The National and Catholic University face in Atahualpa Olympic Stadium, in a match for the 23rd round of the First A. The Catholic University won at home by (3‑1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, in 08‑04-2019. In this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 6 draws and 5 wins for each team in the last 16 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 08‑04-2019, for First A, which ended the victory of the Catholic University by (3‑1). The goals of the match were scored by J. Caicedo (26 ‘), for El Nacional, and L. Amarilla (28′), B. Vides (31 ‘) and E. Carcelén (44’), for the Catholic University. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since the Catholic University has considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
El Nacional :
After 9 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 7th position, with 33 points won. In their last match, they won Olmedo out by (0-2), after in the previous match they won by (1-2) at home, in a match against Emelec. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 matches it records 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 16 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses in his stadium, with 18 goals scored and 17 suffered. In his last 10 home games for the championship El Nacional won 5, drew 3 and lost 2, so he won 18 points in 30 possible. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 1‑1 (4 in 11 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 22 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 home games for this competition: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
El Nacional is currently looking for good things in the championship and focuses on making that happen. As it has not yet been established in the classification zone, you will have to show more commitment, because with the oscillations you have had you run the risk of losing positions. Regularity will be fundamental in your search for affirmation and you should live with the best results as much as possible. Therefore, he hopes to accumulate positive results and in the current round is no different, however much he knows there will be difficulties. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.
After 14 wins, 2 draws and 6 losses, the away team is currently in 2nd place, with 44 points won. In his last game, he lost with Macará at home by (1‑3), after in the previous game he lost out, in a match against Delfin, by (2‑1). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses as a visitor; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in his stadium. In its last 10 games as a visitor to the championship the Catholic University recorded 5 wins and 5 losses, so it conquered 15 points in 30 possible. In their home matches there are some frequent results: at rest 1‑0 (5 in 10 games) and at the end of match 1‑2 (4 in 10 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of their last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 2.5 goals. In 22 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times, but he got the comeback in 5. In the last 10 home games for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: he suffered 5 of his 14 goals between the minutes (76’‑ 90 ‘).
The Catholic University wants to keep up the good campaign, so it wants to show a desire and attitude, as this would continue regularly. Even playing away from home, the expectation is that you can get a good result and victory is ideal. If you have control of the game, you can celebrate a positive result at the end of the game. Of course, you cannot underestimate your rival, as that can complicate everything. In this match, the best players available will be on the field.