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

THE FACTS

When does Leon vs Morelia kick off? Sunday 1st December, 2019 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Leon vs Morelia being played? Estadio León (Nou Camp)

What TV channel is Leon vs Morelia on? Fox Sports 2 (Mexico), TUDN (USA), Claro Sports (Latin America)

Where can I stream Leon vs Morelia? TUDN En Vivo (USA), Fox Sports Play (Central America and Mexico)

Where can I get tickets for Leon vs Morelia? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-club-leon-monarcas-morelia-liga-mx/ev1260444

THE TEAM NEWS

LEON

  • Leon had the win in the bag but a stoppage-time equaliser to make it 3-3 prevented them from getting an edge in this quarter-final tie against Monarcas. Los Esmeraldas now have the chance to secure a spot in the next round at home, though, where they went undefeated during the Apertura regular season (W4, D5 in nine matches).
  • Andres Mosquera remains sidelined due to an injury, while Yairo Moreno has been suspended after he was sent off in the first leg and José Juan Macias is doubtful after picking up a knock earlier this week.

Expected starting XI: Rodolfo Cota; Fernando Navarro, Miguel Herrera, Ramiro González, William Tesillo; Iván Ochoa; Jean Meneses, Ángel Mena, Joel Campbell, Ismael Sosa; José Juan Macías (Leonardo Javier Ramos)

MORELIA

  • A stoppage-time goal from Luis Ángel Mendoza saved Monarcas from a loss in the first leg of this quarter-final tie against Leon, but they have a tough task ahead of themselves since they have to secure a win on the road if they want to reach the semi-finals. That should be easier said than done, as Morelia ended the Apertura regular season with only three wins in nine away outings (W3, D2, L4).
  • Monarcas should be close to full strength ahead of this match, although experienced centre-back Gabriel Achilier will be out considering he was sent off in the first leg. Winger Ray Sandoval has been ruled out with a knee injury but he has been a long-term absence so his loss shouldn’t play a factor.

Expected starting XI: Sebastián Sosa; Joaquín Martínez, José Ortiz, Sebastián Vegas, Efraín Velarde; Luis Ángel Mendoza, Rodrigo Millar, Aldo Rocha, Edison Flores; Carlos Ferreira, Miguel Ángel Sansores

THE PREDICTION

Leon have the better squad on paper, ended the regular season undefeated at home, and own one of the most balanced, well-assembled squads in Liga MX so they should be listed as favourites ahead of this contest. Los Esmeraldas averaged were quite strong at home since they averaged over 2.0 goals scored per game at the Nou Camp, while Morelia have won just one of their last four away matches and, in nine games, they averaged 1.77 goals conceded per road matchup. Leon shouldn’t have problems to secure the win here.

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