Apertura Week 9 Preview: Sunday’s Game

liga mxSantos Laguna vs Pumas UNAM – 7:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Santos Laguna (17th) fell 2-1 to Necaxa last weekend as they proved unable to build on their first win of the season, which came in week seven. The Laguneros are returning home for this one, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. Goalscoring has been a problem for them this season, with just five goals in their eight games to date. They scored but couldn’t win in midweek as they drew 1-1 with Veracruz in the Copa MX.

As for Pumas UNAM (3rd), the universitarios beat Querétaro 4-1 last weekend to keep them perfect at home this season. They haven’t done so well on the road, however, where they have a two-game losing streak and four-game winless streak going. But facing a struggling opponent gives them a perfect opportunity to earn their first road win of the Apertura. They fell on the road in midweek as well, losing 2-1 to Honduras Progreso in the CONCACAF Champions League.


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