The Atlas vs Cruz Azul, Liga MX Week 13 match will take place this Saturday, October 5, 2013 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara. This match has two teams that are having very different seasons. On one hand, we have an Atlas squad that has yet to win a game, and is out of playoff contention. Meanwhile, Cruz Azul is a couple of wins away from clinching a spot in the playoffs, and has had a pretty decent season.
Atlas has only earned 8 points out of 12 matches played so far, all of them through ties. The team has allowed 22 goals and only scored 13, a huge contrast to last season, when Atlas was the best defense in the Liga MX. Throughout all of these terrible results, Omar Asad has somehow been able to maintain his position as head coach of Atlas.
Last Week, Atlas disputed the Clasico against Chivas, and came out with a draw, in big part due to bad refereeing. Given that Chivas is one of the worst teams in the league, it was likely Atlas’ best chance at finally earning a win this season. Now, Atlas must face a difficult Cruz Azul that will be looking to secure a spot in the playoffs.
Cruz Azul has earned 20 points and currently sits in 7th place. A win against Atlas would put them just 1 more win away from securing a playoff spot, and give them a chance at breaking the 15+ year champion-less streak. Coach Vazquez knows that winning the Liga MX title will be the only thing that keeps him in the head coach position, and he has done a decent job with Cruz Azul this season.
Atlas vs Cruz Azul Prediction
Atlas has tied four out of the 5 matches played at the Estadio Jalisco, while Cruz Azul has had decent results in away games. Cruz Azul should be able to at least earn a draw in Guadalajara, as Atlas has not shown any signs of improvement recently. Look for a feisty Atlas that will ultimately come out short of a win. The Atlas vs Cruz Azul match will end in a 2-2 draw.
Atlas vs Cruz Azul TV Schedule
The Atlas vs Cruz Azul will be televised this Saturday, October 5, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 7:00 PM Pacific.