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The Liga MX (Apertura) tie at Estadio Hidalgo on Saturday will see hosts Pachuca do battle with opponents León.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Pachuca v León - as well as up-to-date odds.
Pachuca will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 1-0 Primera (Clausura) Liguilla loss in their previous game against Cruz Azul.
In that game, Pachuca managed 53% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 5 on target. At the other end, Cruz Azul got 19 attempts at goal with 8 of them on target. Santiago Giménez (51') scored for Cruz Azul.
Fixtures featuring Pachuca have usually been absorbing affairs of late with a lot of goalmouth action being a real hallmark. Over their past 6 clashes alone, a total of 23 goals have flown in for both sides combined (at an average of 3.83 goals per game) with 14 of those being chalked up by Los Tuzos.
Last time out, León drew 2-2 in the Primera (Clausura) Liguilla match with Toluca.
In that match, León had 59% possession and 19 shots on goal with 9 on target. For León, the scorers were Víctor Dávila (45') and Fidel Ambríz (89'). Toluca had 7 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Kevin Castañeda (17') and Alexis Canelo (58') scored for Toluca. Toluca won the match 2-4 in a dramatic penalty shootout.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring León, three or more goals have been hit. The overall average goals scored per match within that spell is 3.83, with the average number of goals for León being 2.33. That aside, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern will persist in this next game.
Head to head
A quick look at their past head to head results going back to 25/11/2018 reveals that these fixtures have been disappointments for Pachuca. They’ve not managed to get themselves any victories whatsoever whereas León have been too good for them, getting wins in 67% of those games played.
13 goals were produced between them in these games, with 3 of them for Los Tuzos and 10 being from Los Esmeraldas. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 2 on 19/01/2021 when the final score was León 0-0 Pachuca.
That time, León had 55% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Pachuca got 9 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Jorge Isaac Rojas.
Team News: Pachuca
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just one fitness concern for the Pachuca boss Paulo Pezzolano to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Yairo Moreno (Muscle Injury) misses out.
Team News: León
Thanks to a completely injury-free group available to choose from, León boss Ariel Holan doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
Our assessment is that León and Pachuca may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a hard-fought 1-1 score draw when the full-time whistle blows.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Hidalgo (25,922)
Captain: Jorge Hernández
Chairman: Armando Martínez
Manager: Paulo Pezzolano
🔑 Key Man: Roberto De La Rosa
Mostly used in the Striker position, Roberto De La Rosa was born in Texcoco, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for Pachuca in the 2017 - 2018 season, the dangerous Forward has accumulated 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 14 appearances.