The Pumas vs Celaya Copa MX 2013 match will be played at the Estadio Olimpico Universitario on Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 PM Eastern. Pumas must win if it wants to keep up the pace with Puebla in Group 4 of the Copa MX. Celaya would essentially be eliminated with a loss at Pumas- they’re looking for at least a draw.
Pumas is 3 points behind Puebla in Group 4 of the Copa MX. The Universitarios cannot afford to lose any points at home against an Ascenso MX rival. The good news is that Pumas obliterated Ascenso MX rival, Merida, 5-0 in a home win that gave them the vital 3 points in the Copa MX. Pumas has shown it can defeat inferior opponents at home when necessary.
Pumas has once again had a rough start to the season, winning just 1 game out of 6 Liga MX matches played. Worst of all, Pumas has only scored 5 goals in those 6 matches, offense is definitely an issue. The Pumas vs Celaya match will help reinvigorate the offense, as the Liga MX squad is expected to easily defeat Celaya.
Celaya lost both of its Copa MX matches against Puebla by a combined score of 1-8. Celaya has 0 points and would be essentially eliminated with a loss at Pumas. Celaya has been doing slightly better in the Ascenso MX, having earned 8 points in 5 matches. However, it is likely that Celaya will field a weaker side against Pumas, saving the best players for the regular season matches.
Pumas vs Celaya Prediction
Torres Servin needs his team to win this game by many goals. It will boost the player’s morale and give confidence to the strikers that have been fairly disappointing in the regular season. Celaya will play an alternate squad (although Pumas will mostly do that too) and be outmatched. The Pumas vs Celaya Copa MX match will end in a 3-0 victory for Pumas.
Pumas vs Celaya Television
The Pumas vs Celaya match will be televised on Univision Deportes this Tuesday, February 12 at 10:00 PM Eastern.