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

THE FACTS

When does Necaxa vs Morelia kick off? Sunday 8th March, 2020 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Necaxa vs Morelia being played? Estadio Victoria de Aguascalientes

What TV channel is Necaxa vs Morelia on? TUDN, ESPN2 Norte

Where can I stream Necaxa vs Morelia? TUDN En Vivo, ESPN Play Norte, DAZN (Brazil), OneSoccer (Canada)

Where can I get tickets for Necaxa vs Morelia? https://www.stubhub.com/liga-mx-tickets/grouping/1510952/

THE TEAM NEWS

NECAXA

  • Necaxa are coming off a huge 3-0 away win at Club America, and that result ended a three-game losing streak as well as four straight contests without winning. Rayos, however, remain in the middle of the pack with 11 points out of eight matches.
  • Necaxa will be close to full strength in this game. Their lone absentee will be defender Carlos Guzman, who is rehabbing from a broken leg and has no timetable for his return.

Expected starting XI: Hugo Alfonso Gonzalez; Ricardo Chavez, Jose Doldan, Jairo Gonzalez, Julio Cesar Gonzalez; Claudio Baeza, Jair Cortes; Juan Delgado, Maximiliano Salas, Daniel Alvarez; Mauro Quiroga

MORELIA

  • Monarcas saw their three-game undefeated streak (W2, D1) come to an end last week, since they suffered a 4-2 home loss to Cruz Azul. Morelia have not been able to repeat what they did last season and only sit in 15th place of the Clausura standings with eight points.
  • Sebastian Vegas will be suspended for this match after his red card the last time out, but there are other players that could be unavailable for manager Pablo Guede. Jorge Valdivia is questionable, while Luis Mendoza and Ray Sandoval have already been ruled out for this fixture.

Expected starting XI: Luis Angel Malagon; Jose Joaquin Martinez, Gonzalo Jara, Carlos Vargas, Efrain Velarde; Rodrigo Millar, Mario Osuna, Aldo Rocha; Miguel Angel Sansores, Fernando Aristeguieta, Martin Rodriguez

THE PREDICTION

Monarcas Morelia have won just two of their eight Clausura matches so far, and they also register the league’s worst defensive record with 15 goals conceded. Necaxa are coming off a win that ended a negative streak of their own, but they seem to be on the rise while also looking healthier than Morelia. The hosts will build off their win against America the last time out and will win a second straight match in front of their crowd.

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