2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – America vs Morelia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does America vs Morelia kick off? Monday 9th December, 2019 – 00:30 (UK)

Where is America vs Morelia being played? Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

What TV channel is America vs Morelia on? TUDN

Where can I stream America vs Morelia? TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for America vs Morelia? https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/140056BEEBA41492

THE TEAM NEWS

AMERICA

  • Club America have been struggling in recent weeks since they have lost three of their last five Liga MX contests, including each of their last two at home against Santos Laguna and Tigres UANL. That said, they have still posted a strong W5, D3, L2 mark in their home matches this season, counting both the regular season and the playoffs.
  • Nicolas Castillo and Roger Martinez were on the bench for the first leg, meaning their injury concerns are effectively a thing of the past now. Alex Renato Ibarra is doubtful after missing the first leg with a muscular injury. Jorge Sanchez has been suspended after receiving a red card during the first leg.

Expected starting XI: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Emanuel Aguilera, Carlos Vargas; Guido Rodríguez, Richard Sánchez; Andrés Ibarguen, Giovani dos Santos, Federico Vinas; Henry Martín

MORELIA

  • Morelia must be one of the hottest teams in Liga MX at the moment. Monarcas not only eliminated Club Leon in the quarter-finals, but they are 2-0 up going into this second leg. They have lost just one of their last four on the road as well (W2, D1, L1).
  • Ray Sandoval will remain out due to a knee injury, as the Peruvian winger has missed most of the season with his long-term ailment. Sebastian Vegas will be suspended following his red card during the first leg, and that could bring about the return of Gabriel Achilier to the starting line-up.

Expected starting XI: Sebastián Sosa; José Joaquín Martínez, Gabriel Achilier, Jose Ortiz, Efraín Velarde; Luis Ángel Mendoza, Aldo Rocha, Rodrigo Millar, Edison Flores; Miguel Ángel Sansores, Fernando Aristeguieta

THE PREDICTION

America were quite strong at home during the Apertura regular season, but they have lost each of their last two games at Estadio Azteca and seem to be struggling badly in recent weeks. Morelia, on the other hand, are one of the hottest teams in the league, have been playing very well on the road, and seem to be scoring at will with an average of 2.2 goals per game in their last five league outings. Expect Morelia to close things out here as they will shock the world by reaching the Apertura finals.

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