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Morelia vs Puebla


Puebla stunned Apertura champions Tigres UANL in the opening round of the Clausura campaign last Saturday beating them 2-1 in front of the home crowd. Can they back up such a promising start and make another shock seven days later when they travel to Estadio Generalisimo Joe Maria Morelos y Pavon to take on Morelia in the second round of the competition?
The hosts will come into this in high spirits as well after beating lower-division Cimarrones de Sonora 3-0 in mid-week’s Copa MX tie. They’ve previously held Apertura runners-up Monterrey to a 1-1 draw netting the 97th-minute equalizer through Mario Osuna last weekend. The Peruvian striker Raul Ruidiaz has been the most lethal of Morelia’s weapons in the final third netting 11 goals in the Apertura campaign.
The visitors do not have such a predator in the final third as their top scorer Lucas Cavalini has notched no more than four goals so far in the season. Truth be told, the Canadian forward suffered an injury in mid-November and he is yet to make the return on the pitch. Overall, Puebla have been struggling a lot with the efficiency in the final third in the Apertura sharing the weakest attacking record in the entire league together with the likes of Veracruz and Pumas UNAM.

Morelia vs Puebla: Head-to-head

The teams have 12 wins apiece coming into their 29th head to head encounter.
They’ve shared spoils in a 1-1 draw back in late-July last year when they last met each other.
Morelia have been slightly more successful in the most recent head to head history winning three, drawing one and losing one of last five ties with Puebla.

Morelia vs Puebla: Prediction

Puebla picked up only a single win in last ten matches on the road in all competitions and we can hardly see them getting the spoils against Morelia here.
The visitors will again be without their main striker and we feel the Monarchy should be able to keep things tight at the back and pick up the first win of the Clausura campaign in front of the home crowd on Saturday.

Morelia vs Puebla: Bet Tips

Morelia to win 1.90
Morelia to keep a clean sheet 2.75

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