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

THE FACTS

When does Guadalajara vs Leon kick off? Sunday 1st March, 2020 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Guadalajara vs Leon being played? Estadio AKRON

What TV channel is Guadalajara vs Leon on? TUDN, Azteca 7

Where can I stream Guadalajara vs Leon? TUDN En Vivo, bet365 (where applicable), ChivasTV (subscription required)

Where can I get tickets for Guadalajara vs Leon? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-chivas-de-guadalajara-vs-club-leon-liga-mx/ev1311195

THE TEAM NEWS

GUADALAJARA

  • Chivas de Guadalajara have been extremely inconsistent so far but at the very least they are coming off a 1-0 away win at Tijuana. Tipped as title candidates in pre-season, they currently sit in 10th place of the standings with nine points and a W2, D3, L2 record.
  • Central midfielder Jesus Molina and forward Jose Juan Macias have both been listed as questionable entering this matchup. Both are dealing with muscular injury and, right now, could be game-time decisions for the coaching staff.

Expected starting XI: Jose Antonio Rodriguez; Gilberto Sepulveda, Hiram Mier, Jesus Sanchez Garcia, Miguel Ponce; Fernando Beltran, Jesus Molina (Javier Lopez); Isaac Brizuela, Carlos Uriel Antuna, Ernesto Alexis Vega; Ronaldo Cisneros (Jose Juan Macias)

LEON

  • Leon look like a bonafide title contender once again and the stats back them up. La Fiera are coming off 2-1 home win over Necaxa and, aside from winning four of their last five Liga MX games, they already sit in second place of the standings with 15 points.
  • Leon should be close to full strength although they might miss Yairo Moreno as the versatile midfielder is dealing with a knock and has been listed as a game-time decision. Veteran centre-back Andres Mosquera remains sidelined with an undisclosed injury.

Expected starting XI: Rodolfo Cota; Fernando Navarro, Ramiro Gonzalez, William Tesillo, Miguel Herrera; Luis Montes, Pedro Aquino; Angel Mena; Jean Meneses, Leonardo Javier Ramos, Ismael Sosa

THE PREDICTION

Leon have undoubtedly been the better team of the two as they sit in second place of the standings, have won four of their last five league matches, and also own the league’s best attack with 16 goals scored already – an average of 2.28 per game. Chivas, on the other hand, have struggled with consistency and recorded just one win in their last five Clausura outing. Guadalajara might have the edge of playing at home, but Leon are the stronger side across the board and the visitors should be able to win here.

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