Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Playoff Soccer

Pachuca versus Necaxa will determine which club joins the next round of the Clausura playoffs.
Pachuca v Necaxa - Torneo Apertura 2023 Liga MX
Pachuca v Necaxa - Torneo Apertura 2023 Liga MX / Jam Media/GettyImages

Pachuca and Necaxa will square off tomorrow in a single match elimination game.

Per Sports Gambler there's going to be an exciting match on Cinco de Mayo late at Estadio Hidalgo in Pachuca, Mexico. Here's why: Let's go over what Pachuca and Necaxa have gone through and hence what they are bringing to the action here.

Pachuca has been scoring well at home; this amounts to over two goals a game across their last ten at home. Pachuca enters play as the number seven team taking on ninth place Necaxa. Both teams were favored in their last matches however Pachuca could not outlast Pumas UNAM as they lose on penalty kicks.

Pachuca was within one win of a full playoff spot. That means that if they don't get this win that cannot claim they were just as good as sixth seed Guadalajara. Pachuca has been scuffling as of late with two wins two losses and a tie in their last five matches. They enter the match with a plus seven goal differential.

On the other end, Necaxa will play to try to extend their season. Necaxa will be the road team. Necaxa has one win to go with two losses and two ties across their last five head to head games with Pachuca. But the win was in Necaxa and this game is not.

Necaxa both scored first and had more shots on target in their latest match. They did not win most possession in that match even though it was close. In their Clausura finale they outshot Monterrey while also allowing five goals to score compared to their two.

It shall be a great match. We don't know how close or exciting the gameplay will be obviously but we know a few things: the stakes are high and it is played at the close of Cinco de Mayo in Mexico. Enjoy this one folks.