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

THE FACTS

When does Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul kick off? Sunday 23rd February, 2020 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul being played? Estadio Azteca

What TV channel is Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul on? Univision, TUDN USA, ESPN Deportes

Where can I stream Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul? DAZN, Univision NOW, ESPN Deportes+

Where can I get tickets for Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul? https://www.ticketmaster.com.mx/cruz-azul-v-tigres-torneo-clausura-mexico-distrito-federal-02-22-2020/event/140056BEE99D0C05?_ga=2.12397757.825594150.1582132889-1189900908.1581643509

THE TEAM NEWS

TIGRES UANL

  • Tigres are coming off a 2-1 loss at Santos Laguna and their results have been extremely inconsistent as they are undefeated at home (W2, D1), but have dropped their three away matches to date. They currently sit in 10th place with seven points.
  • Rafael Carioca, Eduardo Vargas and Julian Quinones all remain sidelined due to minor injuries. Diego Reyes should be listed as questionable, while Francisco Meza and Jorge Torres are long-term absentees.

Expected starting XI: Nahuel Guzman; Luis “Chaka” Rodriguez, Carlos Salcedo, Jordan Sierra, Jorge Torres Nilo; Jesus Duenas, Guido Pizarro; Raymundo Fulgencio, Enner Valencia, Luis Quinones; Andre-Pierre Gignac

CRUZ AZUL

  • Cruz Azul are undoubtedly on the rise ahead of this match as they extended their undefeated streak to four games following a 2-1 away win at Chivas. Following two straight wins, La Maquina Cementera are in sixth place of the standings with 10 points.
  • Cruz Azul shouldn’t make too many changes to their recent starting lineup despite the potential return of Yoshimar Yotun in midfield. Igor Lichnovsky and Milton Caraglio remain out with ankle and hand injuries, respectively, while Gerardo Flores is a long-term absentee due to a leg problem.

Expected starting XI: Jose de Jesus Corona; Pablo Aguilar, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Juan Escobar, Adrian Aldrete; Luis Romo, Rafael Baca; Elias Hernandez, Roberto Alvarado, Jonathan Rodriguez; Santiago Gimenez

THE PREDICTION

Tigres have been extremely inconsistent so far but if they want a chance at a positive result it’s probably going to come at home in front of their crowd. Cruz Azul, however, are playing at a very high level and have the look of a potential title contender. La Maquina Cementera are also undefeated in their last five matches against Tigres in all competitions (W3, D2) and, if we include the recent form into the mix, then Cruz Azul should start this game as the favourite.

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