five victories. As for goals, five matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), five games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Sporting CristalE. Herrera
E. Herrera
18 goals
UTC CajamarcaM. Guevgeozián Crespo
M. Guevgeozián Crespo
15 goals
CajamarcaL. Iberico Robalino
L. Iberico Robalino
6 goals

UTC Cajamarca missing players

Sporting Cristal missing players

UTC Cajamarca Sporting Cristal
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 3 Played P 2 14 26
10 7 0 Won W 0 8 15
11 3 1 Drew D 2 4 7
5 3 2 Lost L 0 2 4
40 25 4 Scored S 4 37 54
27 17 8 Conceded C 4 19 29
85% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 93% 92%
77% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 86% 77%
50% 85% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 64% 54%
27% 38% 100% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 50% 35%
8% 8% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 50% 31%
62% 77% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 79% 65%
31% 23% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 14% 27%
23% 8% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 14% 15%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
2.3 2.4 3.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.5 2.5
2 2 1 Red cards R C 0 5 8
 
316 173 43 Total Shots T S 16 199 348
122 79 18 Shots on Target S O 7 93 148
33% 32% 22% Goal Efficiency G E 57% 40% 36%
Key stats in Primera Division this season:
  • Sporting Cristal has the most scored goals (26) away in Primera Division
  • Sporting Cristal has the most scored goals in the second half (33) in Primera Division
  • Sporting Cristal have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Sporting Cristal is in the best form (5-1-0)
  • UTC Cajamarca have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than 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 19 13 4 2 38 18 9 7 1 1 16 8 10 6 3 1 22 10 20 42
2 Sport Huancayo 19 10 5 4 23 15 9 6 2 1 14 8 10 4 3 3 9 7 8 35
3 Sporting Cristal 19 9 6 4 38 23 9 5 2 2 12 8 10 4 4 2 26 15 15 33
4 Cesar Vallejo 19 8 9 2 25 16 9 4 4 1 10 6 10 4 5 1 15 10 9 33
5 Carlos Manucci 19 7 8 4 28 22 10 1 5 4 9 14 9 6 3 0 19 8 6 29
6 UTC Cajamarca 19 7 8 4 24 20 9 5 2 2 17 13 10 2 6 2 7 7 4 29
7 Alianza Universidad 19 8 5 6 21 17 10 4 3 3 8 5 9 4 2 3 13 12 4 29
8 Melgar 19 7 7 5 23 20 9 4 3 2 10 7 10 3 4 3 13 13 3 28
9 Ayacucho 19 7 6 6 28 21 10 4 4 2 14 9 9 3 2 4 14 12 7 27
10 Cienciano 19 8 3 8 27 23 10 5 2 3 19 12 9 3 1 5 8 11 4 27
11 Deportivo Binacional 19 6 5 8 24 29 9 3 1 5 14 19 10 3 4 3 10 10 -5 23
12 Alianza Lima 19 5 7 7 19 20 10 4 3 3 11 8 9 1 4 4 8 12 -1 22
13 Academia Cantolao 19 6 4 9 21 33 10 3 2 5 10 18 9 3 2 4 11 15 -12 22
14 Deportivo Municipal 19 4 9 6 20 24 9 1 4 4 7 13 10 3 5 2 13 11 -4 21
15 Real Garcilaso 19 5 6 8 26 31 9 3 3 3 13 15 10 2 3 5 13 16 -5 21
16 Universidad San Martin 19 5 6 8 20 27 10 2 4 4 11 12 9 3 2 4 9 15 -7 21
17 Sport Boys 19 5 5 9 24 33 10 3 3 4 15 18 9 2 2 5 9 15 -9 19
18 Carlos Stein 19 4 6 9 18 28 10 0 4 6 10 20 9 4 2 3 8 8 -10 17
19 Atletico Grau 19 3 8 8 17 27 9 1 7 1 12 12 10 2 1 7 5 15 -10 17
20 Deportivo Llacuabamba 19 2 5 12 25 42 10 2 2 6 13 19 9 0 3 6 12 23 -17 11

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.