Universitarios – Herediano PREDICTION (28.05.2020)


Universitarios – Herediano SOCCER PICKS

UCR and Herediano meet at Estadio Jorge Hernán Cuty Monge, in a match for the 18th round of the Primera División. Herediano won at home by (5‑2) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 06‑02‑2020. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 3 draws and 1 victory for each team in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 29‑03‑2019, for the Primera División, which ended in a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by J. Woodly (89 ‘), for UCR, and Y. Tejeda (21′), for Herediano. Despite being a match between 12th and 3rd in the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 8th ranked in home matches and the 4th ranked away.


After 7 wins, 10 draws and 22 losses, the home team is currently in 12th position with 13 points won. In their last match, they tied with Limón away by (3‑3), after in the previous match they had lost by (1‑3) at home, in a match against Santos de Guápiles. This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 11 points, against only 2 in their away games. For the championship, the UCR conquered 13 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats in the last 10 matches that it played in its stadium. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not had great defensive solidity, but its attack has marked regularly, since it has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 39 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 22 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The Costa Rican championship is coming to an end and it seems that the UCR will also be ending its presence in this division. The team has a bad campaign and is in last place in the general table. Only a miracle would keep him in the elite, but even that is hard to believe. Still, he will have to do his part, but he knows that beating one of the best teams in the country is difficult. So, he is expected to at least make a good match, because the probability of losing is great. In this match the best available players will be found.

Herediano :

The visiting team is currently in 3rd position, with 27 points won, after 20 wins, 16 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Deportivo Saprissa by (1‑0). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Guadalupe, by (0‑0). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they conquered 16 points, against only 11 in their away games. In his last 10 away games for the championship, Herediano has recorded 3 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss, for which he conquered 15 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent final result at half-time was 0‑0 (11 in 22 games). In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 17 of the last 22 that they played there were less than 3 goals. In 45 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 14 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 22 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 9 of their 18 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).

Herediano wants to keep his campaign good and is looking for good results until the end of this phase. Against the worst team in the league he knows there is a good chance to win. So, from early on you want to show your best football and control the rhythm of the game. Maintaining a good performance throughout the match you can leave the field with the three points without major problems. In this match the best available players will be found.

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