Last season’s Apertura victors have made a sturdy start to the latest tournament but face a tough test in the shape of Guadalajara
Leon will seek to make it five wins in a row across all competitions when they face Chivas at Estadio Akron in Liga MX this week.
Last season’s Apertura victors have made a strong start to the latest tournament but face a tough test in the shape of Guadalajara, who themselves are out to move up the table.
Ahead of the game, Goal has the details of how to watch on TV, stream online, team news and more.
TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Gudino, Rodriguez, Jimenez|
|Defenders||Mayorga, Sepulveda, Briseno, Olivas, Ponce, Mier, Aguayo, Calderon, Chiquete|
|Midfielders||Molina, Brizuela, Sanchez, Angulo, Beltran, Torres, Flores, Carlos Cisneros, Magana, Hernandez, Organista|
|Forwards||Huerta, Antuna, Zaldivar, Vega, Godinez, Ronaldo Cisneros, Peralta|
Having held last season’s Clausura runners-up Santos Laguna to a hard-earned point over the weekend, Victor Manuel Vucetich will be determined for Guadalajara to find a first win since July.
Alexis Vega picked up a post-Tokyo 2020 start in that goalless game and is likely to keep his spot in attack, with the hosts set to retain the 4-4-2 formation they fielded on the road.
Predicted Chivas starting XI: Rodriguez; Sanchez, Briseno, Olivas, Mayorga; Antuna, Torres, Flores, Molina, Carlos Cisneros; Vega, Zaldivar.
|Goalkeepers||Blanco, Cota, Vazquez, Aguilar|
|Defenders||Buron, Mosquera, Navarro, Tesillo, Barreiro, R. Gonzalez, O. Rodriguez, P. Hernandez, J. Gonzalez|
|Midfielders||J. Rodriguez, Montes, E. Hernandez, Meneses, Diaz, Colombatto, Fernandez, Ambriz, Ramirez, Zamudio, Rangel, Morales|
|Forwards||Davila, Mena, Ormeno, Gigliotti, Leon|
Since that opening weekend humbling against Pachuca, Leon have not looked back once, with their Leagues Cup demolition of Sporting Kansas City an early-season highlight.
Ariel Holan will hope they can deliver more of the same as they look to further consolidate their place among the frontrunners, with Víctor Davila and Angel Mena set to lead the line once more.
Predicted Leon starting XI: Cota; Mosquera, R. Gonzalez, Tesillo, O. Rodriguez; Fernandez, J. Rodriguez, Colombatto; Mena, Davila, E. Hernandez.
Last five results
|Chivas results||Leon results|
|Santos Laguna 0-0 Chivas (Aug 15)||Leon 3-0 Mazatlan (Aug 14)|
|Chivas 2-2 Juarez (Aug 7)||Sporting Kansas City 1-6 Leon (Aug 10)|
|Puebla 0-2 Chivas (Jul 30)||Queretaro 0-1 Leon (Aug 5)|
|Chivas 1-2 Atletico San Luis (Jul 24)||Leon 2-1 Tijuana (Jul 31)|
|Pachuca 1-3 Chivas (Jul 15)||Pachuca 4-0 Leon (Jul 24)|
|4/4/2021||Leon 1-3 Chivas|
|12/5/2020||Leon 1-0 Chivas|
|12/2/2020||Chivas 1-1 Leon|
|7/25/2020||Chivas 0-0 Leon|
|3/1/2020||Chivas 2-0 Leon|