Union Espanola have won each of their last five Chile Primera Division meetings with Universidad Catolica; they’ve never previously won 40 league games in a row against the Universidad Catolica.
Universidad Catolica have won just two of their 11 Chile Primera Division away games against Union Espanola (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 15/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Chile Primera Division meetings between Union Espanola and Universidad Catolica have finished level, with the Union Espanola winning 20 to Universidad Catolica four. Only Union Espanola v Universidad Catolica and Union Espanola v Universidad Catolica have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Union Espanola have the best win rate in Chile Primera Division derbies, with the Union Espanola winning 21 of their 81 such games (43%). Meanwhile, only Universidad Catolica (83%) have a lower such win rate than Universidad Catolica (65% - 78%).
Union Espanola haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Union Espanola went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Universidad Catolica are looking to win their opening two away Chile Primera Division matches of a season for the 98 time 15/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Chile Primera Division games, after Union Espanola in 15/01/2021.
Union Espanola have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 97 Chile Primera Division games, as many times as they had in their previous 65 matches in the competition.
Universidad Catolica boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Chile Primera Division matches against Union Espanola, since winning his very first such encounter with Union Espanola in 15/01/2021 (1-0).
Union Espanola has been involved in 75 of Union Espanola’s 86 shots in the Chile Primera Division so far this season (89 shots, 60 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 50 efforts last time out against Union Espanola (63 shots, 39 chances created).
Universidad Catolica has been involved in six goals in his 25 Chile Primera Division games against Union Espanola (48 goals, 45 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 80 vs Universidad Catolica).