America vs Chiapas Jaguares – September 21, 2013 Prediction and TV Schedule

America vs Chiapas Jaguares – September 21, 2013 Prediction and TV Schedule

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The America vs Chiapas Liga MX Week 11 match will take place this Saturday, September 21, 2013 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City.  This might be one of the best matches of the week, as it features a strong Club America that is still undefeated at home, and a surprisingly good Chiapas that hasn’t lost an away match yet.

Club America finally tasted defeat, the Azulcremas traveled to Torreon last week and were defeated 2-1 by a scrappy Santos. The first loss of the season has pushed America off the first place spot, America currently sits in second place with 19 points, although it still has two more games left to play compared to the other top teams.

Miguel Herrera does not want his team to drop its form following the loss against Santos, that is why he will be making some changes for the match against Chiapas. Moises Muñoz is slightly injured and will not be playing, his replacement will be Hugo Gonzales; Moises is expected to return for the match against Veracruz. Herrera will also make two changes due to his decision (i.e. these players are not injured): Rubens Sambueza and Luis Gabriel Rey will play instead of Osvaldo Martinez and Narciso Mina.

Miguel Herrera hopes that these changes are enough to overcome a difficult Chiapas that has not lost any of its away matches. Chiapas has played five away matches, won once and tied four times. Overall, Chiapas has earned 17 points this season, placing it in 5th place. They are a tough team, and will be a difficult opponent for America. If Carlos Ochoa has a good game (5 goals this season), Chiapas might pull of the upset.

America vs Chiapas Prediction

This match will have America take the ball and focus on attacking, while Chiapas will hold back and counterattack. I believe that America will be motivated by its loss at Santos, and Herrera will get his players to earn a difficult home victory over Chiapas.  The America vs Chiapas match will end in a 2-0 win for the Azulcremas.

America vs Chiapas TV Schedule

The America vs Chiapas match will be televised this Saturday, September 21, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 3:00 PM Pacific.