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

THE FACTS

When does Puebla vs Toluca kick off? Saturday 22nd February, 2020 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Puebla vs Toluca being played? Estadio Cuauhtémoc

What TV channel is Puebla vs Toluca on? TUDN USA

Where can I stream Puebla vs Toluca? TUDN USA En Vivo, FuboTV

Where can I get tickets for Puebla vs Toluca? https://web.superboletos.com/SuperBoletos/PUEBLA/DEPORTIVO/PUE-LIGAMX-PUEBLA-APCL/jJgh8F9mbizriqP8F6PW6A

THE TEAM NEWS

PUEBLA

  • Puebla might have kicked things off with a win in the Clausura but their winless run reached five games when they stumbled to a 1-0 away loss at Pachuca the last time out. Puebla have won just one of their last 15 points available (D1, L4) and as a result sit in 17th place of the standings with only four points.
  • Javier Alvan Salas has been suspended due to his red card the last time out. Jesus Paganoni will be a game-time decision due to a concussion, and Brayan Angulo remains a long-term absentee due to his ankle injury. Alonso Zamora is also out due to an undisclosed injury.

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

TOLUCA

  • Toluca also enter this game on a five-game winless streak (D3, L2) and even though they are coming off a 3-2 home defeat to Pumas UNAM, they have shown some good things overall. Los Diablos Rojos have the worst defence in the league with 12 goals conceded and currently sit in 12th place of the standings with six points.
  • Veteran defender Fernando Tobio has been ruled out due to injury but the centre-back is yet to play a single minute so far in the Clausura campaign. Alan Medina is rehabbing from a broken leg, but he should be listed as doubtful.

Expected starting XI: Alfredo Talavera; Luis Donaldo Hernandez, Adrian Mora, Jonathan Maidana, Anibal Chala; Kevin Escamilla, Javier Guemez; Felipe Pardo, Leonardo Fernandez, Alexis Canelo; Emanuel Gigliotti

THE PREDICTION

Toluca and Puebla both enter this game riding five-game winless streaks but the feeling overall is quite different comparing both sides. While Toluca have been “in” most games this season, Puebla tend to crumble every time they concede and are yet to score a goal in any of their four league defeats this season. Toluca might have the worst defence of the league, but no team has scored fewer than Puebla’s three goals. If we also include the fact Toluca have already scored 11 times, then their firepower should be enough to list them as favourites here.

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