Pumas UNAM vs. Puebla Puebla Pick & Prediction SEP 23rd 2022

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Puebla vs. Pumas: they want to secure the playoffs

The regular phase of the 2022 Opening Tournament comes to an end and the fight to enter the top four heading to the quarterfinals, as well as to earn a place in the playoff zone, is red hot. Indeed, next Friday Puebla and Pumas will play the pending match corresponding to matchday 7 in what will be a vital duel to secure a place in the Playoffs with one matchday remaining in the regular phase.

On the one hand, the Camoteros remain in the playoff zone, although a defeat and some wins by other rivals could leave them out of the playoffs contrary to what is anticipated by sports forecasts for this season. Indeed, a draw will allow Puebla to stay alive and aspire to give the blow in the next phase.

For their part, the university students are in the lower part of the standings, outside the playoff zone. However, they will have the last two games to get the six points showing that they deserve their place in the playoffs.

Last Puebla matches

The Camoteros are far from being that solid team that became one of the revelations of the sports forecasts in the last season. Since the arrival of Nicolás Larcamón, Puebla is one of the teams with the best football proposal.

However, this season meant a clear setback for the Camoteros, who were very far from the direct qualifying zone for the quarterfinals. The irregularity of Puebla was the common denominator in the 2022 Opening Tournament and it is no coincidence that the team remains in the playoff zone without its place guaranteed for the playoffs.

So far, Puebla remains in tenth place in the standings with 19 points in 15 games played, where it has just three wins, 10 draws and 2 losses in the tournament with 22 goals scored and 20 conceded. It is clear that the defensive facet was one of the team's great failures in the 2022 Opening Tournament and where Larcamón will have to correct to reach the final.

Puebla's last games in the tournament were as follows: they drew 1-1 against two-time champion Atlas, in Guadalajara, tied 2-2 against Juárez, 1-1 against Querétaro in an unexpected result for sports betting taking into account that The Gallos are in last place, tied 2-2 against Pachuca, lost 1-0 against Guadalajara, defeated Tigres 2-1 and equaled 1-1 against Toluca, on the last day.

Last Pumas matches

Andrés Lillini's Universitarios did not raise heads in the tournament and became one of the great disappointments of sports betting . It is that Pumas lost game volume, is no longer respected by its rivals and is weak in all its lines.

Pumas knew how to become a tough nut to crack in past seasons based on extraordinary results, such as when they eliminated América in the Playoffs, which culminated in the subsequent resignation of Santiago Solari as head of the Águilas.

Now, Pumas remains outside the playoff zone with one day to go and will need the six points to aspire to pass the phase. The Universitarios are in 16th place in the standings with 14 points in 15 games played with 2 wins, 8 draws and 5 losses in the tournament. In addition, Pumas scored 19 goals and received 26 points, being one of the teams with the most goals in the competition.

The last Pumas clashes were as follows: they were beaten 5-1 against Santos Laguna at home, lost 3-1 against Chivas de Guadalajara, tied goalless against Atlas, tied 2-2 against Pachuca and Toluca, lost 1 -2 versus Cruz Azul and drew 1-1 in the classic against Tigres on the last day.

Background between both

Puebla and Pumas played 40 matches in the Mexican League with 20 wins for the university students, 12 draws and 8 wins for the Camoteros. Likewise, in the Cuauhtémoc Stadium they met 21 times with 9 visiting victories for Pumas, 8 draws and only 4 local victories for Puebla.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the Liga México predictions is that the last game between the two at the Cuauhtémoc Stadium was a 2-2 draw as part of matchday 13 of the Clausura 2021-2022 tournament.

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Martin Barragán is the top scorer for the Camoteros with 8 goals in the competition. Indeed, it is the main hope of the fans to open the scoring against Pumas. Also, Jordi Cortizo accumulates three goals, while Reyes, Ferrareis and Altidore have two goals each and can surprise in the tournament.

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Juan Dinneno is the top scorer of the Universitarios with 6 goals in the tournament and is the main target of the Liga México predictions to open the scoring next Friday. In addition, Eduardo Salvio with 4 goals and De Oliveira with 3 can unbalance at any time.

Sports bets

The main bookmakers agree on the favoritism of the Camoteros for next Friday's duel. Indeed, the local victory of Puebla offers a quota of 1.95, placing the tie at 3.50 and the same figure for the away victory of Pumas.

If both teams convert, the sum to be received will be 1.95, while the correct score 1-1 between the two is the favorite result with a price of 7.00. In addition, an interesting combination is that of Puebla 1-0 at halftime and 1-1 final result whose total sum is 19.00.

Finally, if Juan Dinneno opens or closes the scoring, the fee to be received will be 7.00, while Altidore's goal at any time offers 2.75.

Schedules and television

Argentina: Friday 9:00 p.m. Star+.

Brazil: 9:00 p.m. Star+.

Colombia: 7:00 p.m. Star+.

Mexico: 7:00 p.m. ESPN Mexico, Azteca 7 and Star +.

United States: 8:00 p.m. TUDN app and TUDN USA.

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