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The Liga MX (Clausura) game at Estadio Caliente on Saturday will see home side Club Tijuana welcome Necaxa.
Our Club Tijuana v Necaxa predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Club Tijuana will be looking to improve on their last outing here following the 2-0 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against CD Guadalajara.
In that match, Club Tijuana managed 43% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. CD Guadalajara had 24 attempts at goal with 10 on target. Alexis Vega (49') and Jesús Angulo (80') scored for CD Guadalajara.
It’s not been often in recent games that Club Tijuana have shown defensive steel. The reality is that Xoloitzcuintles have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 10 goals during that time.
Heading into this contest, Club Tijuana have not beaten Necaxa in their last 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Necaxa drew 0-0 in the Liga MX (Clausura) match with Querétaro FC.
In that game, Necaxa managed 56% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Querétaro FC got 8 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
It is worth noting that Necaxa have had real problems scoring goals in their past six games, netting the unsatisfactory return of just 4. In those fixtures, Lightning Bolts have also seen the overall goal aggregate of opposing teams equal 9. Such a pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, of course.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Necaxa:
- haven't beaten Club Tijuana when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 8 league games. What a terrible run of away results.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head duels dating back to 30/07/2017, neither club has come out on top overall with Club Tijuana winning 3 of those games, Necaxa 3 and 0 being draws in normal time.
A combined sum of 13 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 6 of them for Xoloitzcuintles and 7 created by Lightning Bolts. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 14 on 17/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Necaxa 2-0 Club Tijuana.
On that occasion, Necaxa managed 49% possession and 15 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ian González (4') and Fernando Arce (81').
Club Tijuana got 11 shots at goal with 5 on target.
The referee was Adonai Escobedo.
Team News: Club Tijuana
Club Tijuana boss Pablo Guede has no fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Necaxa
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there is only a single fitness problem for the Necaxa manager José Guadalupe Cruz to be concerned with. Luis Malagón (sprain) won’t be playing here.
We’re inclined to think that Club Tijuana look set to score more than once against Necaxa, who will be up against it scoring a goal of their own.
We’re therefore expecting to see a comfortable 2-0 win for Club Tijuana at the end of the 90 minutes.
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: Pablo Guede
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 14, Liga MX (Apertura) position 15
⭐ Star Player: Fidel Martínez
Generally taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Fidel Martínez was born in Sucumbíos, Ecuador. After having played his first senior match for Deportivo Quito in the 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 7 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 15 appearances.