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

THE FACTS

When does Tijuana vs America kick off? Saturday 25th January, 2020 – 03:10 (UK)

Where is Tijuana vs America being played? Estadio Caliente, Tijuana

What TV channel is Tijuana vs America on? Fox Sports (Central America, Mexico), Fox Sports 2 (USA)

Where can I stream Tijuana vs America? Fox Play Norte (Central America, Mexico), FOX Play (USA)

Where can I get tickets for Tijuana vs America? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-xolos-de-tijuana-vs-club-america-sitio-oficial-de-compraventa/ev1311156

THE TEAM NEWS

TIJUANA

  • Club Tijuana are coming off a 3-0 away loss to Queretaro but they will aim to extend their solid home record here where they already registered a huge win over Santos Laguna in 2020. Playing at home was one of Tijuana’s strongest areas during the Apertura having posted a W4, D3, L2 record at Estadio Caliente.
  • Xolos will be at full strength entering this matchup as they do not have injury concerns. The border-based side are expected to field a very similar starting XI to the one that has been playing during the first two weeks of the season.

Expected starting XI: Manuel Gibran Lajud; Vladimir Lorona, Miguel Braghieri, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Aldo Cruz; Alfonso Sanchez, Jose Ignacio Rivero; Mauro Lainez; Miller Bolanos, Camilo Sanvezzo, Cesar Falletti

AMERICA

  • Club America have only played one match during the Clausura campaign but it began with a win as they secured a 1-0 victory over Tigres UANL. They have done a good job playing on the road since they posted a W3, D4, L2 away mark during the Apertura, including three straight games (W2, D1) without a loss.
  • Alex Renato Ibarra has been ruled out of this game due to a hamstring injury. Sebastian Cordova and Bruno Valdez are both likely to be game-time decisions, although only the Paraguay international is likely to feature here.

Expected starting XI: Guillermo Ochoa; Paul Aguilar, Bruno Valdez, Emanuel Aguilera, Luis Fuentes, Jorge Sanchez; Richard Sanchez, Jesus Escoboza, Fernando Gonzalez; Giovani dos Santos; Henry Martin

THE PREDICTION

Tijuana know their biggest chance to secure a positive result against a top team will come if they play at home so they should have full confidence in getting points from this fixture following what they already achieved against Santos Laguna. Despite that, Club America are the better side on paper and they should have a clear edge here based on the strength of their roster. Las Aguilas have also gone undefeated in six of their last seven H2H meetings against Tijuana (W3, D3, L1). Expect them to extend that solid record with another win here.

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