The lay of group F is pretty simple. If Universidad Catolica win, they'll join Argentinos Juniors in the next round. If they lose, then Atletico Nacional could well sneak through. What side will get the win though? Find out with our Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional: Our tips
- Prediction one: Match result – Universidad Catolica @ 6/4
- Prediction two: Over/under goals – Under 2.5 @ 3/4
- Prediction three: Team to score first – Universidad Catolica @ 1/1
The odds provided are up to date at the time of publication. Odds are subject to change though and you should always check with your bookmaker before placing any bets. Our recommended bookmaker for this match is Ladbrokes.
- 1 Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional: Our tips
- 2 Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional: Find all the key statistics here
- 3 Nacional's best hope is for a weakened Argentinos Juniors
- 4 Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional: The game in brief
Universidad Catolica to go marching on
Atletico Nacional started their Copa Libertadores campaign with a win but things have not gone too well for them since then. Atletico Nacional have failed to win in their last four Copa Libertadores fixtures. During that run they've draw two and lost two games. Universidad Catolica meanwhile have been somewhat better. Despite coming off two consecutive losses in all competitions, the Chileans have still won three of their last five games. They also have the advantage of playing at home, which should ensure they get the win that will secure their path to the next round.
A tight encounter
Universidad Catolica and Atletico Nacional have played a combined 10 matches in the Copa Libertadores so far; of those games eight of them have seen fewer than three goals. A big part of that is because both sides have struggled to score goals; They've both scored in just two of their five respective fixtures. Atletico Nacional in particular have suffered having failed to score in their last three games. Given they face a Universidad Catolica side that have kept two clean sheets in their last four games this will likely be another low scoring game.
Universidad Catolica to draw first blood
Our predictions to this point have backed Universidad Catolica to win but don't be fooled; this will be a tightly contested match. Whatever team gets in front will look to protect that lead, which is what they've done in previous games; a look to the stats backs this up. In four of both teams' respective five group games both teams have scored just once. So, who scores first? Form suggests it will be Universidad Catolica. They've netted the opening goal in three of their last five whilst Atletico Nacional have fell behind in their last three.
Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional: Find all the key statistics here
Nacional's best hope is for a weakened Argentinos Juniors
The final game of the Copa Libertadores group stage pits Chilean side Universidad Catolica against Atletico Nacional of Argentina. Both teams are fighting for second place and a place in the knockout stages of the competition. It should be a good watch too because a draw could see both sides miss out.
Universidad Catolica vs Atletico Nacional: The game in brief
- Who won the last meeting between the sides? – Atletico Nacional won 2-0
- Where is the game being played? – Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo
- What time is kick off? – 3 AM GMT