The Morelia vs Pachuca Liga MX Week 8 match will take place on Friday, August 30, 2013 (5:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Morelos. Morelia is one of the best teams in the Liga MX, and will face off against a struggling Pachuca that is desperate to earn a win.
Morelia lost the first spot in the standings after it lost its Week 7 match against a red-hot Club America 3-1. Morelia currently sits in third place with 13 points. Even after the setback against America, Morelia is still a top team in the Apertura 2013 that has played an impressive offensive game.
Morelia has scored 13 goals in seven matches, the second best offensive record in the league. Morelia’s only fault is its weak defense, which was evident against Club America.The Monarcas have allowed 10 goals in 7 matches, placing them faraway from the best defense in the Liga MX.
Nonetheless, Morelia has the upper hand in the match against Pachuca, as the Tuzos have been struggling lately. Pachuca has not won since Week 2; after winning the first two games of the season, Pachuca has gone on to tie three times and lose twice, for a five game win-less streak.
The Week 7 match was a disappointing away draw against a very weak Atlante. The main problem with Pachuca is its weak offense, which has scored just six goals. Duvier Riascos, the ex-Tijuana player brought in to revitalize a Pachuca offense that has been struggling several season now, is yet to score a goal, and is far from the figure we saw when Turco Mohamed coached him.
Morelia vs Pachuca Prediction
The Morelia vs Pachuca match will be an interesting game where Morelia dominates the ball and attacks, the way coach Bustos prefers. Pachuca will sit back and try to counterattack with speedy strikers, such as Riascos. In the end, the Morelia offense will prove too much for the struggling Tuzos. The Morelia vs Pachuca match will end in a 2-1 victory for Morelia.
Morelia vs Pachuca TV Schedule
The Morelia vs Pachuca match will be televised this Friday, August 30, 2013 on Azteca America at 5:30 PM Pacific.