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

THE FACTS

When does Puebla vs Tigres UANL kick off? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Puebla vs Tigres UANL being played? Estadio Cuauhtémoc

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

Where can I stream Puebla vs Tigres UANL? Azteca Deportes En Vivo, Azteca Deportes En Vivo

Where can I get tickets for Puebla vs Tigres UANL? https://intl.stubhub.com/club-puebla-vs-tigres-uanl-liga-mx-tickets/ev1315461

THE TEAM NEWS

PUEBLA

  • Puebla have been long considered as one of the weakest sides in the Clausura, but they seem to be trending in the right direction of late since their 1-0 away win at Tijuana extended their winning run to two games. They sit in 13th place of the standings with 10 points.
  • Jesus Paganoni should remain questionable due to his concussion-related issues, while Brayan Angulo remains a long-term absentee. Javier Alvan Salas will be suspended for the second straight match.

Expected starting XI: Nicolas Vikonis; Alejandro Chumacero, Daniel Arreola, Maximiliano Perg, Jesus Zavala; Pablo Gonzalez, Osvaldo Martinez, Salvador Reyes; Christian Tabo, Angel Zaldivar, Omar Fernandez

TIGRES UANL

  • Just like Puebla, Tigres also have 10 points but sit above this game’s opponents due to their superior goal differential. Tigres are coming off their best performance of the season with a 3-0 home victory over Pumas and that left a two-game losing streak in the rear view.
  • Tigres UANL do not have confirmed absentees but they have two questionable players ahead of this contest since Jorge Torres Nilo and Diego Reyes will be game-time decisions. The potential absence of these two veterans could weaken the defence considerably.

Expected starting XI: Nahuel Guzman; Luis Alfonso Rodriguez, Hugo Ayala, Francisco Meza, Jesus Duenas; Javier Aquino, Rafael Carioca, Guido Pizarro, Raymundo De Jesus; Enner Valencia; Andre-Pierre Gignac

THE PREDICTION

Tigres and Puebla both sit in the lower part of the Clausura standings with 10 points out of their first eight matches but this game could be a clash of styles. While Tigres have a stronger attack (10 goals against Puebla’s six), Puebla are better defensively with seven goals conceded against Tigres’ eight. If we check the quality of both sides, however, Tigres should be listed as the stronger side and that might be enough here. Tigres’ superior attack should be able to penetrate Puebla’s defensively and the visitors are likely to win here.

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