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Puebla will host away team Necaxa at Estadio Cuauhtémoc in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie on Saturday.
All Puebla v Necaxa game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Puebla go into this match after a 1-1 Liga MX (Clausura) drawn result versus Querétaro FC.
In that match, Puebla managed 64% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Puebla was Daniel Álvarez (92'). For their opponents, Querétaro FC had 11 shots at goal with 6 on target. Joe Gallardo (84') scored for Querétaro FC.
Their latest results really do illustrate the point that quality has been evident in the Puebla backline. Los Camoteros have given the opposition little, with the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six outings standing at 3.
Coming into this meeting, Puebla haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In their last fixture, Necaxa drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with Monterrey.
In that game, Necaxa had 49% possession and 15 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Necaxa was Martín Barragán (80'). Monterrey got 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Maximiliano Meza (36') scored for Monterrey.
Over the course of 5 of the past six clashes featuring Necaxa, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that period is a mere 2.17, with the average goals for Lightning Bolts equalling 0.83. However, it remains to be seen whether that pattern shall be sustained in this match or not.
Looking at their past form shows that Necaxa:
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head duels going back to 24/02/2018, both clubs have shared the honours with Puebla winning 2 of those games, Necaxa 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
17 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 from Los Camoteros and 9 belonging to Lightning Bolts. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 11 on 19/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Necaxa 0-1 Puebla.
The match was refereed by Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán.
Team News: Puebla
Puebla boss Nicolás Larcamón will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash owing to a fully healthy squad ready to go.
Team News: Necaxa
Due to a mostly healthy group, there is just the lone fitness worry for the Necaxa gaffer José Guadalupe Cruz to be concerned with. Martín Lara (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
In our opinion, Necaxa have it within them to get a goal against this Puebla team, but that possibly won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 advantage for Puebla when the full-time whistle blows. There looks to be little in this one.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtémoc (47,417)
Captain: Javier Salas
Chairman: Manuel Jiménez García
Manager: Nicolás Larcamón
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 9, Liga MX (Apertura) position 12
🔑 Key Player: Amaury Escoto
Generally taking to the field in the Striker position, Amaury Escoto was born in Zapopan, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for Querétaro FC in the 2010 - 2011 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 15 appearances.