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

THE FACTS

When does America vs Necaxa kick off? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is America vs Necaxa being played? Estadio Azteca

What TV channel is America vs Necaxa on? TUDN, TUDN USA, ESPN Deportes (USA), Univision (USA)

Where can I stream America vs Necaxa? TUDN En Vivo, DAZN (Brazil), OneSoccer (Canada), Univision NOW (USA), ESPN Deportes+ (USA)

Where can I get tickets for America vs Necaxa? https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/america-v-necaxa-torneo-clausura-2020-mexico-01-03-2020/event/140056BEEBBE156B

THE TEAM NEWS

AMERICA

  • Las Aguilas have confirmed they are the team to beat this season as they are coming off another strong performance when they secured a scrappy 1-0 win at Monterrey. Miguel Herrera’s men sit at the top of the standings with 16 points and are riding a four-game winning streak.
  • Roger Martinez remains separated from the squad and he’s not expected to feature at any point in the Clausura, while Alex Renato Ibarra remains sidelined with a hamstring problem. Nicolas Benedetti and Nicolas Castillo are both long-term absentees and could miss the rest of the season.

Expected starting XI: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Emanuel Aguilera, Luis Fuentes; Sebastian Cordova, Fernando Gonzalez, Richard Sanchez; Giovani dos Santos, Andres Ibarguen; Federico Vinas

NECAXA

  • Necaxa were one of the best teams in Liga MX during the Apertura, but they have not been able to replicate that during the Clausura due to their defensive problems. Los Rayos enter this game on a three-game losing streak following a 2-1 defeat against Club Leon and currently sit in 11th place of the standings with only eight points.
  • Star goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez returned to action last week, so Necaxa won’t be missing any of their key players ahead of this contest. Their lone absentee due to injury should be veteran defender Carlos Guzman, who doesn’t have a return date set.

Expected starting XI: Hugo Gonzalez; Jairo Gonzalez, Ventura Alvarado, Julio Cesar Gonzalez, Rodrigo Noya; Ricardo Chavez, Claudio Baeza, Kevin Mercado; Daniel Alvarez, Mauro Quiroga, Juan Delgado

THE PREDICTION

Club America have won each of their last four league matches and while they are getting results on a weekly basis, it would be hard to rate them as an entertaining team – three of their victories over that span have produced under 2.5 total goals and, in fact, they have scored just eight goals in seven games, albeit conceding seven. That strong defensive record and the fact they are playing at home should be enough to list them as favourites against a Necaxa side that is coming off three straight defeats and four games without a win (D1, L3) while conceding 12 goals already.

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