2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Club Necaxa vs Monterrey Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Club Necaxa vs Monterrey kick off? Sunday 8th December, 2019 – 02:30 (UK)

Where is Club Necaxa vs Monterrey being played? Estadio Victoria, Aguascalientes

What TV channel is Club Necaxa vs Monterrey on? TUDN

Where can I stream Club Necaxa vs Monterrey? TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Club Necaxa vs Monterrey? https://necaxa.stubhubtickets.com/entradas/en/comprarEvento?idEvento=6199

THE TEAM NEWS

CLUB NECAXA

  • Club Necaxa lost the first leg of this tie by a 2-1 score and they have been slightly inconsistent over the last few weeks, posting a W3, L2 mark over their last five matches. It is worth noting that four of their last five league games at home have featured over 2.5 goals scored.
  • Necaxa could be a bit depleted in defence due to the absences of both Carlos Guzman and Ventura Alvarado. While the former is slated to miss the rest of the Apertura with a long-term injury, the latter has missed Necaxa’s last three playoff matches and is yet to receive a clear timetable regarding his return to action.

Expected starting XI: Hugo González; Ricardo Chávez, Alexis Peña, Rodrigo Noya, Fernando Meza, Cristián Calderón; Juan Delgado, Claudio Baeza, Luis Felipe Gallegos, Jesús Angulo; Mauro Quiroga

MONTERREY

  • Rayados took a huge step forward towards reaching the Apertura finals since they secured a 2-1 home win in the first leg of this semi-final tie against Necaxa. In fact, Monterrey have been playing at a very high level and are riding a stellar 11-game undefeated streak with eight wins and three draws over that span.
  • Rogelio Funes Mori is yet to feature during the current playoff run and has missed the team’s last three games. He should be listed as questionable once again and if he ends up being ruled out, then Vincent Janssen should remain as the starting striker. He has three goals in three playoff appearances so far.

Expected starting XI: Marcelo Barovero; Stefan Medina, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, Lionel Vangioni; Carlos Rodríguez, Celso Ortiz; Dorlan Pabón, Maximiliano Meza, Jesús Gallardo; Vincent Janssen (Rogelio Funes Mori)

THE PREDICTION

Despite Monterrey’s poor away record this season, they are on a three-game undefeated streak playing on the road in the league (W2, D1) and seem to be on the rise. Necaxa know they only need a one-goal win to secure a spot in the next stage of the playoffs, but they have won just once of their last six five league games at Estadio Victoria (W1, D2, L2). Necaxa are on a four-game undefeated streak against Monterrey at home, however, and they will extend that run. It will be a very tight game, but the home-field advantage will be decisive for Necaxa and they should secure a spot in the Apertura finals.

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