The Chivas vs Dorados of Sinaloa Copa MX match will take place on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Banorte. Both teams are part of Group 6: Leon (5 points), Chivas (5 points), Necaxa (1 point), and Dorados (1 point). Only the first placed team will move on to the Copa MX quarterfinals- that is why both Chivas and Dorados desperately need the win. Dorados would be very close to elimination if it were to lose against Chivas.
Chivas is in deep turmoil. Benjamin Galindo has been released after a disappointing start of the season. Through five Apertura 2013 matches, Galindo’s Chivas only earned four points; in the Copa MX, Chivas was only able to defeat Necaxa once, tying the return leg against Necaxa. It appears the home loss against Puebla this past weekend was more than Vergara could handle.
Juan Carlos Ortega will be the new Chivas head coach. Ortega left his position as a coach for youth squads in the Mexican National Team to take the difficult Chivas challenge. The match against Dorados will be his first official game as Chivas’ head coach this season. Ortega spent several years working at several positions with Chivas, he knows the team well and should easily adjust to the position. Whether he succeeds or not is a completely different question though.
To further complicate things for Chivas, their start player, Marco Fabian, will likely be leaving the team in the near future. Chivas ownership has announced that they have given Fabian the green light to leave the club. It is rumored that he will be going to a team in Qatar, although nothing is official yet. An already struggling Chivas will be without Fabian very soon, but they will at least have him for the match against Dorados.
Dorados of Sinaloa have also been struggling, they have started off the Ascenso MX with 5 points earned though 4 matches, and currently sit in 11th place. In the Copa MX, Dorados were only able to earn 1 point in the two matches against Leon, and will need to at least draw Chivas in order to stay alive in the competition.
Chivas vs Dorados Copa MX Prediction
Chivas has a new coach and will be playing a much weaker Ascenso MX team. Chivas players should be motivated to impress their new head coach, nobody has earned a set spot in the starting eleven, and a good match in the Copa MX could be what pushes borderline players to the top. Look for Chivas to dominate the ball, and try to create opportunities. Although it will not be easy, I believe Chivas can pull off the away win. The Chivas vs Dorados match will end in a 1-0 away win for Chivas.
Chivas vs Dorados TV Schedule
The Chivas vs Dorados match will be televised this Tuesday, August 20, 2013 on Galavision at 7:00 PM Pacific.