Liga MX preview: Can América edge out victory against Pachuca?

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 01:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Azteca

It's advantage América so far with their 3rd position in the Liga MX table, welcoming Pachuca who are placed 9th.

Insights:
  • América has the most scored goals (31) in Liga MX
  • Pachuca is in the worst form (0-2-4)

América and Pachuca should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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América form and stats

20 points is a decent return from 9 Liga MX games here at Estadio Azteca for América. The data says 6 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss. Ever since the Guadalajara game América has been unbeatable here at Estadio Azteca producing four straight wins.

Happy days for América in their previous game, a Liga MX match away at Atlas that ended with a 2-0 victory. Before that game, the 2-1 home victory against Queretaro.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how América have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found 16 games) they have won ten times, drawn three and lost three.

América are traveling soon after this match as the Liga MX match at Tijuana awaits in four days.

Goals decide football matches and América are scoring many of them at home; 19 on target from 9 league matches. On the other hand, América have conceded 9 goals. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Pachuca form and stats

3-4-1 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Pachuca, who have the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Liga MX, in their Liga MX matches away. Pachuca has lost their two previous away games and are eager to kill a negative trend in its infancy.

Pachuca delivered a 1-1 draw playing at home against Guadalajara in their previous match; a Liga MX game. A loss against Atlas was the result prior to that, in a home game.

We have checked recent matches where Pachuca have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those nine games were one victory, two draws and six defeats.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Pachuca as they have only managed to score 7 times from 8 away games in the league. Pachuca's manager P. Pezzolano Suárez has created a great defensive setup working very nicely in away games with only 4 conceded goals. You can find more goal stats on the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The two sides played each other earlier this season: Pachuca - América 1-2. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: seven wins for América, two draws and one win for Pachuca. Over 2,5 goals: eight times; under 2,5 goals: two games.

Top Goalscorers

AméricaH. Martín Mex
H. Martín Mex
11 goals
AméricaF. Córdova Reyes
F. Córdova Reyes
6 goals
AméricaF. Viñas Barboza
F. Viñas Barboza
6 goals

América missing players

Pachuca missing players

América Pachuca
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 14 5 Played P 4 13 27
14 10 3 Won W 0 4 7
6 2 1 Drew D 3 6 11
6 2 1 Lost L 1 3 9
42 27 7 Scored S 1 11 24
29 13 4 Conceded C 2 8 23
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 77% 85%
77% 79% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 25% 46% 48%
54% 64% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 15% 19%
35% 43% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 8% 11%
12% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 4%
65% 64% 60% BTTS BTTS 25% 31% 41%
27% 36% 40% Clean Sheets C S 50% 54% 33%
12% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 75% 38% 41%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.7 1.5 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 2.2 1.8 2
4 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 4
 
13.2 15.1 14.4 Shots (avg) S ( 15 14.5 13.9
4.5 5.3 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.2 3.5
36% 36% 35% Goal Efficiency G E 8% 26% 25%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • América has the most scored goals (31) in Liga MX
  • América has the most scored goals in the second half (25) in Liga MX
  • América have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • América have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • América have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Pachuca have scored away.
  • América have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • América haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Pachuca has the fewest conceded goals (4) away in Liga MX
  • Pachuca has the fewest conceded goals in the second half (12) in Liga MX
  • Pachuca has the most clean sheets (7) away in Liga MX
  • Pachuca has the most matches under the total-line (20) in Liga MX
  • Pachuca is in the worst form (0-2-4)

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leon 17 12 4 1 27 14 8 7 1 0 15 7 9 5 3 1 12 7 13 40
2 Pumas UNAM 17 8 8 1 29 17 9 5 4 0 19 8 8 3 4 1 10 9 12 32
3 América 17 9 5 3 31 22 9 6 2 1 19 9 8 3 3 2 12 13 9 32
4 Cruz Azul 17 9 2 6 23 16 8 5 1 2 12 6 9 4 1 4 11 10 7 29
5 Monterrey 17 8 5 4 26 21 8 4 3 1 13 9 9 4 2 3 13 12 5 29
6 Tigres UANL 17 7 7 3 27 16 9 4 4 1 15 8 8 3 3 2 12 8 11 28
7 Guadalajara 17 7 5 5 20 17 9 4 3 2 11 9 8 3 2 3 9 8 3 26
8 Santos Laguna 17 7 4 6 24 20 8 5 2 1 14 5 9 2 2 5 10 15 4 25
9 Pachuca 17 6 7 4 18 14 9 3 3 3 11 10 8 3 4 1 7 4 4 25
10 Necaxa 17 7 3 7 16 20 9 4 1 4 10 12 8 3 2 3 6 8 -4 24
11 Toluca 17 6 3 8 23 28 8 5 1 2 14 9 9 1 2 6 9 19 -5 21
12 Puebla 17 6 2 9 22 25 8 2 2 4 12 13 9 4 0 5 10 12 -3 20
13 Juarez 17 4 7 6 16 19 9 3 4 2 6 6 8 1 3 4 10 13 -3 19
14 Mazatlan 17 4 4 9 24 31 8 3 2 3 11 13 9 1 2 6 13 18 -7 16
15 Tijuana 17 4 3 10 12 27 9 4 2 3 9 9 8 0 1 7 3 18 -15 15
16 Atlas 17 3 5 9 13 20 8 2 1 5 5 8 9 1 4 4 8 12 -7 14
17 Queretaro 17 3 4 10 23 28 8 3 2 3 15 11 9 0 2 7 8 17 -5 13
18 Atletico San Luis 17 3 2 12 16 35 9 2 2 5 9 18 8 1 0 7 7 17 -19 11

Read more about Liga MX

Liga MX is the top division in the Mexican football league system. Each season the league has two tournaments, Apertura (opening) and Clausura (closing). This means that the Liga MX has two champions per season. The Liga MX is the fourth most attended football league in the world.