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Tigres will host guests Santos Laguna at Estadio Universitario in the Liga MX (Apertura) match on Sunday.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Tigres v Santos Laguna can be seen below including the latest game odds.
Tigres de la UANL
Tigres prepare for this match following a 1-1 Liga MX (Apertura) drawn match vs León.
In that game, Tigres de la UANL managed 43% possession and 19 shots on goal with 10 on target. The scorer for Tigres de la UANL was Francisco Meza (74'). For their opponents, León had 9 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Fernando Navarro (45') scored for León.
Tigres de la UANL haven’t been able to stop scoring goals, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 games.
They have claimed a sum of 8 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 10.
Heading into this fixture, Tigres haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Universidad Nacional in Liga MX (Apertura) competition, Santos Laguna will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Santos Laguna had 70% possession and 18 shots at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Santos Laguna was Octavio Rivero (68'). At the other end, Universidad Nacional had 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Juan Iturbe (29') was the scorer for Universidad Nacional.
Santos Laguna have seen success in front of goal of late, scoring 6 goals in their last 6 matches. Having said that, Guerreros can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same outings. In any event, we will just have to wait and see whether such a trend shall persist in this upcoming game.
Analysis of their past results shows that Santos Laguna:
- have not beaten Tigres de la UANL when they've played them away from home in the last 10 league matches. A really bad run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 league games.
Head to head
If we look at their past head to head meetings going back to 04/05/2018, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Tigres winning 3 of those games, Santos Laguna 3 and 0 being drawn in regulation time.
An aggregate of 18 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 10 of them for Los Tigres and 8 for Guerreros. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 6 on 17/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Santos Laguna 2-1 Tigres de la UANL.
In that game, Santos Laguna had 44% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Eduardo Aguirre (40', 66').
Tigres de la UANL got 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. André-Pierre Gignac (77') was the scorer.
The referee was Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán.
Team News: Tigres
Tigres manager Ricardo Ferretti does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
It’s our opinion that Los Tigres may well make use of the 4-4-2 formation this time, handing starts to Nahuel Guzman, Francisco Meza, Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Hugo Ayala, Javier Aquino, Jesus Duenas, Rafael Carioca, Luis Enrique Quinones, Eduardo Vargas and Andre Pierre Gignac.
Team News: Santos Laguna
In an otherwise full-strength squad, there’s only the one fitness issue for the Santos Laguna gaffer Guillermo Almada to contend with. Brian Lozano (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) won’t be playing here.
It’s our belief that Guerreros seem likely to begin the game with a 4-4-2 lineup, settling for Carlos Acevedo Lopez, Hugo Rodriguez, Jose Carlos Van Rankin, Matheus Dória Macedo, Bryan Garnica, Alan Cervantes, David Andrade, Diego Valdes, Adrián Lozano, Fernando Gorriarán and Raul Octavio Rivero.
We’re thinking that Santos Laguna could find themselves struggling to score against this Tigres team who we reckon will win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
We’re therefore anticipating a good tussle with a 1-0 winning score for Tigres when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Universitario (41,886)
Captain: Guido Pizarro
Chairman: Alejandro Rodríguez
Manager: Ricardo Ferretti
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 11
⭐ Key Man: Eduardo Vargas
Regularly playing in the Striker position, Eduardo Vargas was born in Santiago, Chile. After having made a senior debut playing for Cobreloa in the 2008 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 8 appearances.