Universidad Nacional


2020-10-18 17:00:00

Universidad Nacional

Universidad Nacional

Universidad Nacional enter this game coming off the back of a 2-2 Liga MX (Apertura) drawn game vs Club América.

In that match, Universidad Nacional managed 39% possession and 11 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Universidad Nacional, the scorers were Juan Pablo Vigón (28') and Juan Iturbe (55'). Club América had 24 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Nicolás Benedetti (39') and Federico Viñas (81') scored for Club América.

It has not been often in recent times that Universidad Nacional haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Pumas have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 7 goals on the way. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether that trend will be replicated in this upcoming game.

Looking at the pre-match facts, Universidad Nacional:

  • have not lost a league tie with Toluca in their last 4 matches.
  • are undefeated in their previous 8 home league matches. It’s been impressive.



Toluca come into this match following on from a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win over Cruz Azul in their last game.

In that match, Toluca managed 33% possession and 12 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. For Toluca, the goalscorers were Haret Ortega (24') and Gastón Sauro (49'). Cruz Azul got 31 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target.

In the course of their 6 previous matches, Carlos Morales’s Toluca have turned their attacks into goals a total of 5 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 0.83.

A look at their previous results shows us that Toluca:

  • have not won against Universidad Nacional in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
  • have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
  • are without an away win for the past 4 league games.

Head to head

A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 28/09/2017 tells us that Universidad Nacional have won 3 of these & Toluca 2, with the tally of draws being 1.

A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 9 from Pumas and 8 belonging to Los Diablos Rojos. The average goals per game has been 2.83.

Team News: Universidad Nacional

Universidad Nacional boss Andres Lillini does not have any fitness worries at all coming into this clash owing to a fully healthy group available to choose from.

Team News: Toluca

Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Toluca manager Carlos Morales doesn’t have any fitness concerns at all coming into this clash.


We’re inclined to think that Universidad Nacional can get the win and a possible clean sheet when they meet Toluca, who may well struggle to score themselves.

We’re tipping a 2-0 winning score for Universidad Nacional at the end of the match.

What are the best odds for this match?

Looking at the bookies’ prices in the 90 min. result market, a victory for Universidad Nacional is best priced at 1.86, backing the game finishing all-square is 3.64 and selecting a win for Toluca gets 4.75. They are the best market prices available at present.

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