Universidad Catolica vs Nacional Prediction, Tips & Match Preview

Universidad Catolica and Nacional will be looking to get their Copa Libertadores campaigns up and running on Wednesday evening when they take on each other in a super-important Group F third-round tie.

Both Universidad Catolica and Nacional are yet to open their account in Copa Libertadores Group F.

The hosts suffered back-to-back 0-2 defeats to Atletico Nacional and Argentinos Juniors. They will fancy their chances of scoring their maiden goal in the competition past Nacional who have shipped six goals in the opening two matches of their continental campaign.

Universidad Catolica continued their struggles on Sunday night when they fell 2-0 at Melipilla. It was the team’s fourth defeat in the last five outings across competitions, the one that dropped them down to the 7th place in the Chilean Primera Division standings.

The hosts have thus not kept a clean sheet in any of the last six matches in all competitions.

This will be the music to the ears of Gonzalo Bergessio who notched nine goals in the last five appearances for Nacional.

The 36-year-old forward has completed two hat-tricks along the way, including the one in the last week’s thrilling 4-4 draw to Atletico Nacional.

The Uruguayan team showed a fantastic team spirit scoring two second-half goals with ten men on the pitch on the occasion.

Universidad Catolica vs Nacional Head-to-head

  • Universidad Catolica are yet to beat Nacional ahead of the teams’ sixth head to head encounter.
  • However, it is important to mention that it has been more than 32 years since the two sides last locked horns.
  • Three of the past five H2H clashes between the two outfits ended in draws as Nacional clinched victories in the other two.
  • Just one of five head to head outings saw three or more goals scored.

Universidad Catolica vs Nacional Prediction

Nacional can keep the full focus on Copa Libertadores success after securing their second subsequent Uruguayan Primera Division title in March. They have confirmed the domestic dominance by claiming the Uruguayan Super Cup with a 2-0 over Wanderers at the weekend.

The visitors will go into this in much higher spirits and we see a great value in backing them to clinch the victory at the odds of 3.60. Since Universidad Catolica shipped two or more goals in three successive outings in all competitions, we will also back the visitors to net two or more goals here at the odds of 3.40.

Universidad Catolica vs Nacional Betting Tips

  • Nacional to win @ 3.60 odd
  • Nacional Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 3.40 odd.

Match Info: Universidad Catolica vs Nacional
CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores, Thursday, 6 May 2021
Kick-off 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo.