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

THE FACTS

When does Juarez vs Santos Laguna kick off? Monday 24th February, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Juarez vs Santos Laguna being played? Estadio Olimpico Benito Juarez

What TV channel is Juarez vs Santos Laguna on? TUDN

Where can I stream Juarez vs Santos Laguna? TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Juarez vs Santos Laguna? https://intl.stubhub.com/fc-juarez-vs-santos-laguna-liga-mx-tickets/ev1318534

THE TEAM NEWS

JUAREZ

  • Juarez are undoubtedly on the rise based on their recent performances as they haven’t lost since dropping the Clausura opener. Currently on a five-game undefeated streak after their 1-1 away draw to Monterrey last time out, Juarez sit in fifth place in the standings with 11 points.
  • Bravos might have to deal with an important absence up front, however, as striker Diego Rolan has been listed as questionable. If he doesn't make it, either Angelo Sagal or Flavio Santos will replace him. Jonathan Lacerda is also doubtful to play after missing the last few games.

Expected starting XI: Ivan Vazquez; Israel Jimenez, Maximiliano Olivera, Bruno Romo, Gustavo Velazquez; Jose Esquivel, Jefferson Intriago, Martin Rabunal; Angelo Sagal (Flavio Santos), Dario Lezcano, Mauro Fernandez

SANTOS LAGUNA

  • Santos Laguna were the better side in the Apertura regular season, but it seems as if they haven’t recovered from their early playoff exit. Los Guerreros currently sit in ninth place in the standings with eight points and, if the season ended today, they would be out of the playoffs. They are coming off a 2-1 home win over Tigres UANL, though.
  • Los Guerreros should be at full strength here. They are not expected to miss any player due to injury or suspension but predicting the starting line-up could be a bit more complicated given the recent changes the manager has been making.

Expected starting XI: Jonathan Orozco; Jose van Rankin, Doria, Hugo Rodriguez, Gerardo Arteaga; Fernando Gorriaran, Carlos Orrantia, Ulises Rivas; Eduardo Aguirre, Julio Furch, Brian Lozano

THE PREDICTION

Santos Laguna are coming off a win, but there’s no doubt they are underperforming if we compare their form to the Apertura and are also winless away from home during the current season (D1, L2). Juarez, on the other hand, have been one of the biggest surprises of the current Clausura campaign and seem to be playing at top form at the moment. Juarez are undefeated at home this season and coming off two straight wins at Estadio Olimpico, so expect them to clinch another one at the expenses of Santos Laguna.

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