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Tigres UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai Predictions & Tips - Tigres tipped to advance in the FIFA Club World Cup

  • Tigres UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai predictions for Thursday’s FIFA Club World Cup match
  • The second round clash is being played at 2pm GMT at Al-Rayyan Stadium in Qatar
  • Tigres UANL have won 6 of their last 8 matches
  • I am backing Tigres to win with Ulsan Hyundai last playing 6 weeks ago
  • Preview, stats, team news & predictions
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Eddy Tora 02 Feb 2021
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Tigres UANL vs Ulsan Hyundai Predictions


Tigres UANL have a stronger squad and a big fitness advantage. Ulsan Hyundai are rebuilding and haven’t played since late December which could hurt them in the second half.

  • Tigres UANL have won 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Tigres UANL have seen BTTS No in 6 of their last 8 matches (all competitions).
  • Ulsan Hyundai have lost their last 2 matches (FIFA Club World Cup).
  • Ulsan Hyundai have won 8 of their last 9 matches (AFC Champions League).

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Tigres UANL and Ulsan Hyundai.

Tigres UANL Form


Tigres UANL qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup after winning the 2020 CONCACAF Champions League. They overturned a 1-0 deficit in the final to beat Los Angeles FC 2-1 in Orlando on 22 December.

Ricardo Ferretti’s side have played four matches in the new Liga MX season. A 2-0 win against Leon was followed by a 2-0 defeat at Santos Laguna after Carlos González missed a first half penalty.

Tigres bounced back with a 2-0 win at Atlas which was followed by a 1-1 draw against Necaxa.

Tigres UANL Injuries & Team News


Tigres winger Nicolás López is unavailable after testing positive for COVID-19.

Striker Carlos González is out with muscular problems. Leading scorer André-Pierre Gignac missed the last two games with a deep-muscle tear and is doubtful.

Ulsan Hyundai Form


Ulsan Hyundai qualified for the FIFA Club World Cup after winning the 2020 AFC Champions League. They won seven straight matches in the competition to reach the semi-finals.

It was a close match that went to extra time in Doha, Vissel Kobe taking the lead before Bjorn Johnsen equalised in the 81st minute. Junior Negao stepped up to convert from the penalty spot in the 119th minute to win 2-1.

Ulsan Hyundai took on Persepolis in the final on 19 December. Once again they overturned a deficit, Junior Negao scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory.

Ulsan Hyundai Injuries & Team News


Ulsan Hyundai have a number of players ineligible including defenders Seung-hyun Jung, Sang-min Lee, Jun Choi, attacking midfielder Sang-heon Lee, winger Hoon-sung Jeong and striker Bjørn Johnsen.

The Asian champions haven’t played since winning the AFC Champions League on 19 December. Since then manager Do-hoon Kim has been replaced by Myung-bo Hong.

Brazilian striker Junior Negrao left the club last week after scoring both goals in the AFC Champions League final. Austrian striker Lukas Hinterseer was recently signed from Hamburg and could make his debut.

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Verdict

Tigres UANL have more attacking weapons than Ulsan Hyundai who haven’t played for 6 weeks. I am backing Tigres to win and reach the semi-finals.

Best Bet: Tigres UANL Win Full Time Result @-166.67 at Unibet - 3 Units

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