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The Liga MX (Apertura) meeting at Estadio de Mazatlán on Thursday will see home side Mazatlán locking horns with Club Tijuana.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Mazatlán v Club Tijuana match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Mazatlán will be looking for an improved result here after a 3-1 Liga MX (Apertura) losing effort in their last game against Club América.
In that match, Mazatlán managed 64% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Mazatlán, goals were scored by Aldo Rocha (54' Own goal) and Camilo Sanvezzo (72'). At the other end, Club América had 5 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Henry Martín (47') and Richard Sánchez (57') scored for Club América.
It’s not been often in recent times that Mazatlán have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Mazatlán have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 10 goals during that time. That trend might not be carried forward into this next game, though.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Mazatlán:
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches at home.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 matches in the league.
Club Tijuana come into this encounter following on from a 2-1 Liga MX (Apertura) win with the eclipse of Monterrey in their most recent outing.
The only scorer from Club Tijuana was Fabián Castillo (3', 54'). Rogelio Funes Mori (25') scored for Monterrey.
It has become apparent that Club Tijuana have been starved of goals over their last six encounters, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those fixtures, Xoloitzcuintles have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 8.
Heading into this fixture, Club Tijuana have not won away from home in their last 8 matches in the league. A poor run.
Team News: Mazatlán
Mazatlán boss Francisco Palencia does not have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash with a fully healthy squad ready to go.
In our view, Mazatlán look set to make use of the 4-4-2 system for this one, utilising Fraga, Paddila, Nicolás Díaz, José Ortiz, Efrain Velarde, Rodrigo Millar, Aldo Paúl Rocha, Mendoza, Jose Rodriguez, César Huerta and Miguel Angel Sansores.
Team News: Club Tijuana
Due to a fully healthy group ready to go, Club Tijuana manager Pablo Guede does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever ahead of this match.
There’s a good chance that Xoloitzcuintles could decide to make use of a 4-2-3-1 system with a starting lineup of Jonathan Orozco, Jaime Gómez, Jordan Silva, Jorge Aguilar, Víctor Andrés Guzmán, Jordi Cortizo, Christian Rivera, Fabián Castillo, Mauro Laínez, Edgar López and Bryan Angulo.
We’re inclined to think that Club Tijuana have it within them to put a goal past this Mazatlán side, although that probably won’t be as many as they’ll concede.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 advantage for Mazatlán at full-time. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de Mazatlán (25,000)
Captain: Aldo Rocha
Chairman: Mauricio Lanz
Manager: Francisco Palencia
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 16
⭐ Star Player: Camilo Sanvezzo
Mostly deployed in the Left Wing position, Camilo Sanvezzo was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Having made a first senior appearance for Vancouver Whitecaps in the 2011 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.