Puebla vs Necaxa: Match guide and preview

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 01:30 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Cuauhtémoc (51726 seats)

Puebla and Necaxa have both delivered a "par" performance so far, to use a golfing expression. Both hold mid-table positions in the Liga MX.

Insights:
  • Puebla have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Necaxa haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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Puebla form and stats

With 2 Liga MX wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats from their home games, Puebla are certainly not brimming with confidence.

Puebla manager N. Larcamón and his team return home after a 1-1 draw away versus Querétaro in the Liga MX. Before that game, the 4-0 home victory against Juarez.

Daniel Álvarez was able to secure the draw 1-1 in the game against Querétaro after coming on as a substitute and scoring the final goal. In the starting lineup today?

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

A decent goal production from Puebla in their home games so far, with 12 goals from 8 league matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 13 goals have been conceded. 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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Necaxa form and stats

3-2-3 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Necaxa in their Liga MX matches away. Visiting Necaxa has seen their last two away games both end with a tied score and one point each.

Necaxa's last game was the home draw against Monterrey (1-1). Before that, Necaxa travelled to Guadalajara and returned home with a draw after the game finished 2-2.

As mentioned above, Necaxa drew the match against Monterrey. Manager J. Cruz Núñez brought on Martín Barragán to rescue the draw from a losing position and it worked.

The attacking power of Necaxa when travelling is not overwhelming with 6 goals scored from 8 league matches away. It's worth mentioning that 3 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. Necaxa have conceded 8 goals in these away matches. It's worth mentioning that 5 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Necaxa - Puebla 0-1 played earlier this season. Head-2-head stats last ten meetings: three - three - four (Puebla wins - draws - Necaxa wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

PueblaS. Ormeño Zayas
S. Ormeño Zayas
11 goals
NecaxaI. González Nieto
I. González Nieto
5 goals
NecaxaA. Zendejas Saavedra
A. Zendejas Saavedra
4 goals

Puebla missing players

Necaxa missing players

Puebla Necaxa
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
27 13 4 Played P 4 13 25
9 4 1 Won W 1 3 8
6 4 1 Drew D 1 4 6
12 5 2 Lost L 2 6 11
33 19 5 Scored S 3 11 23
34 16 5 Conceded C 5 17 32
96% 92% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
59% 69% 75% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 62% 68%
41% 46% 25% Over 2.5 O 2.5 25% 31% 32%
30% 31% 25% Over 3.5 O 3.5 25% 15% 12%
19% 23% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 8% 8%
48% 54% 50% BTTS BTTS 25% 46% 44%
26% 23% 0% Clean Sheets C S 25% 23% 24%
30% 31% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 31% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.5 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.5 2.8 2.6
5 1 0 Red cards R C 1 2 5
 
10 10.9 10.5 Shots (avg) S ( 10.8 9.8 10.8
3.2 3.5 3.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 2.8 3.2
38% 41% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 30% 30% 28%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • Necaxa haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Puebla have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  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 America 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 Mazatlán 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 Querétaro 17 3 4 10 23 28 8 3 2 3 15 11 9 0 2 7 8 17 -5 13
18 Atlético San Luis 17 3 2 12 16 35 9 2 2 5 9 18 8 1 0 7 7 17 -19 11

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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.