Match Time：1/12/2021 21:30 Tuesday (GMT+8)
Tomas Alarcon should return from a one-game suspension for O’Higgins, but Francisco Arancibia remains injured. Iquique won’t have Zenteno Morales and Rafael Caroca, while Alvaro Ramos will be a game-time decision due to injury. Guido Mainero will be back following a two-game suspension.
Suspended: Diego Gonzalez
Doubtful: Albert Acevedo, Paulo Magalhaes (both choice)
Injured/Unavailable: Francisco Arancibia (muscular)
Suspended: Zenteno Morales
Doubtful: Alvaro Ramos (undisclosed)
Injured/Unavailable: Rafael Caroca (knee)
MAIN PREDICTION: HOME WIN
O’Higgins are coming off a huge 1-0 away win over Universidad Chile the last time out, and that means they’ve lost just once in their last ten league matches (W7,D2 and L1) while also extending their undefeated streak to three contests. Their improvements following the arrival of Dalcio Giovagnoli have been massive, and they’re also riding a four-game undefeated run at home (W2, D2) in the league. Iquique are coming off a 1-0 loss against Universidad Catolica the last time out and, to make things more complicated, they’ll have to endure this game on the road knowing they have the second-worst away mark in the league. Iquique have won just two of their 12 away matches this season (W2, D3, L7) and have conceded 17 goals in that span while riding a two-game losing streak away from home. The recent form from both sides is telling ahead of this game, and O’Higgins shouldn’t have issues to secure the three points here.
HEAD TO HEAD
The recent H2H record between both sides indicates an edge for O’Higgins, as they have gone W3, L2 in their last five league games against Iquique.