The Cruz Azul vs Chivas Liga MX match will take place this Saturday, August 10, 2013 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. Both teams have had mediocre starts to their season, and are looking to add a victory that will take them out of the negative rut.
Cruz Azul has earned just 4 points through four matches, their overall record is 1 win, 1 draw, and 2 losses. Cruz Azul is currently on a three game win-less streak. After the week 1 victory over Monterrey at home, Cruz Azul was defeated at Torreon, tied against Chiapas at home, and lost at Veracruz last week. Now, Cruz Azul will be facing a mediocre Chivas squad that should not be a very tough opponent.
Chivas has had similar struggles. Chivas started off the season with a 1-1 draw at Chiapas, lost 2-0 against Veracruz at home, and defeated the weakest team in the Liga MX (Atlante) 1-0 at home. To further demonstrate the terrible state in Chivas, they tied 0-0 at home against Necaxa in a midweek Copa MX match. Coach Galindo’s excuse for the inexcusable draw was that “Necaxa is a top team in the Ascenso MX” (MedioTiempo).
Both coach Vazquez and coach Galindo are under heavy pressure to perform. Vazquez was given another shot at taking Cruz Azul to the championship game, anything other than a title this season would very likely end his tenure at the Mexico City based team. Galindo has one of the most finicky owners of the Liga MX as his boss. Given the bad season Galindo had at Chivas last season, I doubt Vergara would forgive a slow start in the Apertura 2013. A loss for either coach would put them under extremely heavy pressure (more so on Galindo).
Cruz Azul vs Chivas Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Chivas game will not be a high-scoring, entertaining match. Both coaches need to get at least a point from this match, and won’t risk too much on the attack. Look for a close game with few scoring opportunities, eventually ending in a draw. The Cruz Azul vs Chivas match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Cruz Azul vs Chivas TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Chivas match will be televised this Saturday, August 10, 2013 on Univision at 3:00 PM Pacific.