Santos Laguna will be looking for another win after a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) success over Club Tijuana.
In that game, Santos Laguna had 51% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Santos Laguna was Gael Sandoval (23'). Club Tijuana had 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Vladimir Loroña (36' Own goal) scored for Club Tijuana.
Over their prior 6 fixtures, Guillermo Almada’s Santos Laguna have hit the back of the net 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Going into this contest, Santos Laguna are winless against Pachuca in their last 6 league matches.
In their previous fixture, Pachuca drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Apertura) match with FC Juárez.
In that game, Pachuca managed 59% possession and 17 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Pachuca was Victor Guzmán (35'). For their opponents, FC Juárez got 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Erick Castillo (62') was the scorer for FC Juárez.
A sequence of accomplished showings by the Pachuca defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 6. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward here, of course.
Analysis of their past results shows that Pachuca:
- have left without a victory over Santos Laguna when having played them away from home in the previous 7 league matches. They’ll be keen to stop this run.
- remain undefeated by Santos Laguna in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their past head-to-head clashes dating back to 30/10/2017 tells us that Santos Laguna have won 0 of them & Pachuca 2, with the tally of drawn results being 4.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 6 from Guerreros and 9 for Los Tuzos. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
Team News: Santos Laguna
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just a single fitness concern for the Santos Laguna gaffer Guillermo Almada to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Brian Lozano (Tibia and Fibula Fracture) will miss out.
Team News: Pachuca
With a fully healthy squad available to choose from, Pachuca boss Paulo Pezzolano does not have any fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
In our opinion, Pachuca would be disappointed if they were not to break down this Santos Laguna outfit, although it probably won’t be as many as they will have scored against them.
We are anticipating a close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Santos Laguna when the full-time whistle blows. It should be a decent one.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the 90 min. result market, the win for Santos Laguna can be had for 2.435, going for the game finishing all-square is 3.44 and betting on a victory for Pachuca gets 3. These are the most competitive market prices on offer at the moment.