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

THE FACTS

When does Tijuana vs Leon kick off? Saturday 23rd November, 2019 – 03:10 (UK)

Where is Tijuana vs Leon being played? Estadio Caliente (Tijuana)

What TV channel is Tijuana vs Leon on? Fox Sports (Mexico), Fox Deportes (USA)

Where can I stream Tijuana vs Leon? Fox Sports Play, bet365 (where applicable)

Where can I get tickets for Tijuana vs Leon? https://xolos.stubhubtickets.com/entradas/es/comprarEvento?idEvento=5893&_ga=2.264667851.55204298.1574300272-193229001.1571416674

THE TEAM NEWS

TIJUANA

  • Club Tijuana enter this pivotal contest tied for eighth place with 24 points although if the season ended today, they would be out of the Apertura playoffs due to their inferior goal differential compared to Monterrey (-9 against Monterrey’s +2). They are on a two-game losing streak following a home 0-4 defeat against Rayados the last time out.
  • Xolos do not have any injury concerns ahead of this match but can welcome back Jordan Silva, who missed the previous match due to a suspension.

Expected starting XI: Manuel Gibran Lajud; Vladimir Loroña, Diego Braghieri, Julian Velasquez, Jordan Silva; Kevin Balanta, Leonel Miranda, Jose Ignacio Rivero; Miller Bolaños, Ariel Nahuelpán, Camilo Sanvezzo

LEON

  • Leon already booked their place in the Apertura playoffs and they sit in fourth place of the Apertura standings with 30 points. They are coming off a 4-0 home win over Toluca the last time out and aside from going undefeated in the last two matches (W1, D1), they have lost just once in their last five league contests (W3, D1, L1).
  • ‘Los Esmeraldas’ will be without star playmaker Luis Montes, who continues to deal with a leg problem, and veteran centre-back Andres Mosquera, who has also missed the last few matches due to injury. Ramiro Gonzalez is expected to be a game-time decision but if he is out as well, then the defence would be even more depleted.

Expected starting XI: Rodolfo Cota; Fernando Navarro, Ramiro Gonzalez (Juan Ignacio Gonzalez), Miguel Herrera, William Tesillo; Angel Mena, Yairo Moreno, Ivan Fernando Ochoa; Jean Meneses, Juan Jose Macias, Ismael Sosa

THE PREDICTION

Tijuana might be playing at home here, where they account for just one defeat in eight previous Apertura matches (W4, D3, L1), but that’s where the advantages end for them. Xolos have been extremely inconsistent over the last few weeks and their defence has been conceding too many goals. That shouldn’t bode well for their chances considering Leon own the league’s second-best attacking unit with an average of 2.11 goals scored per game. Leon also boast the better form over the last few games (W3, D1, L1) and that should be enough to have them as favourites here.

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