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Pachuca journey to Estadio León on Tuesday for the Liga MX (Clausura) meeting with home team León.
View all León v Pachuca tips, stats and our pre-match poll below - as well as the best betting odds.
León won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 Liga MX (Clausura) defeat last time out to Tigres de la UANL.
In that game, León managed 56% possession and 1 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Tigres de la UANL got 9 attempts at goal with 3 on target. André-Pierre Gignac (40') and Carlos Gonzalez (67') scored for Tigres de la UANL.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to the León rearguard. Los Esmeraldas have been stingy, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their previous 6 games standing at 4.
Pre-game facts show that León:
- have not been beaten in the league by Pachuca in their previous 5 matches.
- are unbeaten in their previous 29 league matches at home. An amazing run.
In their previous game, Pachuca drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with FC Juárez.
In that match, Pachuca had 72% possession and 20 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Pachuca was Mauro Quiroga (95'). On the other side, FC Juárez had 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Víctor Velázquez (41') scored for FC Juárez.
In 5 of the past 6 clashes involving Pachuca, a relatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game during that period comes to just 1.5, with the average goals for Los Tuzos standing at 1. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be sustained into this next game, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Pachuca:
- are winless against León when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 4 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 25/02/2018 shows that León have won 4 of them & Pachuca 1, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A combined sum of 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 11 of them from Los Esmeraldas and 5 belonging to Los Tuzos. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 4 on 12/08/2020 when the final score was Pachuca 0-1 León.
In that match, Pachuca had 45% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
For their opponents, León had 15 shots on goal with 7 on target. Yairo Moreno (70') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Eduardo Galván.
Team News: León
León manager Ignacio Ambriz will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this clash with a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Pachuca
Owing to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Pachuca manager Paulo Pezzolano doesn’t have any fitness worries to report ahead of this clash.
We believe that Pachuca should be able to breach the defence of this León side, however it might not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a 2-1 winning margin for León at the end of the 90 minutes. We’ll have to see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio León (31,297)
Captain: Luis Montes
Chairman: Jesús Martínez Murguia
Manager: Ignacio Ambriz
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 18, Liga MX (Apertura) position 1, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Ángel Mena
Generally playing in the Right Wing position, Ángel Mena was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. After having played his first senior match for Emelec in the 2009 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 7 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 15 appearances.