TIG vs LAF Dream11: Odds are stacked against Los Angeles FC heading into the CONCACAF Champions League final match against Tigres UANL. But the MLS outfit was in a similar position on many occasions in the tournament when they faced teams with bigger profile and experience of playing in a big tournament like this.
That LAFC came out unscathed from hose big matches and sent three Mexican sides packing home in the earlier rounds, shows that this club, which came into existent only in 2014, has come a long way.
Tigres UNAL must not be short of motivation either, to play out of their skins in this season-defining game. After all, their Liga MX season was cut short at the quarter-finals stage with the team losing 1-3 on aggregate against Cruz Azul.
The CONCACAF Champions League final match will be played at Exploria Stadium on Wednesday morning (IST). Here is TIG vs LAF Dream 11 Match Prediction.
Fixture Name And Competition: Tigres UANL vs Los Angeles FC: North American Champions League
Date & Time: 08:30 AM (IST), 23 December
Venue: Exploria Stadium
Tigres UANL: As mentioned above, Tigres were knocked out of Apertura quarterfinals by Cruz Azul. UANL left themselves with too much to do in the second leg, which they won 1-0 eventually, after losing the first leg 1-3.
But the team can still end the season with a bang, with the biggest trophy in South American club football dangling over their shoulders. So far, they have looked relentless, winning the last two rounds by a combined seven-goal margin, keeping shut outs in both.
Los Angeles FC: Bob Bradley's team has exceeded expectations so far. But the 3-1 win over the mighty Club America in the semi-final was far-fetched even for the most optimistic supporters of this team. The MLS outfit also beat another LIGA MX side Cruz Azul in the quarterfinals.
Head-to-head (last five meetings)
This will be the first-ever meeting between three-time CONCACAF Champions League runners-up Tigres UANL and the first-time finalist Los Angeles FC.
Tigres UANL Wins- 00
Los Angeles FC Wins– 00
Last meeting: NA
Live Streaming North American Champions League: No official streaming in India.
Tigres UANL Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Tigres UANL could be without two of their best players in the all-important CONCACAF Champions League final match against Los Angeles FC.
Tigres head coach Ricardo Ferretti affirmed in his press conference that in-form forward Andre-Pierre Gignac (thigh contusion) and winger Javier Aquino (muscle discomfort) are doubtful for the final. The duo will be given every chance to prove their fitness ahead of the match.
Julián Quiñones is out for long-term with a grade one tear in his right rear thigh. He won't be available for TIG vs OLI Dream11 Team Prediction.
Ecuadorian Jordan Sierra failed to make the cut due to varicocele (inflammation in the testicles).
In addition, Patrick Ogama Vendrechovskiis is recovering from a grade one tear in the left rear thigh. He was initially on the 25-man roster to play in the Concacaf Quarterfinals but has since been removed from the squad.
The following players have been called for the Concacaf Champions League:
A Delgado, E Avalos, J Garza, A Ramos, A Garza, Galindo, Nahuel, C Salcedo, H Ayala, R Carioca, T Nilo, Gignac, Nico, D Reyes, Purata, Venegas, L Fernandez, Pizarro, Aquino, F Meza, R Fulgencio, L Quinones, Rodrigues, Duenas, E Tercero
Expected changes: Coaches tend to be reluctant to make changes in the team in the later stages. But it Ferretti's hands are cuffed to some extent due to the knocks suffered by Aquino and Gignac in the last game. If the duo is available, Tigres should be more or less the same from the last match.
That said, Nicolas Lopez is an option to play in TIG vs LAF Dream11 Team Prediction match if any of the duo is not deemed fit for this clash.
Tigres UANL Starting XI (probables):
N Guzman (GK)
Luis Enrique Quiñones
Los Angeles FC Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: The MLS outfit will not be at full strength in their own right as midfielder Eduard Atuesta is set to sit out this game due to the red card he received in the semi-final match against Club America.
In addition, Defender Mohamed Traore is not on the roster and will be missing the LAF vs AME Dream11 Team Prediction match for the Los Angeles FC.
LAFC announced the following roster:
Goalkeepers: Pablo Sisniega, Kenneth Vermeer, Phillip Ejimadu
Defenders: Tristan Blackmon, Erik Dueñas, Tony Leone, Diego Palacios, Eddie Segura, Mohamed Traore, Mohamed El-Munir, Jesus Murillo, Dejan Jaković, Jordan Harvey
Midfielders: Eduard Atuesta, Latif Blessing, José Cifuentes, Bryce Duke, Francisco Ginella, Mark-Anthony Kaye
Forwards: Danny Musovski, Kwadwo Opoku, Brian Rodríguez, Diego Rossi, Christian Torres, Carlos Vela
Expected changes: With Atuesta out with a suspension, Latif Blessing is likely to start this match in the heart of the midfield. The rest of the playing 11 should pick itself from the last match.
Los Angeles FC Starting XI (probables):
K Vermeer (GK)
GK: K Vermeer
DEF: J Duenas, H Ayala, D Palacios, E Segura, T Blackmon
MID: L Quinones, J Aquino, C Vela (C)
FW: A Gignac (VC), D Rossi
TIG vs LAF Teams Captain options, Differential Picks
André-Pierre Gignac: He is a doubt to play here, but the Mexican team will leave no stone unturned to make him available to play in the final. The 35-year-old striker scored twice in the semifinals, taking his tally to five goals in five games in the Champions League this season.
Carlos Vela: Arguably, the best player for LAFC at the moment. The 31-year-old scored twice in the semi-final match against Club America and is in red-hot form at the moment.
X-factors, differential picks
Javier Aquino: He is with the Tigres since 2015, and has amassed 26 goals in 189 appearances. But it's not just the goals but his overall output, tackling and passing range, that makes him an indispensable player in this team.
Diego Rossi: Can pick a pass from the midfield and set his teammates through at the goal. But he is always a threat in front of the goal. He is a no-nonsense captain option in Dream 11 prediction teams.
TIG vs LAF Today Match Prediction Football Match
Bet 365 Odds
Tigres UANL To Win: 2.40 Or 41.67% chance to win
Draw: 3.00 Or 33.33% chance to win
Los Angeles FC to Win: 2.87 Or 34.84% chance to win
Tigres UANL To Win: 2.35 Or 42.55% chance to win
Draw: 3.00 Or 33.33% chance to win
Los Angeles FC to Win: 2.80 Or 35.71% chance to win
As you can see, the Today Match Prediction odds above, Tigres UANL is being seen as a slight favourite to win this match. So choose your TIG vs LAF Dream11 Match Prediction teams wisely.
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