The Cruz Azul vs Atlante Liga MX Week 6 match will be held this Saturday, August 17, 2013 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. Cruz Azul has had a bit of a rough start this season, but they appear to be on the way back to the top of the standings. Atlante has been awful, and is already getting into serious relegation problems.
So far this season, Cruz Azul has won 2 games, tied once, and lost twice, for a total of 7 points- not bad, not good. Last week, they defeated Chivas 3-1, and they now have an excellent chance at extending their winning streak to 2, when they face off against the Liga MX’s weakest team.
Coach Memo Vazquez knows that after last season’s heart-breaking defeat in the final against America, he has no other option than to win the Liga MX if he wants to retain his position. It has been far too many years since Cruz Azul has won a title, and the institution and fans will not tolerate failure. Cruz Azul has the talent to once again make a deep run in the playoffs, and they need to start off a good streak with a win over an extremely weak Atlante.
Atlante can be easily picked out as the worst team in the Liga MX. Through 5 matches, they have lost 4, tied once, allowed 11 goals, and scored just 5 times. Coach Graniolatti is near the end of his tenure, after last week’s 4-2 loss at home against America, another loss here at Cruz Azul must certainly end his run as head coach of Atlante.
It is not all his fault though, the Atlante ownership has done a terrible job at strengthening the squad (i.e. they didn’t). When Kikin Fonseca is the guy leading your offense, you know you’re going to have problems.
Cruz Azul vs Atlante Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Atlante match will be a one-side game where Cruz Azul dominates and Atlante eventually loses. Cruz Azul has too much talent, and is playing against a team that would struggle in the Ascenso MX, look for a Cruz Azul victory. The Cruz Azul vs Atlante match will end in a 2-0 win for the home team.
Cruz Azul vs Atlante TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Atlante match will be televised this Saturday, August 17, 2013 on Univision at 3:00 PM Pacific.