The Cruz Azul vs Herediano match will take place this Thursday, August 22, 2013 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. The ‘cementeros’ will make their first ever appearance at the CONCACAF Champions League when they host Herediano from Costa Rica. Both teams are part of Group 3 which also includes Valencia from Haiti.
The team coached by Guillermo Vazquez will make their debut at the CCL. Cruz Azul will host Herediano who currently leads Group 3 after defeated Valencia (Haiti) 6-1. Considering Herediano’s win by such a large margin, the Costa Rican club and cementeros are direct rivals in the group. The Concachampions consists of 8 groups, where only the first placed team qualifies into the next round.
Thursday’s game could become a good match-up in case the home team uses an alternate squad filled with youngsters. Otherwise, Cruz Azul will be too talented and too much to handle for Herediano. The cementeros are on a good run in the Liga MX after winning 3 games, tying 2, and losing 1; Herediano is tied for 1st place in their domestic league with 4 points.
Cruz Azul vs Herediano Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Herediano match will be a slightly closer contest than expected, considering the cementeros will use many bench and alternate players. Herediano will be no easy rival, however, they do not have enough to defeat a strong Cruz Azul line-up. The Cruz Azul vs Herediano match will end in a 2-1 win for the home team.
Cruz Azul vs Herediano TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Herediano match will be televised this Thursday, August 22, 2013 on Galavision at 5:00 PM Pacific.