Deportes Melipilla vs Unión Española Preview 07/09/2021
On Tuesday night, Deportes Melipilla host Union Espanola in the Chilean Primera Division, as the home side looks to move away from trouble at the bottom of the table.
Melipilla heads into this game in 15th place in the table, meaning they currently occupy the relegation play-off spot in the Primera Division. However, the Chilean league is so tight at the bottom of the table that the home team could move up to 11th place if results go their way in round 19 of fixtures.
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The current run of league form sums up their Primera Division campaign so far. The home team has won just one of their last eight outings in the Chilean top-flight. Last time out in the league, they suffered a 3-0 defeat against Nublense.
Cristian Aran’s team have struggled for results on home soil, as they have failed to win in four Primera Division home matches.
One player who has been in fine form this season is veteran Argentinian forward Gonzalo Sosa, who has scored 12 goals in 15 outings in the Primera Division.
Union Espanola have very different goals for the season than their Santiago rivals. The visitors are sixth place in the table, in the Copa Sudamericana spots. However, they are also just five points off the Copa Libertadores spots.
Back-to-back wins over struggling Santiago Wanderers and Union La Calera have boosted their chances of a top-three finish after two straight defeats against Colo Colo and Cobresal.
Their recent matches in the Primera Division have tended to be high-scoring of late, with over 2.5 goals scored in five of their last seven matches in the Chilean top-flight.
The visitors have a poor recent away record in the Primera Division, as they have lost three of their last four games on their travels in the Chilean top-flight.
PlusBet.net predicts that Union Espanola will record a victory in this derby in a low-scoring encounter.
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