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FC Juárez will be hosting visitors Puebla at Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez in the Liga MX (Apertura) meeting on Saturday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for FC Juárez v Puebla can be found here - as well as up-to-date odds.
FC Juárez are hoping to win again after their last result, the 0-1 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph vs Toluca.
In that match, FC Juárez managed 44% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer for FC Juárez was Dario Lezcano (51'). Toluca had 17 attempts at goal with 6 on target.
Gabriel Caballero's FC Juárez have netted 5 times over their past 6 outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures stands at 8.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Juárez:
- are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 3 matches in the league.
Since being beaten in their last game against Club América in Liga MX (Apertura) action, Puebla and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Puebla had 41% possession and 16 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. For Puebla, the goals were scored by Amaury Escoto (16') and Bernardo Cuesta (29'). On the other side, Club América got 23 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. Emanuel Aguilera (51'), Henry Martín (55') and Federico Viñas (64') scored for Club América.
The numbers tell their own story, and Puebla have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. At the back, Los Camoteros certainly have room for improvement. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend will be sustained into this next match.
Going into this one, Puebla are without an away win for the past 3 league games.
Head to head
The previous league fixture between the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 7 on 30/08/2019 when it ended Puebla 2-1 FC Juárez.
On that day, Puebla had 47% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The goals were scored by Matias Alustiza (72') and Cavallini (92').
FC Juárez had 11 shots on goal with 3 on target. Dario Lezcano (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Oscar Mejia Garcia.
Team News: FC Juárez
FC Juárez boss Gabriel Caballero does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this match owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from.
In our view, Los Bravos may well make use of the 4-4-2 formation in the match featuring Ivan Vazquez, Alberto Acosta Alvarado Joshimar, Maximiliano Olivera, Bruno Romo, Víctor Gustavo Velázquez, Flavio Santos, Marco Fabian, Jefferson Intriago, Jesus Zavala, Dario Lezcano and Erick Castillo.
Team News: Puebla
Owing to a completely healthy group to pick from, Puebla boss Juan Reynoso does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this game. Nicolás Vikonis cannot play in this game through suspension.
It’s our belief that Los Camoteros might play in a 3-5-2 system by sending out Jesús Iván Rodríguez, Brayan Angulo, Daniel Arreola, Diego Cruz, Pablo Gonzalez, Alejandro Chumacero, Osvaldo Martinez, Salvador Reyes, Israel Reyes Romero, Bernardo Cuesta and Amaury Escoto.
We envisage that Puebla are likely to break down this FC Juárez lineup, although that probably shouldn’t be enough to prevent defeat.
We’re going for a narrow 2-1 winning margin for FC Juárez at the end of the 90 minutes. Could easily see this go either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez (19,703)
Captain: Iván Vázquez
Chairman: Juan Carlos Talavera
Manager: Gabriel Caballero
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 16
⭐ Key Man: Dario Lezcano
Normally played in the Striker position, Dario Lezcano was born in Asunción, Paraguay. After making a first senior appearance for FC Thun in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 6 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season so far in a total of 10 appearances.