Mazatlan vs. Puebla Puebla Pick & Prediction MAY 8TH 2022

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Puebla vs. Mazatlan

The first phase of the Clausura Grita México 2022 tournament was exciting and defined the first four teams waiting in the quarterfinals. However, the playoff zone will be just as entertaining and next Sunday Puebla and Mazatlán will dispute a ticket to the next phase in ninety minutes that promise to make people talk.

On the one hand, the Camoteros were bitter considering that they were at the gates of advancing to the quarterfinals. It is that America finished in fourth position by a goal difference and Puebla was left without its passage to the quarterfinals as anticipated by sports forecasts.

For its part, the Kraken wants to hit the ground running and impose itself once and for all in Mexican soccer to become a protagonist alongside the giants of Mexico. To do this, he must play ninety minutes of high flight taking into account that he will face one of the teams with the best performance in the initial phase.

Last Puebla matches

The arrival of the Argentine technical director Nicolás Larcamón was a before and after for the Camoteros. It is that Puebla became the protagonist of the Mexican tournament again after several years without achieving it. Indeed, the Camotero team finished at the top of the standings, although a goal separated them from advancing non-stop to the quarterfinals.

Puebla garnered 26 points in 17 games as a result of seven wins, five draws and the same number of losses in the tournament. Likewise, he scored 25 goals with good offensive power and received 19 goals, a somewhat high figure that ended up leaving him in the playoff zone with equal points with America.

Puebla's debut in the season was in line with what was expected by sports forecasts after a goalless draw. Subsequently, they surprised with an important away win against Tigres, thrashed Xolos de Tijuana 3-1, defeated Querétaro 2-0, tied 1-1 against Atlas, beat Rayados de Monterrey 1-0, defeated Chivas 3-2 from Guadalajara, as a visitor and tied 1-1 against Juárez.

Later, they beat Cruz Azul 3-1, lost 2-1 against Atlético San Luis, tied 2-2 against Santos Laguna, lost 2-1 against Toluca, tied 2-2 against Pumas, defeated León 1-0 on the visit , lost 1-0 against the leader Pachuca and against Necaxa, also losing 2-1 against Mazatlán and being left out of the first four teams.

Last Mazatlan matches

The Kraken surprised in sports betting. It is that, on the last day, they not only managed to win against Puebla in a match in which it seemed unlikely to obtain a victory. However, Beñat San José's team entered the playoff zone through the window after winning 2-1 on the last day, but the most striking of all is that they left León, current runner-up in Mexican football, without a playoff.

Although Mazatlan did not have a regular season, they did enough to enter the top twelve teams in the tournament and have their deserved place in the playoffs. Mazatlán finished in the twelfth position of the table product of 21 units after six wins, three draws and eight losses in 17 disputed days. Also, the Kraken scored 20 goals and conceded 24 with a -4 goal difference which was enough to put Leon out of the tournament (his goal difference was -5).

Mazatlan debuted in the tournament with an expected loss for sports betting after a 3-0 loss against Chivas de Guadalajara. Later, they surprised with an important 2-1 victory against América, lost 2-1 against Toluca, lost 4-3 against Tigres, defeated Xolos de Tijuana 2-0 and lost 2-0 against Querétaro.

Subsequently, they lost 3-1 to Pachuca, tied 1-1 against Juárez and Pumas, lost 2-1 to Rayados de Monterrey and León, fell 1-0 to Atlético San Luis, tied 1-1 to Cruz Azul, defeated 2-1 to the champion Atlas, 1-0 to Santos Laguna, 2-0 to Juárez, as a visitor and 2-1 in the aforementioned victory against Puebla, on the last day. In short, four consecutive wins that allow the team to arrive with morale through the roof.

Background between both

Puebla and Mazatlán played only four games in the Mexican League as a result of 3 wins for the Camoteros and a win for the Kraken. Likewise, in the Cuauhtémoc Stadium, they met twice with two local wins for Puebla.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the Liga México predictions is that the last confrontation between the two at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium was with the local victory of Puebla by 2-0 during matchday 14 of the 2021-2022 season.

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Fernando Aristeguieta is Puebla's main hope to advance to the quarterfinals. Indeed, the striker accumulates six cries in the contest and is the top scorer of the Camoteros. In turn, Pablo Parra and Maximiliano Araújo have three goals each, while Barragán, Reyes and Martínez have two goals each.

The magnifying glass on…

Gonzalo Sosa is the main hope of the fans and is the top scorer of the Kraken with four goals in the tournament. Also, Sansores, Rubio and Meráz have three goals each in the tournament so they can unbalance at any time.

Sports bets

The main bookmakers agree on the favoritism of the Camoteros to win next Sunday according to the Liga México predictions. In effect, the triumph of Puebla offers a quota of 1.80, placing the tie at 3.50 and the away victory of Mazatlán at 3.80.

If both teams convert, the sum to be received is 1.95, while the correct result of 1-0 in favor of Puebla offers a fee of 6.50. Finally, if Fernando Aristeguieta opens or closes the scoring, the sum is 5.50, placing Gonzalo Sosa's goal at 3.75 at any time.

Schedules and television

Mexico: Sunday 5:00 p.m. Star+ and ESPN2.

United States: 6:00 p.m. YOUR D

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