Union Espanola vs. Curico Unido Prediction, Tips & Odds – July 26, 2022 00:00 CET
In the most interesting match of the Primera Division 19th round, Union Espanola will play at home against Curico Unida.
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After a very good form in the first 14 rounds of the season, Union Espanola fell into a big crisis in July. First, they played 1:1 against weak Union Calera, and then suffered defeats against Palestino and Everton. These are exactly the two opponents with whom Union Espanola will compete for a spot in continental competitions. They currently have the same number of points as Palestino, and four more than Everton.
At home, Union Espanola has played solidly so far. They didn’t lose a single one of eight games. Four times, it was a draw, and four times they won. Leandro Garate and Rodrigo Pineiro are the two best players, and Union Espanola depends on their efficiency in the attack. They are expected to score goals, and that will be the case this time as well.
Given that the most expensive Chilean team (Universidad Catolica) is playing disastrously this season, many have seen an opportunity to qualify for the Copa Libertadores. Union Espanola is also secretly hoping to reach the elite competition. However, they will have to beat Curico Unido in this round to catch third place on the table.
Curico Unido is playing spectacularly this season. Although they and Cobresal have the smallest budget in the entire league, these two clubs are currently in third and fourth place. They are a real hit in the Primera Division, and currently, both of them have good chances of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores. More than half of the championship is passed, and Curico Unido needs to last 12 more rounds.
Last season, Curico Unido was just one point away from playing in the play-outs. They were very close to being relegated and now it’s certain that they will play in the Copa Libertadores or Copa Sudamericana next season. The most deserving man for these results is head coach Damian Munoz. In the last eight years, he went through all club selections and now he leads the first team.
Along with Colo Colo, Curico Unido is the most efficient team in the league. They are scoring 1.88 goals per game and that is the main reason for their excellent position on the table. Uruguayan Diego Coelho is top scorer with eight goals, while Rodrigo Holgado has six.
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Union Espanola won seven straight games against Curico Unida. Interestingly, Curico Unida has never defeated Union Espanola in the Primera Division. In total, they played 11 times, and only two times it was a draw. They also met in the Chilean Cup back in 2011 and then Union Espanola won both matches.
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Union Espanola vs. Curico Unida Prediction
Regardless of the opponent, Curico Unida always plays offensively. In the last three road games in the Primera Division, four goals were seen in each of their matches. Also, in seven of the last eight duels between these two clubs, at least three goals were scored every time.
Date and Time: 26.07.2022 00:00 CET
Pick: Over 2.5 Goals