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

THE FACTS

When does Puebla vs Santos Laguna kick off? Saturday 8th February, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Puebla vs Santos Laguna being played? Estadio Cuauhtémoc

What TV channel is Puebla vs Santos Laguna on? Sky HD, Azteca 7, TUDN USA

Where can I stream Puebla vs Santos Laguna? Azteca Deportes En Vivo, TUDN En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Puebla vs Santos Laguna? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-club-puebla-vs-santos-laguna-liga-mx/ev1315459

THE TEAM NEWS

PUEBLA

  • Puebla enter this game in a poor run of form since they are coming off a 1-0 home loss against America earlier this week. That result pushed their losing streak to three contests, and they have not scored a single goal in each of those outings. They sit in 16th place of the standings with three points.
  • Jesus Paganoni continues to deal with concussion-like symptoms, and he should be listed as questionable ahead of this contest. Carlos Gerardo Rodriguez missed Tuesday’s match against Club America with his status for this game also uncertain.

Expected starting XI: Nikolas Vikonis; Alan Acosta, Maximiliano Perg, Jesus Zavala, Salvador Reyes; Javier Salas; Christian Tabo, Alejandro Chumacero, Osvaldo Martinez, Omar Fernandez; Angel Zaldivar (Christian Menendez)

SANTOS LAGUNA

  • Santos have not started the season on a strong note since they have won just one of three matches – W1, D1, L2 – and they are winless in their last two outings. They are coming off a 1-1 home draw against Pumas UNAM.
  • Santos Laguna are injury free ahead of this contest, and they should be able to field a starting XI that is close to their best. One of the biggest doubts lies at centre-back, where Felix Torres and Hugo Rodriguez are vying to play alongside Doria.

Expected starting XI: Jonathan Orozco; Jose van Rankin, Felix Torres (Hugo Rodriguez), Doria, Gerardo Arteaga; Ulises Rivas, Fernando Gorriaran; Erick Castillo, Diego Valdes, Brian Lozano; Julio Furch

THE PREDICTION

Puebla were one of the worst teams in the Apertura campaign, and things have not changed for them ahead of the first four Clausura matches – they are on a three-game losing streak while scoring just once in four league matches so far. Santos Laguna have been struggling so far in the Clausura with only one win, but they have scored five goals already and they are looking for a bounce-back performance. Ultimately, the visitors are better than what the numbers indicate and should be able to claim the win here.

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