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

THE FACTS

When does Morelia vs Club Tijuana kick off? Saturday 15th February, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

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

What TV channel is Morelia vs Club Tijuana on? Azteca 7, TUDN

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

Where can I get tickets for Morelia vs Club Tijuana? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-monarcas-morelia-vs-xolos-de-tijuana-liga-mx/ev1312524

THE TEAM NEWS

MORELIA

  • Monarcas ended a four-game winless streak to start the Clausura with a solid 3-1 away win over Atlas, in a game where Fernando Aristeguieta looked impressive. That said, Morelia have lost three of their first five Clausura matches and sit in 15th place with four points out of five matches (W1, D1, L3).
  • Former Peru international Ray Sandoval is out due to a knee injury and is not expected to return this season. Rodrigo Millar has been listed as questionable due to a hamstring injury and if he’s out, then Mario Osuna could start in his place.

Expected starting XI: Sebastian Sosa; Jose Ortiz, Gabriel Achilier, Gonzalo Jara, Sebastian Vegas; Rodrigo Millar (Mario Osuna), Aldo Rocha; Luis Angel Mendoza, Jorge Valdivia, Martin Rodriguez; Fernando Aristeguieta

CLUB TIJUANA

  • Tijuana are coming off a 1-1 home draw against Toluca and that result extended their winless run in the Clausura to four games, with two draws and two losses during that span. Xolos sit in 14th place of the standings with five points out of five games (W1, D2, L2).
  • Kevin Balanta should return to the starting XI after he returned from international duty with the Colombia U23 squad. Aldo Cruz is eligible to return from a one-match ban, and he is expected to move back into the squad as well.

Expected starting XI: Manuel Gibran Lajud; Aldo Cruz, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Miguel Barbieri, Vladimir Lorona; Jose Ignacio Rivero, Christian Rivera, Kevin Balanta; Miller Bolanos, Camilo Sanvezzo, Mauro Lainez (Angel Sepulveda)

THE PREDICTION

Tijuana have lost both away matches during the current Clausura campaign, and they have conceded 2.5 goals per game on average during those contests. Morelia seem to have taken a leap forward with some tactical changes and the addition of experienced names such as Gonzalo Jara and Jorge Valdivia, to name a few. Morelia’s results have not been convincing this season, but they are under-performing and can do a lot better. They should be able to claim a second straight win here.

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