The Veracruz vs Jaguares Liga MX Week 1 match of the Apertura 2013 will be this Saturday, July 20, 2013 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Luis Pirata Fuente. The Tiburones Rojos will make their return to the first division in a direct match against relegation. Veracruz bought the rights to La Piedad who won promotion from the Ascenso MX, therefore they will begin the tournament in last place of the relegation table at 0.00 percentage. Meanwhile, Chiapas F.C. bought the rights to San Luis, and are in 2nd to last place of relegation with a poor 0.9853 percentage.
The Tiburones Rojos are the underdog of the Apertura 2013; by many they are the weakest team, and some may even despise them for buying their way into the Liga MX. Nonetheless, today they form 1 of the 18 clubs in the first division, and Saturday night will be another historic day for a team with great history in Mexican soccer.
In order to erase the title of underdog, Veracruz made numerous transactions in the off-season. The most noteworthy were the incorporation of Leiton Jimenez, Adrian Cortes, Oscar Mascorro, Christian Marrugo, Luis Tejada, and the ‘bomb’ signing of Angel Reyna. With these players plus a few others, Veracruz will have a competitive squad in the relegation battle. Luckily for them, they will begin their Apertura 2013 adventure at home, and against the league’s other weakest team. With a win or a tie, they will move in front of Jaguares in the relegation table.
Jaguares, now known more formally as Chiapas F.C., has a pair of important tournaments in their next year. During this Apertura 2013, and the next Clausura 2014, Jaguares will need to improve enough as to not become the next Ascenso MX team. The original Jaguares de Chiapas was in a good position in the relegation table, but they were sold to what is now Queretaro. In order to have a team in Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Luis was bought and made into the new Chiapas F.C. Their fans were fortunate to remain with a team, but they are unfortunate that they received San Luis’ relegation percentage.
Veracruz vs Jaguares Prediction
The Veracruz vs Jaguares match will be an interesting match because it will be between the two weakest teams in the Liga MX. These squads are the least talented, while they were also the most affected during the off-season. Saturday’s game will be a poor quality match, but it will be in a great atmosphere as the Luis Pirata Fuente stadium will be on its feet to welcome the return of their team. The Veracruz vs Jaguares match will end in a 1-1 tie.
Veracruz vs Jaguares TV Schedule
The Veracruz vs Jaguares Liga MX match will be televised this Saturday, July 20, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 5:00 PM Pacific.