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Cruz Azul vs Lobos BUAP 2013 – Copa MX Preview

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The Cruz Azul vs Lobos BUAP 2013 match will be this Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (10:00 PM EDT) at the Estadio Azul.  Tuesday marks the return of the infamous Copa MX who critics mentioned it to be regular to below average in its first showing during the Apertura 2012.  Nonetheless, during the Copa MX of the Clausura 2013, Cruz Azul and Lobos BUAP will compete in Group 3 along with Atlas and Irapuato.

During the first edition of the cup, Lobos could not get passed the group stage, therefore they will attempt to reverse this by earning points against Cruz Azul.  Lobos is one of the top teams in the Ascenso MX, however, they are not one of the favorites to gain promotion this summer.  They will have a difficult match against Cruz Azul who will undoubtedly play with their subs.

Like Lobos BUAP, Cruz Azul did not pass into the knock-out stage in the Apertura 2012 Copa MX.  Tuesday’s game will show how serious this team considers the cup to be; will they use subs?  Cruz Azul will probably use their ‘B’ squad, but there is the possibility that foreign players, Nicolas Bertolo and Teofilo Gutierrez, get some minutes now that their working permits got approved by Mexican immigration.

Cruz Azul vs Lobos BUAP Prediction

Lobos BUAP has a chance to follow the steps of Dorados who won the tournament in the Apertura 2012.  To do this, not only will they have to start their best players, but also they will need to play their best football.  Cruz Azul is a difficult opponent even with its bench, therefore I cannot see how they will lose at home.  The Cruz Azul vs Lobos BUAP 2013 match score will be 3-1 for the home side.

Cruz Azul vs Lobos BUAP Television

The Cruz Azul vs Lobos BUAP 2013 match will be televised this Tuesday, January 15, 2013 on ESPN Deportes at 10:00 PM Eastern.