Apertura 2016 Week 2 Preview: Friday’s Game

liga mxVeracruz vs Santos Laguna – 10:00 PM – Azteca America
Veracruz (16th) fell 2-0 to Querétaro last weekend and will now look for their first win when they return home to the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente. The home teams were unbeaten in Jornada 1 and the Tiburones Rojos will hope that trend continues in Jornada 2, especially since they are currently 15th in the relegation standings and they could slip into 16th with another loss here. They suffered a 5-0 loss to FC Juárez in midweek in the Copa MX, an especially poor result considering that Veracruz is the reigning champion of that competition.

As for Santos Laguna (12th), the Laguneros drew 0-0 with Tigres UANL last weekend and they will now look for their first win on the road. Santos created a number of chances last week, and they hit the woodwork three times; Veracruz has not been strong defensively in recent seasons, and Santos will like their chances of opening their goalscoring account here. They will also be more rested than their opponents as they did not have any midweek matches.

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