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

THE FACTS

When does Atlas vs Morelia kick off? Friday 7th February, 2020 – 03:15 (UK)

Where is Atlas vs Morelia being played? Estadio Jalisco

What TV channel is Atlas vs Morelia on? Azteca 7 (Mexico), TUDN USA

Where can I stream Atlas vs Morelia? Azteca Deportes En Vivo, TUDN En Vivo, bet365

Where can I get tickets for Atlas vs Morelia? https://web.superboletos.com/SuperBoletos/JALISCO/DEPORTIVO/ATLAS-TORNEO-DE-CLAUSURA-/7Iscdxk0E8l7Ite0kEF5Cg

THE TEAM NEWS

ATLAS

  • Atlas are coming off a 2-1 win over Club Tijuana and that result snapped a two-game losing streak in all competitions. They have had an “all-or-nothing” approach thus far, winning two and losing two matches during the current Clausura campaign and sit in eighth place with six points.
  • Atlas’ absentees list ahead of this contest shouldn’t change compared to the one they announced last week. Anderson Santamaria, Manuel Balda and Jesus Angulo are all injured, and neither player is expected to return here.

Expected starting XI: Camilo Vargas; Jose Abella, Hugo Nervo, German Conti, Ismael Govea; Lorenzo Reyes; Luciano Acosta, Ulises Cardona, Jairo Torres, Christopher Trejo; Ignacio Jeraldino

MORELIA

  • Morelia have not been able to repeat what they did during the Apertura and currently sit at the bottom of the Clausura standings with just one point out of four games. They are coming off a 2-1 home loss against Leon, and they enter this game while riding a two-game losing streak.
  • Monarcas Morelia will be without winger Ray Sandoval, as the former Peru international is dealing with a long-term knee injury and will miss the entire season. Jose Ortiz missed last week’s game due to a suspension, but he should be eligible to return here.

Expected starting XI: Sebastian Sosa; Jose Joaquin Martinez, Jose Ortiz, Sebastian Vegas, Efrain Velarde; Rodrigo Millar, Aldo Rocha; Luis Angel Mendoza, Jorge Valdivia, Martin Rodriguez; Fernando Aristeguieta

THE PREDICTION

Atlas have been extremely inconsistent this season but they are showing progress compared to their Apertura campaign. Morelia seem to be regressing, but they have been under-performing massively and can’t get a win to save their lives. Morelia should end this run sooner than later, however, as they have too much talent on both sides of the ball to remain winless for a fifth straight match. They should take advantage of Atlas’ defensive problems, yet to keep a clean sheet in the Clausura, to earn the three points here.

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