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

THE FACTS

When does Tigres UANL vs America kick off? Monday 2nd December, 2019 – 03:00 (UK)

Where is Tigres UANL vs America being played? Estadio Universitario de Nuevo Leon

What TV channel is Tigres UANL vs America on? TUDN (Mexico, USA)

Where can I stream Tigres UANL vs America? TUDN En Vivo (Mexico, USA), DAZN (Brazil), bet365 (geo-restrictions apply)

Where can I get tickets for Tigres UANL vs America? https://www.stubhub.cl/entradas-tigres-uanl-vs-club-america-liga-mx/ev1260447

THE TEAM NEWS

TIGRES UANL

  • Tigres ground out a great result in the first leg of this quarter-final tie, securing a 2-1 away win that puts them in the pole position to reach a semi-final berth. For what is worth, Tigres lost just once at home in the Apertura and conceded just seven goals, the second-lowest mark in the season.
  • Star goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán missed the first leg of this tie, and he will be unavailable once again. Julian Quinones and Francisco Torres are also out due to an injury. Manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti is not expected to make changes to the side that featured in the first leg.

Expected starting XI: Miguel Ortega; Luis “Chaka” Rodríguez, Hugo Ayala, Diego Reyes, Jorge Torres Nilo; Jesús Dueñas, Guido Pizarro, Rafael Carioca, Javier Aquino; Enner Valencia, André-Pierre Gignac

AMERICA

  • Club America wasted a great chance to move closer into the semi-finals after losing the first leg of this tie, and now they will have their work cut out since they will decide their fate on the road. During the Apertura regular season, America posted a W3, D4, L2 mark while conceding 12 goals and scoring 13.
  • Nicolas Castillo remains out due to an ankle injury, and he has been ruled out for this matchup. Federico Vinas missed the first leg, but he will be a game-time decision for this pivotal contest.

Expected starting XI: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Emanuel Aguilera, Jorge Sánchez; Guido Rodríguez, Richard Sánchez; Renato Ibarra, Giovani dos Santos, Andrés Ibarguen; Henry Martín

THE PREDICTION

These two sides match up quite well with each other and the fact that the first leg was decided by a second-half penalty goal from André-Pierre Gignac shows just how even things were. This won’t change for the second leg, but Tigres have the edge since they were one of the best teams in the Apertura regular season when playing at home, mostly due to their impressive defence. Los Felinos should be able to close things out and secure a semi-final berth with another win.

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