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Santos Laguna will take to the pitch with guests Puebla at Estadio Corona in the Liga MX (Clausura) match on Monday.
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Santos Laguna won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Pachuca.
In that game, Santos Laguna managed 61% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target. For their opponents, Pachuca had 10 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target. Ismael Sosa (58') scored for Pachuca.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Santos Laguna haven’t conceded. The facts show that Guerreros have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals during that time. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether that pattern shall be maintained in this next match.
Coming into this contest, Santos Laguna have not lost a league tie with Puebla in their previous 15 games. A very long run.
Previously, Puebla drew 0-0 in the Liga MX (Clausura) match with Universidad Nacional.
In that game, Puebla managed 61% possession and 14 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Universidad Nacional got 16 shots on goal with 7 on target.
The numbers tell their own story, and Puebla have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. At the back, Los Camoteros have not been doing too well.
Coming into this meeting, Puebla are undefeated in their previous 5 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head results going back to 17/03/2018 shows that these encounters have not been kind to Puebla. They’ve not been able to get themselves any wins at all whereas Santos Laguna have been the better of the two, running out winners in 67% of those match-ups.
A sum of 16 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 12 for Guerreros and 4 netted by Los Camoteros. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
The previous league encounter featuring these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 13 on 03/10/2020 when it ended Puebla 0-2 Santos Laguna.
On that occasion, Puebla had 60% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
On the other side, Santos Laguna had 9 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Julio César Furch (32') and David Andrade (42') scored.
The match was refereed by Marco Ortiz.
Team News: Santos Laguna
Brian Lozano (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) and Ulises Rivas (Knee Injury) are unavailable for Santos gaffer Guillermo Almada.
Team News: Puebla
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to select from, Puebla boss Nicolás Larcamón has no fitness concerns whatsoever before this game.
Puebla might well have a job on their hands to break down this Santos Laguna outfit who we think might well score at least once to put them ahead.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive game with a 1-0 win for Santos Laguna at full-time.
Hoping for a good game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Corona (29,101)
Captain: Carlos Acevedo
Chairman: Dante Elizalde
Manager: Guillermo Almada
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 5, Liga MX (Apertura) position 8
🔑 Star Man: Eduardo Aguirre
Regularly played in the Striker position, Eduardo Aguirre was born in San Pedro de las Colonias, Mexico. After having played his first senior match for Santos Laguna in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has got 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 16 appearances.