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

THE FACTS

When does Juarez vs Necaxa kick off? Monday 10th February, 2020 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is Juarez vs Necaxa being played? Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez

What TV channel is Juarez vs Necaxa on? TUDN

Where can I stream Juarez vs Necaxa? TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Juarez vs Necaxa? https://intl.stubhub.com/fc-juarez-vs-club-necaxa-liga-mx-tickets/ev1318533

THE TEAM NEWS

JUAREZ

  • Juarez started the season with a defeat, but right now they are going through a three-game undefeated streak and have moved up to fifth place in the standings with seven points (W2, D1, L1). They have won two straight games and secured a 3-1 away win at America the last time out.
  • Juarez will be without defender Victor Velazquez, who has been listed as suspended ahead of this matchup, while centre-back Jonathan Lacerda has been listed as a game-time decision due to a previous injury. Flavio Santos has also been listed as doubtful after picking up a knock the last time out.

Expected starting XI: Ivan Vazquez; Israel Jimenez, Luis Lopez, Elio Castro, Bruno Romo; Jose Esquivel, Jefferson Intriago; Angelo Sagal, Mauro Fernandez, Diego Rolan; Dario Lezcano

NECAXA

  • Necaxa are one of four undefeated teams in the league and currently sit in third place in the standings with eight points, thanks to two wins and two draws. They are coming off a 2-2 home draw against Monterrey in their previous fixture.
  • Ventura Alvarado is now fit and available, so Necaxa should receive a massive boost on defence with his return. The lone confirmed absentee will be goalkeeper Hugo Gonzalez, but Yosgart Gutierrez should be a more-than-adequate replacement.

Expected starting XI: Yosgart Gutierrez; Ventura Alvarado, Rodrigo Noya, Raul Sandoval; Fernando Arce, Claudio Baeza, Ricardo Chavez; Juan Delgado, Daniel Alvarez, Diego Chavez; Mauro Quiroga

THE PREDICTION

Both sides are quite evenly matched when it comes to their Clausura record and their recent form, although Juarez are coming off two straight wins including a morale-boosting victory at Club America. That said, they have been exceeding expectations slightly while Necaxa continue to do what they already did in the Torneo Apertura. Juarez own the league’s best attack with 10 goals in four matches, but Necaxa have only conceded five times. Consistency will be key here and while this will be an even matchup, Juarez should receive a slight edge with the home advantage.

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