The Cruz Azul vs Queretaro Liga MX Week 8 match will take place on Saturday, August 31, 2013 (2:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio 10 de Diciembre. Cruz Azul is riding a hot streak, and will want to continue it with a win over a decent Queretaro squad.
This match was originally scheduled to be played at the Estadio Azul, but due to concerns about unavailability of security forces due to large political manifestation in Mexico City, the game will be played at the 17,000 seat Estadio 10 de Diciembre. Cruz Azul could have postponed the match to Monday (like the Pumas vs America match), but ultimately decided to change the venue in order to have access to their key players that will be participating with their national teams next week.
Cruz Azul currently sits in 4th place with 13 points, having won its last three matches. Now, they will face off against a feisty Queretaro squad that is riding a three game undefeated streak. It will be interesting to see how the change in venue affects Cruz Azul.
Queretaro sits in 8th place with 9 points, and is playing well enough to be currently occupying one of the playoff spots (plenty of games still left to play though). Queretaro have tied twice and one once in the last three matches, and will be looking to earn at least a draw against Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul vs Queretaro Prediction
Cruz Azul has been playing quite well, and has a roster clearly superior to that of Queretaro. The only disadvantage Cruz Azul is facing is the fact that this “home” game is actually being held outside of the Estadio Azul. Although the game will be close, I expect Cruz Azul to come out with the victory. The Cruz Azul vs Queretaro match will end in a 1-0 victory for Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul vs Queretaro TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Queretaro match will be televised this Saturday, August 31, 2013 on Univision at 2:00 PM Pacific.