Game of Opposites
It has almost been completely opposite seasons for Necaxa and Guadalajara. Necaxa is just outside the top five of Liga MX, winning four matches and losing four with one draw. Guadalajara sits in second to last place in the table and remains winless while earning draws in six of their eight games.
Neither team has been extremely exciting. Guadalajara has at least been a little more consistent than Necaxa, though the outcomes have not been good.
Necaxa: Inconsistent Season
This season has come with many ups and downs for Necaxa. Their inconsistencies have been marked by having the second most wins and losses with four of each.
Necaxa finds itself high up the table due to the team’s ability to not draw and win the games they have to, earning the most points available. Their draw was in the most recent game against Puebla. Still, the inconsistencies continue as half of Necaxa’s losses are against two of the league’s best teams while the others are against teams near the bottom of the table.
Necaxa has a perfectly equal goal difference with 11 goals scored and 11 conceded, placing them as an average team on both attack and defense. The Facundo Batista and Milton Gimenez striker pairing has been a bright spot, each scoring three goals. They have combined for much of the team’s offense.
Guadalajara Remains Winless
Guadalajara has struggled, represented by the fact that they are one of two teams that have yet to win a game. We have passed the Liga MX midway point and Guadalajara is starting to run out of time to grab a win.
Despite going winless, Guadalajara has only lost two games. A lot of credit has to go to the defense, which has three clean sheets, tied for the third most in the league. They have only allowed seven goals, tying them for third-fewest and putting them in the company of teams near the top of the table.
The issue has been the lack of goals with a league-low five. However, it has not been due to a lack of trying, as they have the fifth highest shots on target per game at 4.8, they just can’t convert.
Necaxa vs Guadalajara Head-to-Head
The standings do not represent how dominant Guadalajara has been when they have faced Necaxa over the last few years. In the last 14 times they have faced each other, Necaxa has won once while Guadalajara has eight victories.
Since that only victory by Necaxa in 2019, Guadalajara has won four times and drew once.
Necaxa vs Guadalajara Game Information
- Game: Necaxa (4-1-4) vs Guadalajara (0-6-2)
- Location: Estadio Victoria Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug. 19, 6 p.m. ET
- Necaxa vs Guadalajara Live Stream: fubo.tv
Necaxa vs Guadalajara Betting Lines
Necaxa vs Guadalajara Prediction
BetUS has this game as a pure pick’em, which makes sense. Necaxa has been inconsistent while Guadalajara has not been good on the attack. If any team were going to win, it would be Necaxa. They are higher on the table and have won four games. Plus, they hve two strikers who can convert chances.
The most likely outcome is a draw. Guadalajara’s defense can stifle whatever attack Necaxa can put together.
Score Prediction: Necaxa 0, Guadalajara 0