The Cruz Azul vs Jaguares match will be played at the Estadio Azul on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 (5:00 PM Pacific). This Liga MX Week 3 match-up features a Cruz Azul squad that wants to continue winning at home, and a Jaguares that is still undefeated after two matches.
Cruz Azul started off the season with a 1-0 win at the Estadio Azul over Monterrey. Last week, the Cementeros traveled to Torreon and were defeated 3-2 in an exciting match against Santos. With three points earned in two matches so far, Cruz Azul will want to add another home win, a loss or draw would be too disappointing of a start for a team that wants to take another shot at the title.
It is also important to note that Gerardo Torrado will be serving a suspension he gained for 2 matches in the first game of the season against Monterrey. Even without their iconic midfielder, Cruz Azul should have enough talent to overcome a limited Chiapas squad.
Jaguares is undefeated through two matches, but is yet to taste victory. A 2-2 away draw against Veracruz and a 1-1 home draw against Chivas have left Chiapas with 2 points. Nonetheless, the team appears to be much improved from the sad version we saw in the Clausura 2013. Had it not been for a late goal from Chivas last Saturday, Jaguares would be sitting near the top of the standings.
Cruz Azul vs Jaguares 2013 Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Jaguares match should end up in favor of the home team. Cruz Azul has more talent, is playing at home, and is a strong contender to make it to the playoffs. Jaguares is a team that can at best hope to stave off relegation, their roster is simply too limited. Look for Cruz Azul to dominate possession while Jaguares defends and counterattacks. The Cruz Azul vs Jaguares match will end in a 2-0 victory for Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul vs Jaguares Television
The Cruz Azul vs Jaguares match will be televised on Univision Deportes on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 5:00 PM Pacific.