2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Puebla vs Queretaro Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Puebla vs Queretaro kick off? Saturday 25th January, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Puebla vs Queretaro being played? Estadio Cuauhtémoc, Puebla

What TV channel is Puebla vs Queretaro on? Azteca 7 (Mexico), TUDN (USA)

Where can I stream Puebla vs Queretaro? Azteca Deportes En Vivo (Mexico), TUDN En Vivo (USA)

Where can I get tickets for Puebla vs Queretaro? https://redboletos.com/ef?k=2411

THE TEAM NEWS

PUEBLA

  • Puebla began their season with a shock 1-0 away win at Atlas in their Torneo Clausura opener and now they are ready to make their home debut in the tournament. They posted a W3, D2, L4 mark at Estadio Cuauhtémoc during the 2019 Apertura – that was the league’s fourth-worst home record.
  • Puebla won’t have full-back Brayan Angulo and centre-back Alonso Zamora, so their defensive depth could be slightly trimmed. Midfielder Pablo Gonzalez has been suspended for this contest after a red card in the opening game whilst Christian Menendez is doubtful due to a neck problem.

Expected starting XI: Nicolas Vikonis; Daniel Arreola, Jesus Paganoni, Maximiliano Perg, Carlos Rodriguez; Alejandro Chumacero, Christian Marrugo, Osvaldo Martinez; Omar Fernandez, Christian Tabo, Diego Abella

QUERETARO

  • Queretaro have been extremely inconsistent to begin their year as they kicked things off with a loss at Leon but secured a win over Tijuana last week. Aiming for their first away win of the Clausura, Queretaro registered a W4, D2, L3 mark on the road during the Clausura – the league’s fifth-best.
  • Gallos Blancos shouldn’t have many absentees ahead of this contest, although their defensive depth is likely to be a bit slim considering both Jair Pereira and Alexis Perez will be ruled out for this contest. They are expected to field a team similar to last week’s with Ariel Nahuelpan set to play despite being forced off with a knock against Tijuana.

Expected starting XI: Gil Alcala; Jaime Gomez, Enrique Lopez, Julian Velasquez, Ariel Hernandez; Jonathan Perlaza, Clifford Aboagye, Marcel Ruiz, Fabian Castillo; Jeison Lucumi, Ariel Nahuelpan (Enrique Triverio)

THE PREDICTION

Puebla struggled at home during the Apertura, while Queretaro looked extremely solid away from home where they earned nearly half of their points during the first half of the season. Puebla will be itching to extend their perfect start to the campaign, but Gallos Blancos seem to be the stronger side on paper while also shaping as favourites due to their stronger offense and overall form since the start of the 2019-20 season. Gallos Blancos should be able to secure the win here.

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