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Santos vs. Puebla 5/23/2021 Liga MX Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Santos visits Puebla on 5/23/2021.

Santos challenges Puebla in a Liga MX match. Santos with a record of 13.0-9.0-12.0 this season comes into this game with a 8.0-3.0-6.0 record on the road. Puebla is 13.0-9.0-12.0 this season and is 5.0-6.0-6.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Santos and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Puebla than game on their home pitch?

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Puebla and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Puebla than game on their home pitch?

The Santos Roster

The Players to Watch for the Santos

Dória DF

Dória has 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Dória had 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Dória had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Dória had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dória has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dória has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Alan Cervantes MF

As a shooter, Alan Cervantes had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Alan Cervantes has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Alan Cervantes has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Alan Cervantes has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alan Cervantes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alan Cervantes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 64 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Fernando Gorriarán MF

As a shooter, Fernando Gorriarán had 49.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Fernando Gorriarán has 14.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Fernando Gorriarán had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Fernando Gorriarán has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fernando Gorriarán has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Fernando Gorriarán has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 53 fouls this season. He has drawn 76 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Félix Torres Caicedo DF

As a shooter, Félix Torres Caicedo had 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Félix Torres Caicedo had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Félix Torres Caicedo had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Félix Torres Caicedo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Félix Torres Caicedo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Félix Torres Caicedo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 36 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

David Alfredo Andrade DF

David Alfredo Andrade has 15.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but David Alfredo Andrade had 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, David Alfredo Andrade had 16 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. David Alfredo Andrade has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

David Alfredo Andrade has 0 Yellow Cards this season. David Alfredo Andrade has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Juan Ferney Otero MF

As a shooter, Juan Ferney Otero had 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Juan Ferney Otero has 16.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Juan Ferney Otero had 16 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Juan Ferney Otero has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Juan Ferney Otero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Ferney Otero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 37 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Hugo Isaác Rodríguez DF

As a shooter, Hugo Isaác Rodríguez had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Hugo Isaác Rodríguez had 16 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Hugo Isaác Rodríguez had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Julio Furch FW,MF

Julio Furch has 2.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Julio Furch has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Julio Furch has 14 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Julio Furch had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Julio Furch has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Julio Furch has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 2 fouls this season. He has drawn 0 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

The Puebla Roster

The Players to Watch for the Puebla

Omar Fernández Frasica MF,FW

Omar Fernández Frasica has 33.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Omar Fernández Frasica has 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Omar Fernández Frasica has 27 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Omar Fernández Frasica has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Omar Fernández Frasica has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Omar Fernández Frasica has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 43 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Maximiliano Perg DF

Maximiliano Perg has 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Maximiliano Perg had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Maximiliano Perg has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Maximiliano Perg has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Maximiliano Perg has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Maximiliano Perg has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 44 fouls this season. He has drawn 28 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Javier Salas MF

As a shooter, Javier Salas had 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Javier Salas had 5.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Javier Salas has 30 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Puebla teammates, Javier Salas had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Javier Salas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Javier Salas has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 50 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Salvador Reyes Chávez MF,DF

Salvador Reyes Chávez has 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Salvador Reyes Chávez has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Salvador Reyes Chávez had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Salvador Reyes Chávez has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Salvador Reyes Chávez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Salvador Reyes Chávez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 50 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Christian Tabó MF

As a shooter, Christian Tabó had 53.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Christian Tabó had 16.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Christian Tabó had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Puebla teammates, Christian Tabó had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Christian Tabó has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Christian Tabó has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 57 fouls this season. He has drawn 59 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

George Corral MF,DF

George Corral has 11.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. George Corral has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

George Corral has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Puebla teammates, George Corral had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

George Corral has 0 Yellow Cards this season. George Corral has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 20 fouls this season. He has drawn 25 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Santiago Ormeño FW

Santiago Ormeño has 59.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Santiago Ormeño has 32.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Santiago Ormeño had 22 goals this season. He is not a goal-scorer, but maybe one day he will! Santiago Ormeño has 15 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Santiago Ormeño has 6 Yellow Cards this season. Santiago Ormeño has 6 Red Cards this season. He has committed 62 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Emanuel Gularte DF

Emanuel Gularte has 10.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Emanuel Gularte had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Emanuel Gularte has 14 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Emanuel Gularte has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Emanuel Gularte has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Emanuel Gularte has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 31 fouls this season. He has drawn 15 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Santos Team Stats

The Santos Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santos was able to score 0.97 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santos was able to score 0.79 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santos was able to score on 0.22 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Santos attempts 4.38 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Santos is able to get 30.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Santos Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santos was able to hold opponents to 0.76 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Santos goalkeepers fended off 4.03 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 79.6% of shots on target were saved by Santos goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 32.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Santos. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Santos Utility Stats

Puebla tried 17.12 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Puebla in the top 39 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Puebla had 11.82 interceptions. Puebla is in the top 46 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Puebla has committed 15.32 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Puebla is in the top 86 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Puebla drew 13.18 fouls. Puebla is in the top 33 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Puebla had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.26 times per 90 minutes of action. Puebla is in the top 13 percentile in offside calls against them.

Puebla Team Stats

The Puebla Offensive Stats and Metrics

Puebla scored 1.12 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Puebla was able to score 0.88 goals off assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Puebla was able to score on 0.26 of their shots on target. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Puebla attempted 4.32 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Puebla attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 36.4% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

Puebla Defensive Stats and Metrics

Puebla gave up 0.85 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. Puebla goalkeepers fended off 4.56 shots per 90 minutes. Fans are holding their breath when the ball crosses over into their defensive territory.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 81.3% of shots on target were saved by Puebla goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 29.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Puebla. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

Puebla Utility Stats

Puebla tried 17.12 crosses per 90 minutes of action. Puebla is in the top 39 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Puebla has successfully intercepted 11.82 passes per 90 minutes of action. This puts Puebla in the top 46 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Puebla commits 15.32 fouls. Puebla is in the top 86 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Puebla drew 13.18 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Puebla is in the top 33 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Puebla had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.26 times per 90 minutes of action. Puebla is in the top 13 percentile in offside calls against them.

Santos vs. Puebla Prediction, Picks, and Odds


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