The Chivas vs Queretaro Liga MX Week 7 game be on Friday, August 23, 2013 (5:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio La Corregidora in Queretaro. Chivas of Guadalajara will have the Liga MX debut of their new coach, Juan Carlos Ortega; who debuted and won in the Copa MX mid-week. Queretaro meanwhile, is still reaching for a high form, therefore a win against Chivas will be a parameter to understand where they are.
Chivas has the fans used to drama. Once again, this past week was filled with rumors and controversy, as Benjamin Galindo was discharged from his coaching position, and Marco Fabian was strongly rumored to leave to Qatar. Galindo was replaced by Ortega, who obtains a position where he will be highly pressured to obtain good results, and quickly.
Fabian decided to remain with Chivas, although his transfer was valued at $10 million, while his salary would have been near $20 million dollars over 5 years in Qatar. Fabian stayed because he wants to play in next year’s World Cup, and on Friday he needs to demonstrate he is fully devoted to his team with a good performance. There is no more time for Chivas; they need to start winning now, otherwise expect more drama by the end of the season.
Queretaro has not played all that bad, but their results have not translated into points. The team coached by Ignacio Ambriz won 1, tied 3, and lost 2, leading them to the 12th place in the regular standings. Like Chivas, Gallos Blancos has much to improve, therefore coach Ambriz will have the same pressure to obtain a win at the ‘Corregidora’.
Chivas vs Queretaro Prediction
The Chivas vs Queretaro match will be a difficult contest for both teams. Both squads have underperformed in the season, and both are urged to win if they want a chance at this season’s playoffs. Friday will be a good match, however, neither side will be able to hurt the other. The Chivas vs Queretaro match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Chivas vs Queretaro TV Schedule
The Chivas vs Queretaro match will be televised this Friday , August 23, 2013 on Azteca America at 5:30 PM Pacific.