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

THE FACTS

When does Pachuca vs Santos Laguna kick off? Sunday 8th March, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Pachuca vs Santos Laguna being played? Estadio Hidalgo

What TV channel is Pachuca vs Santos Laguna on? Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte, TUDN USA, ESPN Deportes (USA)

Where can I stream Pachuca vs Santos Laguna? Claro Sports, FOX Play Norte, TUDN En Vivo, ESPN Deportes+

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

THE TEAM NEWS

PACHUCA

  • Pachuca sit in the middle of the standings in 11th place with 11 points, but they seem to be trending in the positive direction thanks to a W3, D1, L1 mark in their last five contests. They enter this game following a 1-1 draw at home against Queretaro the last time out.
  • Victor Mora, Pablo Lopez and Eugenio Pizzuto all remain sidelined and are not expected to return here. Emmanuel Garcia Vaca has been listed as questionable and resumed training already, so he could be back in the squad for this fixture.

Expected starting XI: Oscar Ustari; Kevin Alvarez, Oscar Murillo, Gustavo Cabral, Miguel Angel Tapias; Erick Aguirre, Luis Chavez, Jorge Daniel Hernandez, Francisco Figueroa; Franco Jara, Kazim

SANTOS LAGUNA

  • Santos Laguna have not been able to repeat what they did during the Torneo Apertura, but they seem to be on the rise as their 1-0 home win over Atlas extended their winning streak to three games. This has sent Santos all the way up to sixth place in the standings with 14 points.
  • Centre-back Hugo Isaac Rodriguez will be suspended for the second game of his two-match ban. The rest of the squad, however, should be fit and available for this contest so the manager could make any changes to snap the team out of their bad run of results.

Expected starting XI: Jonathan Orozco; Jose Van Rankin, Doria, Felix Torres, Gerardo Arteaga; Fernando Gorriaran, Carlos Orrantia, Ulises Rivas; Brian Lozano, Julio Furch, Eduardo Aguirre

THE PREDICTION

Both Pachuca and Santos Laguna enter this game in solid runs of form, as both have won three games over their last five – but the overall record gives Santos Laguna a slight edge. The fact that Pachuca are at home, however, might even things up since Los Tuzos are undefeated here (W2, D2) while Santos have dropped two of their four on the road (W1, D1, L2). Based on how evenly matched these two sides are, this game could easily end in a draw.

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