Guadalajara vs Santos Laguna
Mexico – Liga MX
Date: Monday, 13 August 2018
Kick-Off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio AKRON (Zapopan).
Guadalajara are going to search for their first victory of the season in Liga MX against Santos Laguna at home ground.
The 2016/2017 champions haven’t started the campaign in a good fashion as they picked up just a point in the first three rounds. They enjoyed a great success last season by winning CONCACAF Champions League, but in this one they should improve significantly.
Angel Zaldivar and the lads need to improve their defending as they’ve already conceded five times. They’ve already played one match in front of the home crowd this season and were narrowly defeated by Cruz Azul.
Santos Laguna are the defending champions as they managed to celebrate against Toluca in the playoffs. They opened new campaign in a good fashion by winning two times in three occasions.
However, they were easily defeated away to Morelia Monarcas two matches ago. Salvador Reyes’ side has been pretty productive, while their defensive work should have been better. The visitors are looking forward to continuing their good form in this tricky clash.
Guadalajara vs Santos Laguna: Head-to-head
Both sides have been equally successful in their recent head to head clashes as they booked three wins each in the last eight encounters.
Traditionally, their clashes are low scoring ones and in the last eight occasions, the crowd was able to see more than three goals just once.
Guadalajara vs Santos Laguna: Prediction
This is going to be a very tight clash but the hosts could be able to continue their streak of three matches without suffering a defeat in all competitions. The crowd and Estadio AKRON should be able to celebrate the first victory of their team in the season.
Their head to head clashes haven’t been too efficient and as the hosts are struggling to find the back of the oppositions’ net more frequently, this one should also remain under 2.5 margin. Guadalajara have been playing really tight at home pitch in recent seasons.
Guadalajara vs Santos Laguna: Bet Tips
Home win @ 2.20
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.95.