The Puebla vs Xolos Tijuana match will take place this Sunday, September 29, 2013 (10:00 AM Pacific) at the Estadio Cuauhtemoc. Puebla and Xolos are not in their prime form coming into Sunday’s game as both sides are off a playoff seed, and both are urged for a win. With only six weeks left into the season, both teams must begin to improve on their performances, as anything else will translate into their elimination from playoff qualification.
Puebla has done poorly in this Apertura 2013 where they have only earned 12 points after 11 matches. Currently on 13th place, they are 5 points away from a playoff seed, but most importantly, they have not played well enough to satisfy the necessary means for a playoff team. Nonetheless, the ‘camoteros’ must play offensively in their match against Xolos as only a win will be sufficient to remain in the playoff run.
Xolos of Tijuana have improved their performances lately on the defensive and midfield ends; however, they have suffered gravely on offense. Jorge Almiron’s team has not been efficient on the upper half of the field, as their forwards Dario Benedetto and Herculez Gomez have been injured for most of the season. Against Puebla, Benedetto will once again be out, however, this game will be the debut of Gomez in the Liga MX with a Xolos jersey. The American striker had his official debut with Tijuana during the week in the Concachampions where he scored a hattrick in just 45 minutes,
Puebla vs Xolos Tijuana Prediction
The Puebla vs Xolos Tijuana match will be a hard fought contest between two sides who will have a difficult time reaching the opponent’s goal. While Puebla will attempt to use their home advantage, they still will not have the necessary means to create enough pressure to defeat the difficult Xolos defense. Club Tijuana will utilize the ex-Puebla striker, Herculez Gomez, to their advantage and the striker will be the difference maker on Sunday. In a good game, Xolos will earn their first win on the road, which will push them near the playoff seed battle. The Puebla vs Xolos Tijuana match will end in a 2-0 win for the visiting team.
Puebla vs Xolos Tijuana TV Schedule
The Puebla vs Xolos Tijuana match will be televised this Sunday, September 29, 2013 on ESPN Deportes and Azteca America at 10:00 AM Pacific.