• Wednesday Jan 17, 2018

    Tigres, Santa Tecla: home unbeaten streaks at a glance

    Tigres fans (pictured) show their support during a Liga MX Clausura match against visiting Santos on January 13, 2018, at the Estadio Universitario in San Nicolas de los Garza, Mexico. (Photo: Mexsport)

    SAN NICOLAS DE LOS GARZA, Mexico – If there is one mantra in which all coaches from across the CONCACAF region believe, it is the importance of defending home soil.

    With that in mind, Mexico’s Tigres and Santa Tecla of El Salvador will be feeling quite optimistic ahead of their respective 2018 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 series’ beginning next month.


    Last Home Loss: 0-1 v Leon (April 1, 2017)
    Streak Starter: 3-0 v Guadalajara (April 11, 2017)

    - Tigres is 14W-4D-0L in its last 18 Liga MX home matches, scoring 42 goals and conceding nine.
    - In that span, 19 of Tigres’ goals have been scored in the first half, 23 in the second.
    - Of the nine goals conceded, six were allowed in the first half, three in the second half.
    - In those 18 matches, Tigres has scored two goals or more on 12 occasions and has never been shutout.
    - Defensively, Tigres has posted 11 shutouts in those 18 matches.
    - Each of four draws ended with goals scored by both teams (1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 2-2).

    Suffice to say, an attack that is capable of striking in either half -- combined with a stifling defense -- will have Tigres liking its chances against Herediano in SCCL play.


    Last Home Loss: 0-1 v Dragon (April 19, 2017)
    Streak Starter: 0-0 v Isidro Metapan (April 29, 2017)

    - Santa Tecla has compiled a 12-5-0 record in their last 17 Salvadoran league home matches, scoring 38 goals scored and conceding 13..
    - Santa Tecla’s attack has been a balanced one over the stretch, netting 18 goals in the first half and 20 after the break.
    - The defense has conceded just four first-half goals, while opponents have struck for nine in the second.
    - Santa Tecla has shutout twice during the unbeaten run, but registered seven clean sheets of its own.

    The ability to find the back of the net during almost any part of a game has served Santa Tecla very well during its home unbeaten run and should provide a confidence boost against Seattle Sounders FC in SCCL play.

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