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

THE FACTS

When does Tijuana vs Puebla kick off? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 03:10 (UK)

Where is Tijuana vs Puebla being played? Estadio Caliente

What TV channel is Tijuana vs Puebla on? Fox Sports, ESPN Deportes, Fox Sports 2 (USA)

Where can I stream Tijuana vs Puebla? FOX Play, Foxsports.com (USA), ESPN Deportes+

Where can I get tickets for Tijuana vs Puebla? https://www.stubhub.com.mx/boletos-xolos-de-tijuana/ca1835

THE TEAM NEWS

TIJUANA

  • Tijuana are coming off a disappointing 1-0 home loss to Chivas Guadalajara and that result extended their winless streak to six games with three draws and three losses over that span. As a result, Xolos are in 16th place of the standings with six points.
  • Xolos will be depleted upfront in this contest as they will have two absences on the attacking end due to the suspensions of both Mauro Lainez and Miller Bolanos. The hosts do not have any injury absentees, however, so manager Gustavo Quinteros will try to field his best XI available.

Expected starting XI: Manuel Gibran Lajud; Vladimir Lorona, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Aldo Cruz, Jordan Silva; Alexis Castro, Christian Rivera, Jose Ignacio Rivero; Brayan Angulo, Camilo Sanvezzo, Erick Cubo Torres

PUEBLA

  • Puebla pulled off a shock last time out with a 2-0 home victory over Toluca. That said, Puebla have won just two matches in the Clausura and this result ended a five-game winless streak (D1, L4).
  • Puebla could be slightly weakened ahead of this contest as Jesus Paganoni and Brayan Angulo have missed several games in a row already, and both players should be treated as questionable. Javier Salas is suspended after being sent off the last time out.

Expected starting XI: Nicolas Vikonis; Jesus Zavala, Daniel Arreola, Maximiliano Perg, Salvador Reyes; Osvaldo Martinez, Christian Marrugo; Diego Abella, Omar Fernandez, Christian Tabo; Angel Zaldivar

THE PREDICTION

Puebla are coming off a better result the last time out and, to make things more interesting, they have had a marginally better season, all things considered. That said, Tijuana have more quality on both ends of the pitch, have the edge of playing at home and are due for bounce-back performance after under-performing massively recently and should take the three points.

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