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Club Necaxa will host Club Tijuana at the Estadio Victoria on Friday. Both sides have accumulated three points after four games
Club Necaxa lost 2-1 to Pachuca in their last Liga MX game
Tijiuana played out a 0-0 draw against Pumas UNAM in their last Liga MX game
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Club Necaxa and Club Tijuana have been in poor form since the Clausura season started and didn’t do particularly well last season either. This game doesn’t look like it’s going to offer a lot of quality either, which could lead to a game with both sides either canceling each other out or playing end-to-end with scoring opportunities aplenty.
The former looks more likely, as neither team is free-flowing in the attack. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if this game ends in a draw. There isn’t a lot between these sides historically, either. Club Necaxa have got a slight edge with nine wins, four draws, and eight losses in 21 games.
The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 1-1 drawback in September 2022. Club Tijuana were a bit unfortunate to have not got all three points on the day, even though they’d gone a goal down in the 33rd minute because of a Brian Garcia strike.
Club Tijuana took 28 shots to Club Necaxa’s 13 and had 55% of the possession in the game. Federico Lortera’s strike just before the half-time whistle helped them level the score, but they should’ve got more from the game. Franco Di Santo had a poor game in front of the goal, and Club Tijuana can’t afford to make the same mistakes once again. They’ll be the away team this time around and could get punished heavily if they aren’t more clinical in front of the goal.
Club Necaxa suffered their third loss of the season to Pachuca last week. The 2-1 scoreline flattered Club Necaxa greatly – they weren’t expected to get the three points against Pachuca, but they were expected to put in a more competitive display.
They conceded 25 shots, with 12 on target, and only managed nine shots on goal themselves. They only had 41% of the possession, but this wouldn’t have been an issue if they kept things tight at the back and sprung a few dangerous counterattacks. This didn’t take place either.
Facundo Batista scored a penalty nine minutes into stoppage as a consolation, but this was a very worrying performance. Javier Eduardo Lopez’s goal in the 42nd minute gave Pachuca a well-deserved lead in the first half.
The second half wasn’t any better, and Gustavo Cabral’s 79th minute killed the game. Club Necaxa need to get their house in order if they are to get anything from the game against Club Tijuana – the onus will be on them to control things as they’re the home side.
Club Necaxa haven’t really been at the bottom or top of the league for the last few seasons. Their fans have very little to cheer about at the moment – at least, teams who are at the bottom regularly can feel a bit of euphoria when the team beats the odds by winning a game, but a team stuck in the middle has little to celebrate.
They haven’t really stepped up in the last few seasons, and it doesn’t look like that will change this season either. They’re in a bit of a rut and need a spark from somewhere. They need to at least win their home games, and it should start with this one.
Their upcoming opponents are also lacking in confidence at the moment, but they don’t have the advantage of playing at home. If Club Necaxa don’t take this chance, they’re going to have a long season.
Club Tijuana played out another frustrating draw – their third of the season – against Pumas UNAM. The game ended 0-0 despite Pumas UNAM having Arturo Ortiz Martinez sent off in the 40th minute.
Club Tijuana had already played out two draws in their three games before the game against Pumas UNAM – they had a golden opportunity thanks to the one-man advantage for the whole of the second half, but they were extremely profligate.
They took 22 shots on goal, but only managed five on target. The forwards like Romero, Valenzuela, Rodriguez, and Canelo need to do a whole lot better in front of the goal if they want Club Tijuana to climb up the table.
Club Tijuana also had 67% of the possession in the game – the midfielders and full-backs could also need to step up and carve better chances for the forwards. Many of Club Tijuana’s 22 efforts were speculative at best – they need to know when to play the extra pass, switch the play in the forward areas, and when to speed the play from back to front.
Club Tijuana’s season could’ve looked very different if even one of their three draws ended in victory. These are the small margins that can have an effect on the entire season of a team. If Club Tijuana won their last game, they would almost certainly have had the edge going into this fixture.
It’s hard to trust this team, especially away from home. Their three draws have come at home, and the one away game ended in a 3-0 defeat to Juarez. Club Tijuana will know that they’ve been slightly more convincing in the games so far, but it counts for nothing when they’re struggling to score goals – they’ve only scored two goals in four games.
They took more shots in the draw against Cruz Azul and took a similar number of shots against Tigres. Usually, things tend to even out over a season, but they can’t wait too long for things to even out. The pressure of catching up to the teams above can be very hard to overcome.
The players also need to calm down when they’re in front of the goal. The team also needs to look for alternate sources of goals like set-pieces and free-kicks because they’re clearly struggling from open play.
Teams: Club Necaxa vs Club Tijuana
Location: Estadio Victoria
Time: Friday, February 3 at 8 pm ET onwards
How to watch: Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes
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