Santiago Wanderers wants to continue on the path of triumphs to seek salvation and stay in First division, but the task will not be easy for those led by Emiliano Astorga after the bad campaign they have had.
Nevertheless, the “Dean” continues with mathematical options to avoid the descent to First B, so the fans continue with the illusion of continuing in the highest category of Chilean football, which increased after the two consecutive victories.
Currently, Santiago Wanderers has eight points and is bottom of the tournament, 11 units from Curicó Unido and 12 positive from Deportes Melipilla. That is to say, they are four triumphs away from reaching both casts, as long as, these do not add so many points.
Despite this, the “Caturros” are running against time because they have 13 games left., where they have yet to face Colo Colo, Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile, rivals that join the Clásico against Everton de Viña del Mar.
For its part, Curicó also have difficult duels, although they were already measured twice with the “Crusaders”, so it remains to play against the albos and the blues, while Melipilla has a similar panorama to that of the “Dean” and has to face the big three.
With how many points did the last bottom drop down?
Secondly, it is inevitable to compare the campaign carried out by Coquimbo Unido last season, where he finished in the last place of the 2020 National Championship and was relegated to the First B.
The “Pirates” lost the category after achieving 35 points in 34 games played., two more than in the current tournament due to the number of teams that make up the championship, after winning nine games, drawing eight and falling 17 times.
This last data is not so auspicious for Wanderers, who in 19 dates have lost 15 times, so they have a minimum margin of error to aspire to avoid relegation to the silver division of Chilean soccer.
How many games do Wanderers have to win to stay in the First Division?
Although the mission of staying in the First Division is complicated, the “Caturros” are still alive and depend on themselves not to downgrade, as long as Curicó and Melipilla do not chain a winning streak that takes them away from the bottom.
Thus, Santiago Wanderers has to win at least 10 of the next 13 games to reach the 38-point line., one less than those reached by Colo Colo last season and which led him to play the game for the permanence against the University of Concepción.
Meanwhile, their next meeting will be against Ñublense as a visitor for the 22nd date of the National Championship., duel scheduled for Sunday, September 26 at 12:00 hours, where they will seek their third consecutive victory after defeating Unión La Calera and Cobresal.