Jan 8, 2011

Necaxa - Jaguares Chiapas

Mexico Primera Division, Clausura

I really like the under on this one. Both teams will want to start the competition with a positive result, but caution should be the word of the day, mostly because both are quite impotent. Necaxa used to keep it tight in their home matches in Apertura, losing just once with a difference bigger than a goal, and most of the times keeping the goals to a maximum of 2 (and as far as the exceptions are concerned, it certainly wasn't their merit for the 3rd goal). Meanwhile, Jaguares might have enjoyed a good season, qualifying for the Liguilla, but have only won a single match as visitors, and in only 2 occasions they were involved in a match with more than 2 goals. Both teams are near the relegation zone, but only Necaxa is in desperate need of points. Still, a loss for Jaguares might give them a pinch, and as I've said before, both teams should take on this match with caution. Necaxa also strengthened their team with no less than 9 players, and since only little time passed since Apertura ended, don't expect a very well blend in team, as they'll need some time to form a compact team (if they ever will). Low score expectations here, as I just can't see past a maximum of 2 goals. GL!

under 2 goals @ 2.13, 3/10
Result: 0-1, WON