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Mazatlán host away team Necaxa at Estadio de Mazatlán in the Liga MX (Clausura) game on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Mazatlán v Necaxa match are shown here - as well as up-to-date odds.
Mazatlán will be hoping for a better result following a 4-0 Liga MX (Apertura) losing effort in their last game against Santos Laguna.
In that game, Mazatlán had 51% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Santos Laguna had 20 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Hugo Rodríguez (50', 86'), Josecarlos Van Rankin (59') and Fernando Gorriarán (93') scored for Santos Laguna.
At least three goals per match were recorded in 6 of the last 6 meetings where Mazatlán have played. Opposition teams scored 12 of them in these games while Mazatlán bagged a total of 11.
After being defeated in their last game at the hands of CD Guadalajara in Primera (Apertura) Liguilla competition, Necaxa and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Necaxa managed 42% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. CD Guadalajara got 19 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Jesús Angulo (54') was the scorer for CD Guadalajara.
In 5 of the prior six games involving Necaxa, a relatively low number of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game within that period comes out as a mere 1.83, with the number of goals averaged by Lightning Bolts being 1.33. We will just have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Head to head
The last league match between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 4 on 11/08/2020 when the final score was Necaxa 1-0 Mazatlán.
That time, Necaxa managed 38% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Lucas Passerini (43').
At the other end, Mazatlán got 12 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target.
The match was refereed by Jorge Antonio Pérez.
Team News: Mazatlán
Mazatlán manager Tomás Boy does not have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash owing to a fully injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Necaxa
Thanks to a largely full-strength group of players, there is just the one fitness worry for the Necaxa boss José Guadalupe Cruz to be concerned about. Martín Lara (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We feel that Necaxa and Mazatlán may well both score, with little between these two teams.
There should be little in it, and a draw looks to be quite a realistic result. That’s why our selection here is for a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio de Mazatlán (25,000)
Chairman: Mauricio Lanz
Manager: Tomás Boy
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 14
⭐ Key Man: César Huerta
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, César Huerta was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for CD Guadalajara in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed to score 3 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 17 appearances.