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Puebla vs Necaxa Liga MX CL 18 – Preview, February 23, 2018

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This Friday, February 23, 2018 (7:00 PM Pacific) Puebla will host Necaxa at the Estadio Cuauhtemoc for a game in the ninth round of matches in the Liga MX Clausura 2018. Both teams are surprisingly going into this match in very good form and should provide an exciting and intense encounter in Angelopolis.

Puebla has been arguably the most surprising team in the Liga MX Clausura 2018, currently in fourth place with 13 points. La Franja is undefeated in its last two games and is undefeated in four home games at the Estadio Cuauhtemoc this season. Los Camoteros are coming off a 1-1 draw against Cruz Azul at the Estadio Azul, where a late-minute goal by Francisco Acuña helped Puebla get the point from the match.

Enrique Meza’s attack can prove to be very dangerous and exciting with players like Acuña, Omar Fernandez, Christian Marrugo and Lucas Cavallini. Puebla has played masterfully at home this season but will have a very tough task in a Necaxa team that is on the rise.

Necaxa is undefeated in its last five games and is coming off an impressive 3-0 win against Monterrey. That result was one of the more shocking ones in Week 8 and of this Clausura 2018 in general. Los Rayos’ defense has been very solid with players like Bryan Beckles and Igor Lichnovsky playing a key role for the team. Ignacio Ambriz has also counted with Paraguayan striker Carlos Gonzalez who has had a breakout season with six goals.

Gonzalez has been one of the more impressive players for Necaxa and has very good support from players like Victor Davila, Dieter Villalpando and Roberto Alvarado. This is one of the more under-the radar-games this weekend but it should not disappoint as both sides are potential dark horse playoff candidates.

Puebla vs Necaxa Prediction

Puebla has been one of the best home teams in the Clausura 2018 as it has won four of four games and has only conceded one goal in them. Necaxa has not been bad on the road as it recently has had a 4-0 win away at Leon and a 2-0 win against Cruz Azul. FutnSoccer predicts an entertaining 2-1 win for Puebla to maintain its incredible form at the Estadio Cuauhtemoc.

How to Watch Puebla vs Necaxa

The Puebla vs Necaxa match will be broadcast this Friday, February 23 at 7:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: No Data
Watch Live Online: UnivisionDeportes.com