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

THE FACTS

When does Club America vs Puebla kick off? Sunday 27th October – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Club America vs Puebla being played? Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de México (D.F,)

What are the expected weather conditions for Club America vs Puebla? Thunderstorms, 18c

What TV channel is Club America vs Puebla on? ESPN2 Norte (Mexico), TUDN, Univision (USA), DAZN (Brazil)

Where can I stream Club America vs Puebla? ESPN Play (Central America), Univision NOW, TUDN En Vivo (USA), bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Club America vs Puebla? https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/event/1400572DC392BFC7?utm_source=cfa-clubamerica&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=venta-boletos-dupleta-ap19&utm_term=dupleta-ap19-j15-j17-puebla-santos&utm_content=landing-boletos-dupleta-ap19-j15-j17&bba=1

THE TEAM NEWS

CLUB AMERICA

  • Club America are coming off a thrilling 2-2 draw at Club Necaxa the last time out and although that result extended a two-game winless streak, they have only dropped the one game over their last five Liga MX contests. They have looked solid enough at home, where they remain undefeated at the Estadio Azteca during the Apertura (W4, D3).
  • Guido Rodriguez is suspended for this match after he was sent off last week, although Roger Martinez should return to the squad after a one-game absence due to a red card shown against Cruz Azul. Nicolas Castillo will be a game-time decision due to a foot injury, while Giovani dos Santos remains a long-term absentee.
  • Expected Starting XI: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Emanuel Aguilera, Bruno Valdez, Antonio de Jesus Lopez; Fernando Gonzalez, Richard Sanchez; Alex Renato Ibarra, Nicolas Benedetti, Roger Martinez; Henry Martin

PUEBLA

  • Puebla are still in trouble despite going W2, D1, L2 over their last five matches, accruing more than half of their total points haul over that span, and their away record has been poor (W1, D3, L2).
  • Puebla's lone long-term absentee is Alonso Zamora but the rest of the squad should be fit and available for this crucial tie against Club America.
  • Expected Starting XI: Nicolas Vikonis; Brayan Angulo, Maximiliano Perg, Nestor Vidrio, Carlos Rodriguez; Alan Acosta, Alejandro Chumacero, Pablo Gonzalez; Christian Marrugo; Diego Abella, Omar Fernandez

THE PREDICTION

The home/away splits should be telling here, as Club America have been excellent at home while Puebla are struggling badly on the road. Puebla have been one of the worst sides in the Apertura and if we exclude Veracruz, who seem to be losing games for fun at this point, they would rank dead last in the standings. The recent form should also favour the home side, and Las Aguilas shouldn’t have major issues in securing the win here.

TSZ Latest