The America vs Pachuca Liga MX Week 6 match will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2013 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Hidalgo. Both teams have had a good start to the season, and are favorites to make an appearance in the playoffs. This is a must-watch match, as it will feature two top Liga MX teams.
Club America has only played three matches this season, due to having their Week 1 & 2 matches against Tigres and Xolos postponed to October. In the three appearances they have made in the Liga MX, Club America is still undefeated, having won twice and tied once, for a total of 7 points.
Club America appears to have the same impressive style it displayed last season, of course, with the notable absence of Chucho Benitez. Now, Club America relies on the offensive prowess of the Mina-Jimenez duo up front, a partnership that has so far appeared to be working. Against Pachuca, Club America will face off against one of the top defenses in the Liga MX.
Pachuca is having a fairly good start to its season, two wins, two draws, and only one loss (against Xolos, where a clear goal of theirs was invalidated). Pachuca reinforced its offense with several key players, including one of the best strikers in the Liga MX: Duvier Riascos. Nonetheless, the addition of so many new players to the squad appears to have them struggling to gel, Pachuca has only scored five goals though five matches.
After a great start, winning both of its first games, Pachuca appears to be slowing down, having gone three games without winning, earning only 2 points in that stretch. Now, they will have to face Club America, a team with the talent necessary to make a run at a “bicampeonato”.
America vs Pachuca Prediction
The America vs Pachuca match will be a close game with few scoring opportunities. Both teams have great defenses, and will want to avoid opening up spaces in the back that would allow the opponent’s offense options on the attack. Coaches Caballero and Herrera would be happy with earning a point here, look for conservative approaches with an emphasis on defense. The America vs Pachuca match will end in a 1-1 draw.
America vs Pachuca TV Schedule
The America vs Pachuca match will be televised this Saturday, August 17, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 5:00 PM Pacific.