Liga MX preview: Can León edge out victory against Pumas UNAM?

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Tue 22.September
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio León (31297 seats)

The León & Pumas UNAM managers M. Ambriz Espinoza and A. Lillini are both dreading and looking forward to this decisive game in the upper regions of the Liga MX league table.

This should be an interesting game with lots of spark and energy as both teams are well rested since they last saw competitive action. Game on!

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León form and stats

Overall Liga MX stats at home this season for León, who have the most clean sheets (5) in Liga MX, are 3-1-0 (wins-draw-losses).

León enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Querétaro's place. The match ended 3-2. Preceding that game was the home draw versus Tigres UANL that ended 1-1.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier León matches with similar probabilities have ended with four wins, one draw and one defeat (from six games).

León have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estadio León with 6 goals in 4 league matches. León are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio León in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 3 from 4 matches.

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Pumas UNAM form and stats

Playing away, Pumas UNAM, who have the the best goal difference (+12) in Liga MX, have won 2 games, drawn 2 and suffered 0 defeats in the Liga MX this season. The visitors have performed well in their home games as well, building a total win streak of four games home and away. Pumas hope to make it five in this match.

Pumas won their last game, 3-0 versus Atletico San Luis played at home. Prior to that result Pumas won their away game at Santos Laguna. The scoreline was 2-1.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Pumas playing away, we found five games. Results were two away wins, one draw and two home wins.

Pumas UNAM have scored 5 goals on their travels this season, from 4 away games in the league. It's not easy to score on Pumas as they have only conceded 3 goals from these away games.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's five León victories, one draw and four Pumas UNAM wins. Over/under statistics; six of these games ended with three goals or more, four matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Pumas UNAMJ. Dinenno De Cara
J. Dinenno De Cara
7 goals
LeónE. Gigliotti
E. Gigliotti
4 goals
Pumas UNAMC. González Espínola
C. González Espínola
4 goals

León missing players

Pumas UNAM missing players

León Pumas UNAM
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
10 4 1 Played P 1 4 10
6 3 0 Won W 0 2 6
3 1 1 Drew D 1 2 4
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
12 6 1 Scored S 1 5 20
7 3 1 Conceded C 1 3 8
80% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 75% 90%
60% 75% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 75% 90%
30% 50% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 50% 60%
10% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 20%
10% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 20%
40% 75% 100% BTTS BTTS 100% 75% 70%
50% 25% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 25% 30%
30% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 25% 10%
 
3.9 4.5 5 Corners for (avg) C F 6 4 5.6
3.3 4 4 Corners against (avg) C A 6 7.5 4.6
1.8 1.2 1 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 4 3.5 2.9
1 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
131 50 6 Total Shots T S 8 37 117
40 13 1 Shots on Target S O 2 8 34
30% 46% 100% Goal Efficiency G E 50% 62% 59%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • León has the most clean sheets (5) in Liga MX
  • León has the most points from losing position (9) in Liga MX
  • León have not yet lost a game at home.
  • León have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • León have scored in all their home matches so far.
  • León haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Pumas UNAM has the most scored goals in the first half (8) in Liga MX
  • Pumas UNAM has the the best goal difference (+12) in Liga MX
  • Pumas UNAM have not yet lost a game.
  • Pumas UNAM have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Pumas UNAM have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Pumas UNAM 10 6 4 0 20 8 6 4 2 0 15 5 4 2 2 0 5 3 12 22
2 Cruz Azul 10 7 1 2 17 7 5 5 0 0 11 2 5 2 1 2 6 5 10 22
3 León 10 6 3 1 12 7 4 3 1 0 6 3 6 3 2 1 6 4 5 21
4 America 10 6 2 2 21 15 5 3 1 1 12 6 5 3 1 1 9 9 6 20
5 Guadalajara 10 4 3 3 10 8 5 1 3 1 3 3 5 3 0 2 7 5 2 15
6 Tigres UANL 10 3 5 2 14 11 5 2 2 1 7 6 5 1 3 1 7 5 3 14
7 Pachuca 9 4 2 3 11 9 5 3 0 2 9 7 4 1 2 1 2 2 2 14
8 Monterrey 9 3 4 2 14 11 5 2 3 0 9 6 4 1 1 2 5 5 3 13
9 Juárez 10 3 4 3 9 10 5 2 2 1 3 3 5 1 2 2 6 7 -1 13
10 Toluca 10 4 1 5 14 20 4 3 0 1 7 5 6 1 1 4 7 15 -6 13
11 Querétaro 10 3 2 5 16 14 5 3 1 1 12 6 5 0 1 4 4 8 2 11
12 Puebla 10 3 1 6 14 15 4 1 1 2 7 6 6 2 0 4 7 9 -1 10
13 Atlas 10 2 4 4 9 12 5 2 1 2 5 5 5 0 3 2 4 7 -3 10
14 Mazatlán 10 2 4 4 11 16 5 2 2 1 5 6 5 0 2 3 6 10 -5 10
15 Tijuana 10 3 1 6 8 16 6 3 1 2 7 6 4 0 0 4 1 10 -8 10
16 Santos Laguna 10 2 3 5 10 15 4 2 1 1 5 3 6 0 2 4 5 12 -5 9
17 Atletico San Luis 10 2 2 6 12 19 5 1 2 2 6 8 5 1 0 4 6 11 -7 8
18 Necaxa 10 2 2 6 7 16 6 2 1 3 5 9 4 0 1 3 2 7 -9 8

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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.