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

THE FACTS

When does Morelia vs Cruz Azul kick off? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Morelia vs Cruz Azul being played? Estadio Generalísimo José María Morelos y Pavón

What TV channel is Morelia vs Cruz Azul on? TV Azteca, TUDN USA

Where can I stream Morelia vs Cruz Azul? TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Morelia vs Cruz Azul? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-monarcas-morelia-vs-cruz-azul-fc-liga-mx/ev1312525

THE TEAM NEWS

MORELIA

  • Monarcas are coming off a huge 2-1 away win over Pumas UNAM, arguably one of the top teams in the Clausura so far. Quietly, Pablo Guede’s men are trending in the right direction with three straight games without a loss (W2, D1). They have climbed to 12th place of the standings with eight points.
  • Jorge Valdivia missed last week’s match due to an undisclosed problem and he should be listed as questionable while winger Ray Sandoval remains out since he’s rehabbing from an ACL injury.

Expected starting XI: Luis Angel Malagon; Jose Joaquin Martinez, Gonzalo Jara, Sebastian Vegas, Efrain Velarde; Rodrigo Millar, Aldo Rocha, Mario Osuna; Luis Angel Mendoza, Fernando Aristeguieta, Martin Rodriguez

CRUZ AZUL

  • Cruz Azul added some interesting players to their squad during the offseason and, so far, the results have been noticeable. La Maquina are in fourth place of the standings with 13 points out of seven matches, and their 2-1 home win over Tigres UANL the last time out pushed their winning streak to three games.
  • Paul Aguilar missed last week’s match and he should be listed as questionable ahead of this contest. Igor Lichnovsky and Milton Caraglio are both rehabbing from their respective injuries and both have been ruled out as well alongside Gerardo Flores, who is out due to a knee problem.

Expected starting XI: Jose de Jesus Corona; Luis Romo, Juan Marcelo Escobar, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Aldrian Aldrete; Yoshimar Yotun, Rafael Baca Miranda, Elias Hernandez; Roberto Alvarado; Santiago Gimenez, Jonathan Rodriguez

THE PREDICTION

Cruz Azul have not lost in any of their last five league matches (W4, D1) and enter this game riding a three-game winning streak. Any team would think Cruz Azul should be favourites solely based on that aspect, but Morelia have been very good as well and they enter this matchup on a three-game undefeated streak (W2, D1). Both sides are trending in the right direction but Cruz Azul have a stronger squad if we go on a name-by-name basis. They will be playing on the road, but they should still be treated as favourites.

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