2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Pumas UNAM vs Morelia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Pumas UNAM vs Morelia kick off? Sunday 23rd February, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Pumas UNAM vs Morelia being played? Estadio Olimpico de Universitario

What TV channel is Pumas UNAM vs Morelia on? ESPN2 Norte, TUDN USA, Univision

Where can I stream Pumas UNAM vs Morelia? ESPN Play Norte, TUDN En Vivo, Univision NOW

Where can I get tickets for Pumas UNAM vs Morelia? https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/pumas-v-morelia-torneo-clausura-2020-mexico-23-02-2020/event/1400582F1414F3D0

THE TEAM NEWS

PUMAS UNAM

  • Pumas UNAM are the only undefeated team in the league and sit at the top of the standings with 14 points out of the first six matches thanks to four wins and two draws. Their recent match ended in a huge 3-2 away win at Toluca.
  • Pumas should be close to full strength ahead of this contest with their lone absentee Nicolas Freire, who continues to deal with a sprained ankle, and is still a few weeks away from returning to action.

Expected starting XI: Alfredo Saldivar; Alan Mozo Rodriguez, Johan Vasquez, Manuel Mayorga, Luis Quintana; Marco Garcia (Juan Pablo Vigon), Andres Iniestra; Pablo Barrera, Favio Alvarez, Sebastian Saucedo; Carlos Gonzalez (Juan Dinenno)

MORELIA

  • Morelia have been on the rise but at the same time they look a bit inconsistent. They are on a two-game undefeated streak thanks to a 1-1 draw at home against Tijuana but have won just once so far in the league (W1, D2, L3) and sit in 16th place with five points.
  • Peruvian winger Ray Sandoval remains sidelined and he will miss the remainder of the season due to an ACL injury, while Rodrigo Millar is questionable due to a hamstring problem. Monarcas do not have any other injuries to report, so they shouldn’t make too many changes to the side that has been playing of late.

Expected starting XI: Sebastian Sosa; Jose Enrique Ortiz, Gabriel Achilier, Gonzalo Jara, Sebastian Vegas; Aldo Rocha, Mario Osuna; Luis Mendoza, Jorge Valdivia, Martin Rodriguez; Fernando Aristeguieta

THE PREDICTION

Morelia are a complicated team and enter this game riding a two-game undefeated streak. Even if they have enough talent to go toe-to-toe with any side in the competition, it’s worth noting they tend to struggle defensively on the road where they average 2.0 goals conceded per game in the Clausura. That should be music to Pumas’ ears, as they own the league’s best attack with 15 goals scored (2.5 per game) while notching seven of those in three home games. Pumas should extend their undefeated run here with another win.

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