2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Atlas vs Guadalajara Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Atlas vs Guadalajara kick off? Sunday 8th March, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Atlas vs Guadalajara being played? Estadio Jalisco

What TV channel is Atlas vs Guadalajara on? Azteca 7, Univision, TUDN USA

Where can I stream Atlas vs Guadalajara? Azteca 7 Deportes En Vivo, Univision NOW, TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Atlas vs Guadalajara? https://www.stubhub.com/liga-mx-tickets/grouping/1510952/

THE TEAM NEWS

ATLAS

  • Atlas are riding another disappointing season since they sit in 17th place of the standings with just six points out of eight games – no team has lost more games than Atlas’ six. They are coming off a 1-0 away loss at Santos Laguna, and that result extended their losing run to four games.
  • Atlas will be weakened defensively since Jesus Angulo and Anderson Santamaria are both long-term absentees, although Jose Abella could return after a one-game suspension. Defensive midfielder Lorenzo Reyes has been listed as questionable, but he has missed the last few games so his chances of playing here should be quite slim.

Expected starting XI: Camilo Vargas; Jose Abella, German Conti, Hugo Nervo, Ismael Govea;

GUADALAJARA

  • Guadalajara have posted a W3, D3, L2 mark this season and are sitting in eighth place of the standings with 12 points, but they are on the rise given their recent results. Chivas are coming off a 2-0 home win over Leon, and that victory pushed their winning run to two games.
  • Chivas were quite affected by injuries earlier in the season, but that is no longer the case. They are reportedly at full strength entering this game, so they will be able to field their best XI for this new edition of the Clasico Tapatio.

Expected starting XI: Jose Antonio Rodriguez; Gilberto Sepulveda, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ponce, Jesus Sanchez Garcia; Fernando Beltran, Jesus Molina; Isaac Brizuela, Javier Lopez, Ernesto Alexis Vega; Jose Juan Macias

THE PREDICTION

Derbies are often hard to predict and this will be the case once again with this Clasico Tapatio. However, if we look at the numbers, then Guadalajara’s tag of favourite should be more than justified. Chivas are better positioned in the standings, have a stronger attack, own a stingier defence and, as if that wasn’t enough, they are also on a better run while also looking healthier when it comes to team news. Guadalajara should win here easily.

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