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Antofagasta vs. Cobresal 9/25/2021 Chilean Primera División Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Antofagasta takes on Cobresal on 9/25/2021.

Antofagasta visits Cobresal in a Chilean Primera División match. Antofagasta with a record of 7-7-5 this season comes into this game with a 1.0-6.0-2.0 record on the road. Cobresal is 8-5-7 this season and is 6.0-2.0-2.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Antofagasta and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. In their previous match, Antofagasta came out with a draw and will look to chalk up a tally in the win column. Facing a hostile crowd or lack thereof (in person, but there will be virtual fans “present”) due to ongoing pandemic may be part of a winning recipe.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Cobresal and it is an opportunity to get rolling. In their last match, Cobresal played to a draw. While it is not a loss, Cobresal is itching for an opportunity to take advantage of their home pitch and gain a victory over Antofagasta.

The Antofagasta Roster

The Players to Watch for the Antofagasta

Salvador Cordero MF

As a shooter, Salvador Cordero had 13.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Salvador Cordero has 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Salvador Cordero has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Antofagasta teammates, Salvador Cordero had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Salvador Cordero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Salvador Cordero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 30 fouls this season. He has drawn 22 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Eduard Bello MF,FW

As a shooter, Eduard Bello had 41.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Eduard Bello has 16.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Eduard Bello had 16 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Eduard Bello has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Eduard Bello has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Eduard Bello has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 13 fouls this season. He has drawn 14 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Tobías Figueroa FW

As a shooter, Tobías Figueroa had 59.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Tobías Figueroa had 22.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Tobías Figueroa has 17 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Tobías Figueroa has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Tobías Figueroa has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Tobías Figueroa has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 33 fouls this season. He has drawn 26 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Marco Collao MF

Marco Collao has 15.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Marco Collao had 2.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Marco Collao has 15 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Marco Collao has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Marco Collao has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Marco Collao has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 31 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Andrés Robles DF

As a shooter, Andrés Robles had 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Andrés Robles had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Andrés Robles had 15 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Andrés Robles has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Andrés Robles has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Andrés Robles has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 21 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

The Cobresal Roster

The Players to Watch for the Cobresal

Rodolfo González Aránguiz DF

Rodolfo González Aránguiz has 5.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Rodolfo González Aránguiz has 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Rodolfo González Aránguiz has 20 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cobresal teammates, Rodolfo González Aránguiz had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Rodolfo González Aránguiz has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Rodolfo González Aránguiz has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Felipe Reynero MF,FW

As a shooter, Felipe Reynero had 31.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Felipe Reynero had 12.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Felipe Reynero has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Felipe Reynero has 2 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Felipe Reynero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Felipe Reynero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 6 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Eduardo Farías MF

Eduardo Farías has 5.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Eduardo Farías had 0.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Eduardo Farías has 18 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cobresal teammates, Eduardo Farías had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Eduardo Farías has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Eduardo Farías has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 29 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Pablo Cárdenas DF

Pablo Cárdenas has 5.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Pablo Cárdenas has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Pablo Cárdenas had 15 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cobresal teammates, Pablo Cárdenas had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Pablo Cárdenas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Pablo Cárdenas has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 12 fouls this season. He has drawn 19 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Brayan Hurtado MF,FW

As a shooter, Brayan Hurtado had 27.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Brayan Hurtado has 17.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Brayan Hurtado has 13 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Cobresal teammates, Brayan Hurtado had 9 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Brayan Hurtado has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Brayan Hurtado has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 11 fouls this season in Chilean Primera División action.

Antofagasta Team Stats

The Antofagasta Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Antofagasta was able to score 1.11 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Antofagasta was able to score 0.95 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Antofagasta was able to score on 0.26 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Antofagasta attempts 4.26 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Antofagasta attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 33.9% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Antofagasta Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Antofagasta was able to hold opponents to 0.68 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Antofagasta goalkeepers fended off 4.16 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 78.5% of shots on target were saved by Antofagasta goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 15.8% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Antofagasta. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.







Antofagasta Utility Stats

Antofagasta tried 19.68 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Antofagasta in the top 23 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Antofagasta has successfully intercepted 15.79 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Antofagasta in the top 7 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Antofagasta has committed 11.79 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Antofagasta is in the top 35 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Antofagasta drew 12.37 fouls. Antofagasta is in the top 42 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Antofagasta had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.89 times per 90 minutes of action. Antofagasta is in the top 65 percentile in offside calls against them.

Cobresal Team Stats

The Cobresal Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Cobresal was able to score 1.30 goals. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Cobresal scored those goals off assists 69.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.90 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Cobresal converted on 0.25 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Cobresal attempted 5.15 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Cobresal attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 35.6% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Cobresal Defensive Stats and Metrics

Cobresal gave up 0.65 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.35 shots were saved by Cobresal goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

Cobresal goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 83.9% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 35.0% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Cobresal. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Cobresal Utility Stats

Cobresal tried 15.75 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Cobresal is in the top 56 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cobresal had 12.95 interceptions. Cobresal is in the top 28 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cobresal commits 13.05 fouls. Cobresal is in the top 60 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Cobresal drew 10.1 fouls. Cobresal is in the top 82 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Cobresal had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 2.45 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts Cobresal in the top 91 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Antofagasta vs. Cobresal Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Antofagasta 2 Cobresal 3

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