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CD Guadalajara are the guests at Estadio Victoria on Saturday for the Liga MX (Apertura) meeting with home side Necaxa.
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Necaxa won’t want a repeat of their last result here after a 2-1 Liga MX (Apertura) losing effort in their last game against Atlético San Luis.
In that match, Necaxa managed 42% possession and 14 shots on goal with 8 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Necaxa was Alejandro Zendejas (21'). For their opponents, Atlético San Luis had 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Matías Catalán (75') was the scorer for Atlético San Luis.
It has been seldom in recent games that Necaxa have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Lightning Bolts have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 9 goals on the way.
Going into this contest, Necaxa have not been beaten in the league by CD Guadalajara in their previous 2 games.
In their last game, CD Guadalajara drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Apertura) match with Querétaro FC.
In that match, CD Guadalajara had 68% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for CD Guadalajara was José Macías (32'). At the other end, Querétaro FC got 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Hugo Silveira (57') was the scorer for Querétaro FC.
A run of resolute displays from the CD Guadalajara defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes in total. In that period, their own attack force has managed to score 8. It will be interesting to see whether or not that trend will be continued on in this game.
Heading into this fixture, CD Guadalajara haven't been defeated by Necaxa when they've played them away from home in the last 5 matches in the league. A solid away record against them.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head meetings going back to 07/05/2017 shows that Necaxa have won 1 of them & CD Guadalajara 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
A combined sum of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 from Lightning Bolts and 10 for Chivas. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
The previous league meeting between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 6 on 25/08/2019 which ended up with the score at CD Guadalajara 1-2 Necaxa.
In that game, CD Guadalajara had 68% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The scorer was Dieter Villalpando (65').
On the other side, Necaxa got 10 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Maximiliano Salas (11') and Felipe Gallegos (41') scored.
The referee was Roberto García Orozco.
Team News: Necaxa
Necaxa manager Alfonso Sosa will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
In all likelihood, Lightning Bolts will possibly go for a 4-4-2 formation for the game, handing starts to Luis Malagón, Julio González, Ricardo Chávez, Unai Bilbao, Idekel Domínguez, Ian González, Fernando Arce, Claudio Baeza, David Cabrera, Juan Delgado and Lucas Passerini.
Team News: CD Guadalajara
With a fully healthy squad available to choose from, CD Guadalajara boss Víctor Vucetich has zero fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash.
It’s our belief that Chivas appear most likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 system, starting José Antonio Rodriguez, Jesús Sánchez, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ponce, Gilberto Sepúlveda, Jesus Molina, Fernando Beltrán, Isaac Brizuela, Uriel Antuna, Ernesto Alexis Vega and José Juan Macías.
We envisage that CD Guadalajara and Necaxa won’t have much between them here, and goals could be hard to come by.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 0-0 draw when the full-time whistle blows.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Victoria (23,851)
Chairman: Ernesto Tinajero
Manager: Alfonso Sosa
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 15
🔑 Key Man: Lucas Passerini
Usually played in the Striker position, Lucas Passerini was born in Formosa, Argentina. Having made a first senior appearance for Quilmes in the 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has scored 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in a total of 7 appearances.