U. Espanola – Sport Huancayo : Preview & Prediction
Union Espanola and Sport Huancayo play in a match of the South American Bridgestone Cup (Round 1). These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct confrontation. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since the Sport Huancayo presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Union Espanola
The home team makes its debut in this edition of the South American Bridgestone Cup with the intention of achieving a positive result, taking advantage of the home factor. This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in his stadium. In the last game that disputed, for the Primera Division, tied with Palestine at home for (2-2). In the last 10 home games Union Espanola has won 5, 3 draws and 2 losses. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has regularly scored because he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 games, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 6 games in which he conceded the first goal.
Unión Española plays the second of a series of three consecutive appearances in front of their fans, which marks their third match in 2018, with a chance to remain unbeaten in the season. For the time being, this year, the team played only for the Chilean Championship, where it occupies the fourth place, accumulating a draw and a victory away from home. In 2017, the team made a great season, having finished the national championship in second place, with two points less than the champion Colo-Colo. This game also marks the return of the Chilean club to the South American Cup after eight years away from it, since their last participation in this continental tournament occurred in 2009, when it was eliminated in the second phase by Vélez Sársfield. It is very likely that the coach maintains the team in the 4-4-2, with Dávila in the midfield.
Analysis of Sport Huancayo
The visiting team plays their first match in this edition of the South American Bridgestone Cup with the intention of winning a positive result as a visitor. This is a team affected by the home factor, stronger when played with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games has recorded 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with a total of 15 goals scored and 28 conceded. Already inside the home, he won 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, with a total of 31 goals scored and 13 conceded. The team arrives in this match after a defeat out with the Cantolao Academy by (3-0). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Sport Huancayo won 1, drew 4 and lost 5. The team allowed their opponents goals in 8 of the last 10 games, so their defense needs to improve, but their attack has marked regularity, having managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games. In their away games there is a tendency to have goals, since 21 of their last 23 games finished with More than 1.5 goals. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the score. In the last 20 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 6 of his 17 goals in the minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Sport Huancayo enters the field for its third game of the year, but the first of international character, which will be the second of a series of three consecutive shows away from its fans. So far, in 2018, the team played only the Peruvian Championship, where it occupies the sixth position between eight clubs, accumulating a victory, in the debut, and a defeat by thrashing in its last confrontation, before the Academia Cantolao. Last year, the team did not make a great campaign, finishing the first round of the Peruvian Championship in the fourth position, and the second only in seventh place. Last year, the Peruvian club also played in the Copa Sudamericana, but was eliminated in the first round by Nacional Potosí. The 4-2-3-1 has been the standard tactical scheme used by coach Grioni, who should keep Neumann as a reference in the attack.
U. Espanola – Sport Huancayo : Betting Tips
U. Espanola – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70