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

THE FACTS

When does Leon vs Pachuca kick off? Sunday 26th January, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Leon vs Pachuca being played? Estadio Leon Nou Camp, Leon de los Aldamas

What TV channel is Leon vs Pachuca on? Univision, TUDN USA (USA), Fox Sports (Mexico)

Where can I stream Leon vs Pachuca? Univision NOW, TUDN En Vivo (USA), Fox Sports Play (Mexico)

Where can I get tickets for Leon vs Pachuca? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-club-leon-vs-pachuca-fc-liga-mx/ev1314892

THE TEAM NEWS

LEON

  • Leon are coming off a loss against Santos Laguna but they have the perfect scenario for a bounce-back performance. Aside from winning their home opener comfortably in the Clausura, Los Esmeraldas remain undefeated in regular season play when featuring at Estadio Nou Camp dating back to the beginning of the 2019-20 season (W5, D5, L0).
  • Star right-back Fernando Navarro missed Leon’s last match due to personal problems but he is widely expected to be available for this contest. Veteran centre-back Andres Mosquera remains out due to a long-term injury.

Expected starting XI: Rodolfo Cota; Fernando Navarro, Jaine Barreiro, William Tesillo, Yairo Moreno; Jean Meneses, Luis Montes, Pedro Aquino, Angel Mena; Leonardo Javier Ramos, Ismael Sosa

PACHUCA

  • Pachuca are yet to win a game in the 2020 Torneo Clausura (D1, L1) and they dropped their first away match of the new year. However, those road struggles have not been an issue for the Hidalgo-based side all season and dating back to the start of the 2019 Torneo Apertura, Pachuca have posted a decent W3, D4, L3 mark on the road even if they have won just one of their last four away from back dating back to 2019 (W1, D1, L2).
  • Los Tuzos have signed Oscar Ustari to replace Rodrigo Rey and there is a chance he could get the starting nod between the posts. Two defenders, Emmanuel Garcia Vaca and Victor Mora, have already been ruled out due to injuries.

Expected starting XI: Alfonso Blanco (Oscar Ustari); Raul Lopez Gomez, Gustavo Cabral, Oscar Murillo, Erick Aguirre; Luis Chavez, Jorge Daniel Hernandez, Rubens Sambueza, Romario Ibarra; Victor Davila; Franco Jara

THE PREDICTION

Both of Leon’s matches this season have produced over 2.5 goals scored and that should not change here as each of their last five wins at home since the beginning of the 2019 Torneo Apertura have also produced the same outcome. Pachuca are winless thus far and based on their recent form, do not seem to have enough weapons defensively to slow down Leon’s high-flying attack. Expect Leon to secure the three points here in comfortable fashion.

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