The Xolos Tijuana vs Santos Liga MX Week 7 match will take place this Friday, August 23, 2013 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana. In one of the best matches of the week, Xoloitzcuintles will host one of the three undefeated teams left in the Apertura 2013. Santos Laguna has played wonderful, and they are a favorite to obtain the 3 points this Friday night.
After 5 games, Xolos sits in 9th place of the regular standings with 7 points; 2 wins, 1 tie, and 2 losses. The team coached by Jorge Almiron still has not gained the hearts of the ‘xolofanatics’ as the team has been strongly irregular. The defense, which was Antonio Mohamed’s greatest strength, has received 7 goals. Meanwhile, Almiron showed off prior to the start of the season that his team would focus entirely on defense. Xolos have been everything but offensive this season, as they have lost their two matches (against Morelia and Monterrey) for styling formations with only one forward.
Santos Laguna has been great thus far into the season. They are currently in 3rd place after 5 games played with 11 points; 3 wins and 2 losses. Pedro Caixinha’s team has played fair on defense, but their greatest strength has been the offense. Mexican striker Oribe Peralta has played like the player who gave Mexico the gold medal in the London 2012 Olympics with his 5 goals.
Xolos Tijuana vs Santos Prediction
The Xolos Tijuana vs Santos match will be a great match between two teams hopeful for a playoff berth this season. Xolos has not played the great soccer they displayed when they were managed by Turco Mohamed. Under Almiron, Xolos has been inconsistent, bad on defense, and clearly lacking a coach with experience. Meanwhile, Santos have regained their elite form under coach Caixinha; they are strong on defense, and lethal on offense. The Xolos vs Santos match will end in a 2-0 win for Santos Laguna.
Xolos vs Santos TV Schedule
The Xolos vs Santos match will be televised this Friday , August 23, 2013 on Azteca America at 7:30 PM Pacific.