The Chivas vs Puebla Liga MX Week 6 match will take place on Sunday, August 18, 2013 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Omnilife. Both teams are desperate for both points, Chivas and Puebla have started off the season with terrible results, and are sitting near the bottom of the standings.
Coach Galindo is under extreme pressure from the Chivas ownership (i.e. Vergara). Chivas had a bad run last season, and they have started off slow again. After four matches, Chivas has won just once, tied once, and lost twice. Most importantly, the team has looked bad in all four matches.
Playing at home against a Puebla that has also been struggling, it is very likely that Vergara would end Galindo’s tenure as Chivas’ head coach if a win is not achieved. It will be a difficult challenge, as Chivas has only scored 3 goals in four matches; the offense is once again the issue holding back this Guadalajara based team.
Puebla is also having a rough start to the Apertura 2013. After five games, Puebla has earned just four points, thanks to its four draws and one loss, it still waiting for its first victory. The Puebla ownership decided to end Manuel LaPuente’s contract, and have assigned Ruben Omar Romano as the new head coach of Puebla.
The experienced Argentine-Mexican coach has the complicated task of taking a weak roster and trying to save the team from relegation. Chivas is a good opponent for Romano’s opening away match- a struggling opponent with an pressured head coach.
Chivas vs Puebla Prediction
Chivas and Puebla have been playing sub-par this season, and are desperate to earn points. Galindo absolutely needs to win, as a loss against a weak Puebla would very likely leave him without a job. Romano wants to start off on the right foot, and an away draw at Chivas would be a fantastic result. Nonetheless, I believe that Chivas will rally around their coach and come up with a tight victory. The Chivas vs Puebla match will end in a 1-0 home win for Chivas.
Chivas vs Puebla TV Schedule
The Chivas vs Puebla match will be televised this Sunday, August 18, 2013 on Unimas at 3:00 PM Pacific.