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

THE FACTS

When does Leon vs Necaxa kick off? Saturday 22nd February, 2020 – 23:00 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Leon vs Necaxa on? Univision (Canada), ESPN Deportes (USA)

Where can I stream Leon vs Necaxa? ESPN Deportes+

Where can I get tickets for Leon vs Necaxa? https://intl.stubhub.com/club-leon-vs-club-necaxa-liga-mx-tickets/ev1314894

THE TEAM NEWS

LEON

  • Leon saw their three-game winning streak come to an end the last time out when they suffered a disappointing 3-1 away defeat at San Luis. They still enter this game in good form, however, having notched three wins in their last five outings (W3, L2) while owning the league’s second-best attack with 14 goals.
  • Las Esmeraldas enter this game with no recent injury concerns outside Andres Mosquera, as the veteran centre-back remains sidelined due to a long-term ailment. Yairo Moreno should be listed as questionable since he left last week’s match with a knock.

Expected starting XI: Rodolfo Cota; Fernando Navarro, Ramiro Gonzalez, Jaine Bareiro, William Tesillo; Pedro Aquino, Saul Zamora; Angel Mena; Jean Meneses, Leonardo Ramos, Joel Campbell

NECAXA

  • Necaxa sit in eighth place of the standings with a perfectly even W2, D2, L2 mark thus far, but they have one of the worst defences in the league having allowed 1.7 goals per game. They are coming off a 3-2 home loss to Queretaro, which pushed their losing streak to two games and their winless run to three matches.
  • Veteran goalkeeper and Mexico international Hugo Gonzalez has been ruled out due to an ankle injury, and backup Yosgart Gutierrez could earn another start. Defender Carlos Guzman is also out due to a broken leg, with no specific timetable for this return.

Expected starting XI: Yosgart Gutierrez; Julio Gonzalez, Ventura Alvarado, Rodrigo Noya, Raul Sandoval; Fernando Arce, Claudio Baeza, Yerko Leiva; Daniel Alvarez, Mauro Quiroga, Juan Delgado

THE PREDICTION

Despite suffering a defeat the last time out, Leon are one of the top teams in the competition and they currently boast an attacking power that’s capable of penetrating any defensive unit. Necaxa have not been able to perform at a decent level during the current Clausura and most of their woes have come on the defensive side of the ball. Considering the tendencies and the strengths and/or weaknesses from both sides, Leon should be listed as favourites here.

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