The Apertura 2013 match, Chivas vs Jaguares, will take place this Saturday, July 27, 2013 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Victor Manuel Reyna. Chivas of Guadalajara will make their league debut in a city where they have not had much success in recent years. Meanwhile, this Jaguares is San Luis from last season but in a new uniform. In their opening match, they tied newly promoted Veracruz 2-2.
Chivas of Guadalajara is anxious to begin their Apertura 2013 season. They won 7 out of 8 games in what was a long preseason, but which also allowed the team to build confidence which has been lost in the past couple of years. The team coached by Benjamin Galindo has the pressure to gather positive results from the first game on as the fans are anxious for success. In the off season, the ‘Rebaño’ signed Nestor Vidrio and Aldo De Nigris; however, only Vidrio will play on Saturday as De Nigris is out with a knee injury.
Chiapas F.C., previously San Luis, made their debut as a “new” team in Week 1 when they visited Veracruz 2-2. That game showed that this team has the pressure to win in order to leave the relegation zone, although they are have a low talented squad which is one of the Liga MX’s worst. Against Chivas the renewed Jaguares will play their first home match in front of fans which are used to their team always fighting for a place in the playoffs. The new Chiapas may not have sufficient strength to earn that, therefore it will be interesting to see how the home crowd welcomes their new team.
Chivas vs Jaguares Prediction
The Chivas vs Jaguares Liga MX match will be a good match between one team who will fight against relegation all season long, and another who wants to demonstrate they are finally on a winning tract. Jaguares goes into the game with the pressure of obtaining a good result in front of their (new?) fans. Chivas on the other hand are favorites in this game considering their great preseason, and their win during the week in the Copa MX. The Chivas vs Jaguares match will end in a 2-1 win for the visitors.
Chivas vs Jaguares TV Schedule
The Chivas vs Jaguares match will be televised this Saturday, July 27, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 7:00 PM Pacific.