Liga MX match prediction: Little separates Santos Laguna and Pachuca in quality

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Mon 19.October
Match begins: 00:06 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Nuevo Corona (30000 seats)

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

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

Everyone involved with the away team has to get their travel gear ready for this match as there's a whopping 900 kilometers to cover before arriving at the match.

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Santos Laguna form and stats

When playing at home in the Liga MX, Santos Laguna have managed 3 wins, 1 draw and suffered 1 defeat from 5 games.

Nothing to worry about in defence for Santos Laguna, as their goalkeeper Carlos Acevedo Lopez has completely shut out the opponents for 180 minutes in the Liga MX.

The Santos supporters enjoyed the previous match, watching their team host Tijuana in Liga MX and win 2-0. Before that match, a win away at Puebla.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Santos Laguna have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won three, drawn three and lost one.

Santos has scored 7 league goals at home this season, in 5 matches. Santos are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio Nuevo Corona in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 3 from 5 matches.

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Pachuca form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team, who have the fewest conceded goals (3) away in Liga MX, on their Liga MX travels is 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat.

Pachuca has to pack their bags again for the second away game in a row. Last time they traveled to Juarez for a Liga MX game that ended a draw (1-1). Ahead of that game was the 0-0 draw at home against Toluca.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Pachuca playing away and similar expectations, we found seven relevant matches. Results were two Pachuca wins, four draws and one defeat.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Pachuca as they have only managed to score 4 times from 6 away games in the league. Pachuca are tight as a drum on their travels, having allowed the opposition only 3 goals away.

Head 2 Head

As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's one Santos victory, five draws and four Pachuca wins. Over/under statistics; four of these games ended with three goals or more, six matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

PachucaV. Dávila Zavala
V. Dávila Zavala
5 goals
SantosF. Gorriarán Fontes
F. Gorriarán Fontes
3 goals
Santos LagunaR. Rivero Falero
R. Rivero Falero
3 goals

Santos Laguna missing players

Pachuca missing players

Santos Laguna Pachuca
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
13 5 1 Played P 3 6 13
5 3 1 Won W 1 2 5
3 1 0 Drew D 2 3 5
5 1 0 Lost L 0 1 3
16 7 2 Scored S 2 4 14
16 3 0 Conceded C 1 3 11
92% 80% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 67% 83% 85%
92% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 33% 33% 46%
46% 40% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 23%
15% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 15%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 8%
54% 40% 0% BTTS BTTS 33% 33% 46%
31% 60% 100% Clean Sheets C S 67% 50% 38%
23% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 33% 33% 31%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.8 4 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 2 2.5
2 1 1 Red cards R C 0 0 3
 
178 80 18 Total Shots T S 35 75 176
49 21 5 Shots on Target S O 7 14 43
33% 33% 40% Goal Efficiency G E 29% 29% 33%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • Pachuca has the fewest conceded goals (3) away in Liga MX
  • Pachuca has the fewest conceded goals in the first half (2) in Liga MX
  • Pachuca has the most matches under the total-line (10) in Liga MX
  • Santos Laguna have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded 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 Leon 13 9 3 1 18 8 6 5 1 0 10 4 7 4 2 1 8 4 10 30
2 Cruz Azul 13 8 2 3 20 11 6 5 1 0 11 2 7 3 1 3 9 9 9 26
3 America 13 7 4 2 24 17 7 4 2 1 15 8 6 3 2 1 9 9 7 25
4 Pumas UNAM 13 6 6 1 23 13 7 4 3 0 16 6 6 2 3 1 7 7 10 24
5 Tigres UANL 13 6 5 2 22 11 7 4 2 1 13 6 6 2 3 1 9 5 11 23
6 Monterrey 13 5 5 3 19 16 6 2 3 1 9 8 7 3 2 2 10 8 3 20
7 Pachuca 13 5 5 3 14 11 7 3 2 2 10 8 6 2 3 1 4 3 3 20
8 Guadalajara 13 5 4 4 12 10 6 2 3 1 5 4 7 3 1 3 7 6 2 19
9 Santos Laguna 13 5 3 5 16 16 5 3 1 1 7 3 8 2 2 4 9 13 0 18
10 Toluca 13 5 2 6 17 22 6 4 0 2 10 7 7 1 2 4 7 15 -5 17
11 Puebla 13 4 2 7 18 20 6 1 2 3 10 11 7 3 0 4 8 9 -2 14
12 Juarez 13 3 5 5 11 14 7 2 3 2 4 5 6 1 2 3 7 9 -3 14
13 Tijuana 13 4 2 7 10 19 8 4 2 2 9 7 5 0 0 5 1 12 -9 14
14 Atlas 13 3 4 6 10 14 7 2 1 4 5 7 6 1 3 2 5 7 -4 13
15 Queretaro 13 3 3 7 20 22 6 3 1 2 13 8 7 0 2 5 7 14 -2 12
16 Necaxa 13 3 3 7 9 18 7 2 1 4 5 10 6 1 2 3 4 8 -9 12
17 Mazatlan 13 2 4 7 15 23 6 2 2 2 7 9 7 0 2 5 8 14 -8 10
18 Atletico San Luis 13 2 2 9 13 26 7 1 2 4 7 12 6 1 0 5 6 14 -13 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.