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

THE FACTS

When does Queretaro vs Necaxa kick off? Sunday 1st December, 2019 – 03:05 (UK)

Where is Queretaro vs Necaxa being played? Estadio La Corregidora

What TV channel is Queretaro vs Necaxa on? Fox Sports 2, Imagen Television

Where can I stream Queretaro vs Necaxa? Fox Sports Play, bet365 (geo-restrictions apply)

Where can I get tickets for Queretaro vs Necaxa? https://www.eticket.mx/paso1a.aspx?idevento=26129

THE TEAM NEWS

QUERETARO

  • Queretaro enter the second leg of this quarter-finals tie with their backs against the wall since they lost 3-0 in the first leg, albeit on the road. Now they return home, where they lost just two out of nine games during the Apertura regular season (W5, D2, L2). They are on a four-game undefeated streak at home as well (W3, D1).
  • Gallos Blancos do not have any injury concerns ahead of this matchup. However, the coaching staff could try to make a few changes to the starting lineup following the poor performance in the previous match. Expect Queretaro to play with a very attack-minded squad.

Expected starting XI: Gil Alcala; George Corral, Jair Pereira, Luis Romo, Jesús Escoboza; Jordan Sierra, Clifford Aboagye; Jeison Lucumí, Ayron del Valle, Aké Arnaud Loba; Enrique Triverio

NECAXA

  • Necaxa struggled at home during the regular season but they made the most of their opportunity and defeated Queretaro 3-0 in the first leg of the quarter-finals. They will have a golden chance to reach the semi-finals since Necaxa were the better away team in the Apertura during the regular season, winning six of nine possible matches (W6, L3).
  • Los Rayos will only have two absentees ahead of this matchup, as Ventura Alvarado might miss out on this match following the injury that forced him to remain out of the first leg. Carlos Guzman is a long-term absentee for the Aguascalientes team.

Expected starting XI: Hugo González; Ricardo Chávez, Alexis Peña, Rodrigo Noya, Fernando Meza, Cristián Calderón; Claudio Baeza, Luis Felipe Gallegos, Jesús Angulo; Mauro Quiroga, Juan Delgado

THE PREDICTION

Necaxa and Queretaro ended the Apertura regular season quite balanced since both ended the campaign with the same points (31), same record (W9, D4, L5) and same five-game form (W2, D1, L2). The lone reason Queretaro finished on top was their superior goal differential of +12 against Necaxa’s +10. However, Necaxa have won both meetings this season, and they are on a three-game winning run against Gallos Blancos during this calendar year. If we also include Necaxa’s solid away performances during the 2019-20 season thus far, then the visitors should be listed as favourites ahead of this match to finish off the job from the first leg.

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