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Club Tijuana take on visitors Mazatlán at Estadio Caliente in this Liga MX (Apertura) fixture on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Club Tijuana v Mazatlán can be seen below - plus the latest betting odds.
Club Tijuana enter this game following on from a 0-0 Liga MX (Apertura) drawn match against Mazatlán.
It’s not been often in recent games where Club Tijuana haven’t conceded. In fact, Club Tijuana have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 7 goals in the process. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this match, of course.
Looking at their form, and Mazatlán have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 10 goals overall. In defence, Mazatlán have been far from perfect.
Their prior results show that Mazatlán:
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches away from home.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these clubs was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 5 on 12/02/2022 and the score finished Mazatlán 2-0 Club Tijuana.
On that day, Mazatlán had 41% possession and 11 shots at goal with 2 on target. The goalscorers were Nicolás Benedetti (43') and Roberto Meraz (88').
For their opponents, Club Tijuana had 10 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
The referee was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez.
Team News: Club Tijuana
The Club Tijuana manager Ricardo Valiño has a full complement, with no fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this game owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection.
We are thinking that Xoloitzcuintles should line up in a 4-2-3-1 system this time, utilising Jonathan Orozco, Ismael Govea, Lisandro Lopez, V. Andrés Guzmán, Jair Diaz, Federico Lértora, Jose Vazquez, Joaquín Montecinos, Lucas Rodríguez, Alexis Pedro Canelo and Franco Di Santo.
Team News: Mazatlán
With a fully injury-free group available to choose from, the Mazatlán boss Gabriel Caballero doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this match.
We’re of the thinking that Mazatlán seem likely to play in a 4-2-3-1 system, giving starts to Nicolas Vikonis, Bryan Colula, Nestor Vidrio, Jorge Padilla, Oswaldo Alanís, Jefferson Intriago, Roberto Meraz, Nicolás Benedetti, Eduard Bello, Edgar Yoel Bárcenas and Brian Rubio.
Our feeling is that Mazatlán have it in them to find the back of the net against this Club Tijuana lineup, however that probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re expecting a 2-1 win for Club Tijuana after the 90.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Caliente (26,158)
Captain: Jonathan Orozco
Chairman: Jorge Hank Inzunsa
Manager: Ricardo Valiño
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 12
⭐ Key Player: Joaquín Montecinos
Generally taking up the Right Attacking Midfielder position, Joaquín Montecinos was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. After having played his first senior match for Club Tijuana in the 2021 - 2022 season, the gifted Midfielder has netted 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2021 - 2022 campaign to date coming from a total of 13 appearances.