Mazatlán vs. Necaxa Necaxa Pick & Prediction SEP 23rd 2022

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Necaxa vs. Mazatlan: they want to qualify for the playoffs

The regular phase of the 2022 Opening Tournament of Mexican soccer enters its last chapters and the dispute to access the playoffs does not give up with teams that secured their place and others that still have nothing defined and in the face of any adverse result they may be left without chances. Indeed, one of the exciting clashes of the weekend will have Necaxa and Mazatlán, two direct rivals for a place in the Playoffs.

On the one hand, the Electricistas remain in the playoff zone, although a defeat in the match corresponding to matchday 16 could mean losing their objective for the season. Necaxa will have to add the three points at home to depend on himself for the last day.

For its part, Mazatlán was one of the candidates of the sports forecasts to qualify for the playoff zone, although so far it is outside the 8 teams that will advance to the phase, although a visitor victory will allow it to overcome the line of Necaxa and Atletico San Luis.

Last Necaxa matches

Jaime Lozano is not entirely satisfied with the team's performance with two days to go before the end of the regular phase. It is that contrary to what was expected by fans and sports forecasts , the Electricians did not show their best version in the tournament and the irregularity took over the team day after day.

Although Necaxa is far from having a millionaire squad like the great tournament teams such as América, Tigres or Rayados de Monterrey, it has players to be placed in a better place in the standings. However, the Electricians were weak in the defensive zone and ineffective in hitting their rivals at just the right moments. Thus, they achieved some positive results against higher-ranking rivals, as well as great disappointments against clearly inferior teams.

Necaxa is in 12th place in the standings, occupying the last place in the playoff zone. The Electricistas obtained 18 points in the tournament after 15 games in play as a result of 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses with 17 goals scored and 23 goals conceded, which reflects the defensive neglect of the team led by Lozano.

Likewise, Necaxa's last matches in the tournament were as follows: he was beaten 0-4 against Guadalajara, at home, drew goalless against Tigres, defeated León 3-2 in a surprising result for sports betting , lost 3 -1 against Santos Laguna, lost 1-2 at home against América and drew 1-1 against Toluca, on the last day.

Last Mazatlan matches

The Kraken does not lose hope and the fans appeal to the team to sustain some good results that invite them to dream of the epic. Although sports betting had anticipated that Mazatlan would qualify for the playoffs, the team with two days to go remains outside the goal set by the board of directors for this season.

Mazatlán is not one of the strongest teams and still suffers from the adaptation of the highest category of Mexican soccer. Indeed, Beñat San José will have to get the most out of his players to add the 6 points and hope that Necaxa and Atlético San Luis do not add points on the last day.

So far, the Kraken is in 14th place in the standings as a result of 16 points in 15 games at stake with 3 wins, 7 draws and 5 losses. Likewise, Mazatlán scored 15 goals and received 19, showing that they do not have good offensive power and that defensive weaknesses were a constant throughout the season.

Analyzing in retrospect, Mazatlan's last matches in the competition were as follows: they drew 1-1 against Juarez, lost 3-1 against America, at home, drew goalless against Rayados, in Monterrey, defeated 1-0 the two-time champion Atlas, lost 2-0 against Cruz Azul and tied 1-1 against Toluca, on the last day.

Background between both

Necaxa and Mazatlán played 4 matches in the Mexican League with 2 wins for the Electricistas, 1 draw and a victory for the Kraken. In addition, at the Victoria Stadium they met twice with both Necaxa wins at home.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the Liga México predictions is that the last clash between the two played at the Victoria Stadium was Necaxa's 2-1 victory during the Apertura 2021-2022 tournament.

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Facundo Batista is the Electricistas' top scorer with 5 goals in the tournament. In addition, Milton Giménez scored 4 goals in the tournament and can lose level at any time.

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Nicolás Benedetti and Eduard Bello are the top scorers for the Kraken and the favorites of the Liga México predictions to convert next Friday, considering that both scored 3 goals each. Likewise, Sánchez and Alanís converted 2 screams each.

Sports bets

The bookmakers take for granted the local triumph of the Electricians. Indeed, the local victory of Necaxa offers a quota of 1.85, placing the tie at 3.40 and the visiting victory of Mazatlan at 4.00.

If both teams convert, the sum to be received will be 1.90, while the 1-1 draw is the favorite result with a price of 6.50. In addition, an interesting combination is that of Necaxa 1-0 at halftime and final result whose sum amounts to 12.00.

Finally, if Facundo Batista opens or closes the scoring, the sum to be received will be 6.00, while Gonzalo Sosa's goal at any time for Kraken offers a fee of 3.60.

Schedules and television

Mexico: Friday 7:00 p.m. Vix+.

United States: 8:00 p.m., TUDN USA and TUDN App.

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