Sporting Cristal and Carlos Stein meet at Estadio Universidad San Marcos, in a match for the 2nd round of the First Division. There is only record of 1 head-to-head meeting in the last 3 years between these two teams, on 03-07-2020, which ended with Carlos Stein’s victory by (0-1). Carlos Stein presents considerable differences in his results at home and as a visitor, so in this game the home factor may be decisive.
Sporting Cristal :
The home team comes to this 2nd round after a victory in their league debut, against Cienciano, by (2‑3). This is a team that presents similar results at home and away, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has recorded 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor; against 8 victories, 4 draws and 3 defeats in his stadium. For the championship, Sporting Cristal won 17 points out of 27 possible, after 5 victories, 2 draws and 2 defeats in the last 9 games they played in their stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive strength, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 20 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Sporting Cristal seeks to defeat the rival team through good football, with determination in defense and efficiency in attack. Winning at home is essential for the club’s ambitions in the competition, so it cannot give space to the rival and needs a lot of organization in the midfield to prevent Carlos Stein from developing his football.
The away team comes to this 2 nd round after a victory in their league debut, against Academia Cantolao by (2‑1). This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in the last 20 games they have registered 4 victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats as a visitor, with 8 goals scored and 8 suffered; against 1 victory, 4 draws and 6 defeats in their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 21 suffered. For the championship, Carlos Stein won 14 points out of 27 possible, after 4 victories, 2 draws and 3 defeats in the last 9 games he played as a visitor. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half ‑ time was 1‑0 (4 out of 9 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive strength, but its attack has scored regularly, since it has scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In his away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 7 of the last 9 he played there were less than 3 goals. In 20 games in this competition, he never managed to come back in the 10 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The visiting team will try to impose their football, despite playing away from home, dominating the midfield and possession of the ball, as well as exploiting counterattacks to surprise the rival and win the three points. However, he knows that the task is very difficult and requires a lot of technical quality and physical strength. The club will try to achieve the leadership of the group, but a draw can be a good result.