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

THE FACTS

When does Club America vs Tigres UANL kick off? Friday 29th November, 2019 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Club America vs Tigres UANL being played? Estadio Azteca, Mexico City

What TV channel is Club America vs Tigres UANL on? ESPN2, TUDN (Mexico), Univision (USA)

Where can I stream Club America vs Tigres UANL? ESPN Play (Mexico), TUDN En Vivo (Mexico, USA)

Where can I get tickets for Club America vs Tigres UANL? https://azulcrema.com.mx/home

THE TEAM NEWS

CLUB AMERICA

  • Club America might have lost just three games during the Apertura regular season but a tendency to draw too often saw them end in sixth place of the standings. They enter this game on a solid run of form, though, and following their 5-0 win at Veracruz, America won three of their last four league matches while losing just once in their last five (W3, D1, L1).
  • Federico Viñas has been training separated from the squad, and he will be a game-time decision for the coaching staff. Striker Nicolas Castillo has been dealing with a leg injury and he has already been ruled out of the first leg of this tie.

Expected starting XI: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Emanuel Aguilera, Jorge Eduardo Sánchez; Richard Sánchez, Guido Rodríguez; Renato Ibarra, Giovani Dos Santos, Roger Martínez; Henry Martín

TIGRES UANL

  • Tigres UANL came from behind and ended the Apertura regular season in third place (32 points – W8, D8, L2) thanks to an impressive run that saw them go undefeated in their last eight Liga MX matches (W5, D3). They owned the best defence in the league, with 14 goals conceded, and lost the fewest amount of matches (two) during the regular season.
  • Julián Quiñones and Eduardo Vargas have both been ruled out of this match due to injury. Neither player has played much of a role within the squad in recent weeks, though. Starting goalkeeper Nahuel Guzman has been listed as doubtful due to a muscular injury, and he will be a game-time decision.

Expected starting XI: Nahuel Guzman (Lalo Fernandez); Luis Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Hugo Ayala, Jesus Dueñas; Guido Pizarro, Rafael Carioca; Javier Aquino, Lucas Zelarayán, Luis Quiñones; Andre-Pierre Gignac

THE PREDICTION

Club America were the second-best team in the Apertura when playing at home (W5, D3, L1), but Tigres posted the best defensive record in the league (14 goals conceded) while losing just one match in nine away fixtures. These teams are evenly matched and both could have important absences – America could have a depleted attack, while Tigres might be without their starting goalkeeper. This match could end up in a low-scoring draw given how well these two teams stack up against each other.

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