2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul kick off? Sunday 16th February, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul being played? Name of stadium here

What TV channel is Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul on? No TV broadcast since ChivasTV has exclusive rights for Chivas Guadalajara home matches

Where can I stream Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul? Chivas TV, YouTube

Where can I get tickets for Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-chivas-de-guadalajara-vs-cruz-azul-fc-liga-mx/ev1311194

THE TEAM NEWS

GUADALAJARA

  • Chivas entered the season in a four-game undefeated streak, although with only one win over that span, but that ended last week when they stumbled to a 3-0 away loss at Tigres UANL. Now on a four-game winless run (D3, L1), Chivas sit in 10th place of the standings with six points out of five matches.
  • Juan Jose Macias and Ernesto Vega both returned to action last week, so that should boost Guadalajara’s attacking line considerably. As things stand now, the lone injury casualty is Jesus Sanchez, who remains a couple of weeks away from returning.

Expected starting XI: Jose Antonio Rodriguez; Jose Maduena, Hiram Mier, Miguel Ponce, Gilberto Sepulveda; Fernando Beltran, Jesus Molina; Javier Lopez; Uriel Antuna, Juan Jose Macias, Ernesto Vega

CRUZ AZUL

  • Cruz Azul have been slightly inconsistent to start the season and sit in seventh place of the standings with seven points (W2, D1, L2). However, they are in a three-game undefeated streak following their recent 3-1 home win over Pachuca.
  • Yoshimar Yotun is questionable, but he started training with the team already and could play, while Igor Lichnovsky has been ruled out due to an ankle injury and Pablo Ceppelini has been suspended for this game.

Expected starting XI: Jose de Jesus Corona; Julio Cesar Dominguez, Juan Escobar, Pablo Aguilar, Adrian Aldrete; Luis Romo, Rafael Miranda Baca; Elias Hernandez, Roberto Alvarado, Jonathan Rodriguez; Santiago Gimenez

THE PREDICTION

It seems these sides are trending in opposite directions at the start of the 2020 Clausura season. While Guadalajara enter this game on a four-game winless run, Cruz Azul have not tasted defeat in each of their last three outings. The recent form on both sides should be telling here and while Chivas will be at home, Cruz Azul should have enough weapons to extend their run and secure three more points as they will try to keep climbing the league.

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