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

THE FACTS

When does Pachuca vs Guadalajara kick off? Sunday 19th January, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Pachuca vs Guadalajara being played? Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca de Soto

What TV channel is Pachuca vs Guadalajara on? Claro Sports (Mexico, South America), Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte (Mexico, Central America), Univision (USA)

Where can I stream Pachuca vs Guadalajara? Univision NOW, Fox Sports Play

Where can I get tickets for Pachuca vs Guadalajara? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-pachuca-fc-vs-chivas-de-guadalajara-liga-mx/ev1316168

THE TEAM NEWS

PACHUCA

  • Pachuca started the season with a negative result, as they suffered a 2-1 away loss to Pumas UNAM in the Clausura opener. This will be their first home game of the Clausura, and they registered a W4, L5 mark at Estadio Hidalgo in the Apertura.
  • Pachuca could be slightly weakened on the defensive side of the ball since Emmanuel Garcia Vaca and Victor Mora have both been ruled out through injury. The rest of the team should be available, including star signing Colin Kazim-Richards who could be available off the bench once again.

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

GUADALAJARA

  • Chivas kicked off their Clausura campaign with a strong 2-0 home win over Juarez, and now they will embark on their first away contest of 2020. They struggled on the road during the Apertura, however, as they posted a W2, D3, L4 outside of their venue during the Apertura.
  • Guadalajara will be near to full strength ahead of this contest. Their lone absentee will be centre-back Oswaldo Alanis, who has been dealing with an undisclosed injury. The rest of the squad should be available, including most of the new signings.

Expected starting XI: Jose Rodriguez; Jesus Sanchez, Hiram Mier, Gilberto Sepulveda, Miguel Ponce; Jesus Molina, Fernando Beltran; Isaac Brizuela, Javier Lopez, Ernesto Vega; Juan Jose Macias

THE PREDICTION

Pachuca didn’t have a good start to the season, while Guadalajara looked dominant in the first match of the campaign. While Pachuca struggled at home and Guadalajara had their fair share of problems on the road, it seems Chivas have a far stronger squad while incorporating several new players into the fold. Chivas should be able to secure the three points here.

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