Veracruz v Tijuana: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips
Veracruz v Tijuana: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips.
This betting preview contains recent form, predicted lineups, injury news, match predictions and betting tips for Veracruz v Tijuana, November 18th.
Fixture: Veracruz v Tijuana
Tournament: Liga MX Apertura – Round 17
Venue: Luis ‘Pirata’ de la Fuente
Date: Friday 18th November 2016
Kick-off: 10:00 pm EST (US)
Veracruz have one thing to be thankful for right now – and that’s the fact that Jaguares Chiapas are also in the league and are really giving relegation the old college try. Relegation in the MX isn’t quite as cut and dry as it is in other leagues, but at the end of the day, you need points from games to stay up. Suffice to say, Veracruz’s 9 points from 16 games this year isn’t really what the team is looking for in an effort to stay in the top flight for years to come.
Tijuana, on the other hand, have had themselves a wonderful start to the Apertura and still sit in first place in the league with 33 points from 16 matches. And even though Tijuana are already firmly cemented in the Liguilla for this season (playoffs), they’ll be looking to regain some finishing sharpness after a shock defeat against Tigres last round. For those of you that read the betting preview article last round, you have to believe me when I say that Tijuana really did deserve to win that game – but Tigres’ Guzman played out of his mind in goal. So I expect Tijuana to take out a bit of frustration against Veracruz this week.
Veracruz have an outside shot at getting points from this game – but it’s as far outside as it gets. The one thing that Veracruz are really good at is being in high scoring games. Their last 5 total matches have resulted in 27 goals between the two sides involved. That’s a staggering average of 5.4 goals per match over the last 5. Also important to note that Veracruz haven’t won any of those games, so they are extremely porous in the back. In fact, they Veracruz are on an 8 game losing streak right now, so keep that in mind if you are a bettor that defaults to betting the home side.
Tijuana aren’t prolific scorers on the road, but playing against Veracruz brings out the best in people. Tijuana are a solid outfit and should perform well here in this spot. Their only two road losses this year came against America and Puebla, and both of those venues tend to see visiting teams struggle a bit. But against this level of competition? I wouldn’t worry too much about the league leaders getting a positive result.
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Veracuz: Gallese, Sanchez, Noya, Cervantes, Vera, Luna, Penalba, Cid, Acosta, Furch, Albin
Tijuana: Vilar, Orozco, Valenzuela, Aguilera, Gutierrez, Huache, Nunez, Rodriguez, Hurtado, Caraglio, Moreno