Necaxa and the Chivas have proven to be revelations thus far in the Clausura and the winner of their match could possibly be in first place when Matchday 6 comes to a close.
Third-place Necaxa hosts fifth-place Guadalajara to bring down the curtain on Saturday’s slate of Liga MX games.
The host Rayos are off to a great start, posting a 3-1-0 record, and they aim to preserve their unbeaten record in the league (Necaxa lost 3-1 to América in a midweek Copa MX match) with a win in front of their home fans at Estadio Victory in Aguascalientes. They are coming off a huge 4-1 victory at Puebla.
Leading the way for Necaxa is Argentinian forward, Brian Fernandez, who scored twice against Puebla. He has been one of Necaxa’s key players, with three goals and one assist through four games.
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Fernández – who was a target of Chile’s Colo-Colo during the winter transfer window – has become a key players for manager Guillermo Vazquez and the Rayos have produced 9 goals in 4 games.
A win on Saturday night in front of their fans could start making a playoff spot a reachable goal.
The Chivas started the season with 3 straight victories but they are winless in their last two – a loss and a tie.
Last week’s 0-0 tie at home against lowly Veracruz was particularly disappointing. The Chivas didn’t play too poorly, just a bit inefficiently. And Veracruz goalie Sebastián Jurado put on a great show with 6 saves, 3 of which were of the spectacular variety.
Guadalajara will dig deep in an effort to regain confidence Saturday night. The Chivas have not hit the panic button just yet, but with another loss or even a tie, they could begin to see their favorable position in the standings start to weaken.
The way Necaxa has been playing at home and on the road, I could not see them losing at home against Chivas. It will be a tough win for “Los Rayos,” but systematically they will close out Guadalajara and secure their position in the top half of the standings.