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

THE FACTS

When does Morelia vs Leon kick off? Saturday 1st February, 2020 – 23:00 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Morelia vs Leon on? Sky HD, Azteca 7, TUDN USA

Where can I stream Morelia vs Leon? Azteca Deportes En Vivo, TUDN En Vivo, bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Morelia vs Leon? https://web.superboletos.com/SuperBoletos/MICHOACAN/DEPORTIVO/MONARCAS-APERTURA-AP----CL-/5LWVP4yEfQYX5tiuxmg2Lw

THE TEAM NEWS

MORELIA

  • Morelia were one of the most surprising teams during the Apertura campaign but they have endured a tough start to the 2020 Clausura campaign having taken just one point from the last nine available to them. They enter this match following a 3-0 away loss at Juarez but they did earn a 3-0 win over Cafetaleros in the Mexican Cup midweek to boost their morale.
  • Jose Ortiz is suspended for this game which means Gabriel Achilier or Carlos Vargas will get the nod as the starting centre-back alongside Sebastian Vegas. Ray Sandoval is out for the season with an ACL injury.

Expected starting XI: Sebastian Sosa; Jose Joaquin Martinez, Carlos Vargas, Sebastian Vegas, Efrain Velarde; Aldo Rocha, Rodrigo Millar; Luis Angel Mendoza, Jorge Valdivia, Martin Rodriguez; Miguel Angel Sansores

LEON

  • Leon disappointed in the play-offs during the Apertura but they are enjoying a solid start to the Clausura with two wins out of three matches and eight goals scored over that span. They are coming off a 3-0 home win over Pachuca but did lose their lone away match so far in a 3-2 reverse against Santos Laguna.
  • Leon are reporting a clean bill of health prior to this contest expect for Andres Mosquera. The veteran centre-back is the only player who is dealing with an injury and has been sidelined for months.

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

THE PREDICTION

Leon have been a dominant force thus far in the Clausura and are averaging 2.67 goals per game in their first three league matches. Even though they have not been playing very well on the road – where they have won just two of their last five league matches – they have enough firepower to go toe-to-toe against any team in the league. Morelia have been struggling defensively to start the year having conceded two or more goals in three of their last four games in all competitions which makes Leon the favourites in what could easily end up being a high-scoring match.

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