We’re kicking off the Liga Mx Apertura season after an exciting Clausura tournament that gave us some epic Mexican footballing sensations. At the end of the Clausura season, Pachuca led the league to the playoffs and made it to the finals but couldn’t measure up against Atlas as they lost 3-2 on aggregate after an epic two-legged final.
As a result, Atlas became the champions of the 2021/2022 Liga MX Apertura and Clausura seasons. Therefore, they played Cruz Azul, the former winner of the Trofeo de Campeon de Campeones, in 2021.
The match ended in a draw, and after 120 minutes of footballing, nothing separated the team. Therefore, we went into penalties, and Cruz Azul became back-to-back champions. With the 2021/2022 season done, the 2022/2023 season is about to start, and we’re all for it.
In the opening weekend, we would be looking at the tie between Mazatlan FC vs. Puebla as they go head-to-head to take all three points from this game. It is an excellent way to start the season to see if any team can take the crown away from Cruz Azul when the season ends.
Last Game Records
As we are preparing to bet on the Liga MX odds for the new season, this match is one to consider. The last game for Mazatlan FC was against Puebla in the Clausura playoffs, and Puebla won on penalties after the game ended 2-2. Before that, both teams met in the final match of the Clausura regular season.
However, Mazatlan FC was victorious in this case after they won the game 2-1 from two early goals in the second half. Puebla’s final match for last season was against Club America, where they lost on aggregate after securing a draw in the first leg. With that done, we look to the new season and what is to come.
Mazatlan vs. Puebla Betting Analysis
Both teams have faced off for quite some time throughout their history, but in the last 20 games, they’ve only played draw four times, and on two occasions, we still had a winner. Both teams are closely matched. However, Mazatlan FC has the edge in head-to-head, winning ten from the last 20 matches. Meanwhile, Puebla has six wins.
Both teams have been in two penalty shootouts in the last 20 matches, and they each have won. Therefore, going into this game, and since there won’t be overtime, it is difficult to say who will come out on top. But since Matlazan FC is playing at home, they have the advantage. Therefore, they have the better Liga MX odds.
Since the new season is just getting started, there are not many Liga MX stats to check for Mazatlan FC, except for how they performed last season. Although Mazatlan didn’t end the season the way they would have wanted, it was still a good one, given how they performed during the Clausura regular season.
In the 2021 Apertura season, the team finished outside the top 12 places on goal difference. They needed only two more goals to beat Atletico de San Luis to the 12th position. However, it wasn’t meant to be, and their defensive woes in the opening division of the Liga Mx stopped them from getting into the play-in rounds.
However, they finally made it into the top 12 positions. This time, they had a better goal difference than Club Leon, who was level on point with the team at the end of the regular games. Therefore, Mazatlan made it to the preliminary stage of the knockout rounds but couldn’t make it past the first round after losing to Puebla on penalties.
With the new season here, the team is ready to push again for a chance to play in the knockout rounds and see if they can take it a step further this time.
Puebla also didn’t end the season as they hoped, but they had it better than Mazatlan. After the 2021 Apertura regular season, the team made it to the preliminary playoff stage, finishing as high as seventh on the log. However, the dream soon ended after they lost to Club Leon in the playoffs.
The story is the same in the Clausura season as they are only a few goals away from finishing 4th and getting automatic qualification into the playoffs. Two more goals would have seen them clinch fourth place. However, it wasn’t too bad as they could see off Mazatlan in the play-in match to make it into the playoffs proper.
However, they were undone by Club America for the second time after they lost on aggregate to crash out of the Clausura playoffs, repeating the Apertura season’s woes. Therefore, the goal for this season would be to make it further in the playoffs and, if possible, win the competition.
With the season just starting, both teams are refreshed, and we believe we would be in for an epic showdown as they continue their rivalry. Both teams have shown that they can take on each other, and it is difficult to tell who would win.
In that case, we expect both teams to field their strongest squad. Fortunately, there was no major injury crisis on both teams. Therefore, we don’t expect anyone to be missing from the showdown when they meet on the opening night.
Mazatlan vs Puebla Betting Preview
Both teams would want to start their season with a win, and Mazatlan would like to ensure that they don’t repeat the mistake of the last match. Therefore, we expect to see some exciting football on Friday night. Consequently, it would be hard to tell who would win the game, but we don’t think it would end in a time.
Mazatlan vs Puebla Betting Prediction
We expect to see goals from both teams before the end of the 90 minutes. However, we believe Mazatlan would win this matchup, even though Puebla is coming off a better season. In that case, we expect a 2-1 victory in favor of Mazatlan FC when they play against Puebla at the Estadio de Mazatlan Stadium.
When making your Liga MX predictions, bet on Mazatlan FC!
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