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

THE FACTS

When does Atlas vs Tijuana kick off? Saturday 1st February, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Atlas vs Tijuana being played? Estadio Jalisco

What TV channel is Atlas vs Tijuana on? Azteca 7, Fox Sports Norte

Where can I stream Atlas vs Tijuana? Azteca Deportes En Vivo, Fox Sports Play, bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Atlas vs Tijuana? https://redboletos.com/ef?k=2458

THE TEAM NEWS

ATLAS

  • Atlas enter this game in a poor run of form after they lost their previous league match at Tigres UANL 2-1 and have won just once in their last four in all competitions (W1, L3). They are also on a run of three straight league defeats when playing at Estadio Jalisco so they are unlikely to have much confidence ahead of this contest.
  • Manuel Balda and Jesus Angulo both remain sidelined due to long-term injuries and if that was not bad enough for Atlans, Anderson Santamaria has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury.

Expected starting XI: Camilo Vargas; Ismael Govea, German Conti, Hugo Nervo, Angel Marquez; Lorenzo Reyes; Edson Rivera, Luciano Acosta, Ulises Cardona, Jesus Isijara; Ignacio Jeraldino

TIJUANA

  • Tijuana have had a mixed start to the 2020 Clausura campaign (W1, D1, L1) and are coming off a 0-0 draw against Club America in their previous league match. They have lost just one of their last five matches in all competitions while winning three over that span but they have lost three of their last four Liga MX matches on the road.
  • Club Xolos do not have any injury absentees ahead of this match. Based on recent reports, it appears that Tijuana will field the same starting XI that featured last weekend.

Expected starting XI: Manuel Gibran Lajud; Omar Mendoza, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Miguel Barbieri, Aldo Cruz; Christian Rivera, Jose Ignacio Rivero; Miller Bolanos, Mauro Lainez, Alfonso Sanchez; Camilo Sanvezzo

THE PREDICTION

Tijuana have conceded at least three goals in their last three defeats away from home but they seem to be getting better defensively as each of their last three outings in all competitions have ended with under 1.5 goals in total. Atlas on the other hand have gone 10 straight matches without a clean sheet in all competitions. It seems whoever performs better defensively should get the edge here and considering the recent results, Tijuana are the side that should be able to prevail even if they are on the road.

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