On Friday, 19th of January 2024, an exciting match between Tepatitlán de Morelos and Venados is scheduled for the Liga de Expansión of Mexico.
Tepatitlán de Morelos showcased an excellent performance in their last match against Dorados de Sinaloa claiming victory with a 2:0 score on the 12th of January. Throughout the game, Tepatitlán de Morelos established vibrant gameplay, controlling the field and generating multiple danger moments. At the 16th minute, Zuniga scored the opening goal into his team's favour. Just four minutes later, Asero increased the team's lead by scoring the second goal. During the Apertura, the team made it to the quarterfinals, where they conceded to Zacatecas Mineros over two matches with an aggregate score of 2:7. They secured the 5th place in the regular season with 23 points after 14 matches and a goal difference of 23:19.
Venados demonstrated strong gameplay in their last match against Deportivo Tapatío on January 11, winning with a score of 2:0. The first goal was scored at the 60th minute by Miranda, followed by a second goal from Vidrio at the 77th minute, consolidating the team's victory. At the moment, Venados occupies the third place in the league table after the first round. During the Apertura, Venados finished 8th with 7 wins and 7 losses accumulating 21 points. In the play-in, the team outperformed Atlético La Paz with a score of 1:0, and in the quarterfinals, they conceded to Cancún over two matches, losing the final match 1:2 after winning the first one 1:0.
In the upcoming Clausura match, I'm betting on a total of over 2.5 goals as both teams demonstrated successful performances in the first round and might very well engage in an intense competition in the second round.