Santos Laguna head to Estadio Corregidora on Monday for the Liga MX (Clausura) showdown with hosts Querétaro FC.
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Querétaro FC will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 0-1 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Tigres de la UANL.
In that game, Querétaro FC managed 38% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. On the other side, Tigres de la UANL had 20 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Diego Reyes (89') was the scorer for Tigres de la UANL.
It’s not been often in recent times that Querétaro FC have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that Gallos Blancos have been scored against in 6 of their previous 6 matches, shipping 12 goals in the process. That trend won’t necessarily be continued into this match, however.
Going into this encounter, Querétaro FC have not beaten Santos Laguna in their last 3 league matches.
Last time out, Santos Laguna drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with CD Guadalajara.
In that match, Santos Laguna managed 40% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Santos Laguna was Jesús Ocejo (31'). On the other side, CD Guadalajara had 23 shots on goal with 8 of them on target. Jesús Angulo (75') was the scorer for CD Guadalajara.
The stats don’t lie, and Santos Laguna have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. Defensively, Guerreros seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Coming into this fixture, Santos Laguna are undefeated in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 21/10/2017 shows us that Querétaro FC have won 1 of these and Santos Laguna 5, with the tally of drawn results standing at 0.
A combined total of 16 goals were scored between them in these games, with 5 from Gallos Blancos and 11 for Guerreros. That is an average goals per game value of 2.67.
The last league game between these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 7 on 31/08/2020 and the score finished Santos Laguna 2-1 Querétaro FC.
On that day, Santos Laguna had 49% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Van Rankin (14') and Rivero (67').
For their opponents, Querétaro FC had 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. Hugo Silveira (45') was the scorer.
The referee was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez.
Team News: Querétaro FC
Querétaro FC boss Héctor Altamirano doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash thanks to a completely injury-free squad ready to go.
Team News: Santos Laguna
Out of a mainly full-strength group of players, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Santos Laguna gaffer Guillermo Almada to be concerned with. Brian Lozano (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) misses out for this game.
It’s looking like Santos Laguna and Querétaro FC may well both score, with little between these two teams.
Little in this one, and it’s almost too close to call. We therefore think that it’s going to be a hard-fought 1-1 scoreline at the end of this game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Corregidora (34,107)
Captain: Antonio Valencia
Chairman: Manuel Velarde
Manager: Héctor Altamirano
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 12, Liga MX (Apertura) position 17
⭐ Star Player: Kevin Ramírez
Mostly taking to the field in the Left Wing position, Kevin Ramírez was born in San Isidro, Uruguay. Having made his senior debut playing for Tigre in the 2018 - 2019 season, the accomplished Forward has got 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in 13 appearances.