The Cruz Azul vs Morelia Liga MX Week 16 match will take place this Saturday, November 2, 2013 (4:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul in Mexico City. Both teams find themselves in the playoff spots, and would secure an appearance in the liguilla with a victory.
Cruz Azul has earned 25 points through 15 matches, good enough to put them in 5th place, and just 1 win away from a guaranteed spot in the playoffs. Vazquez’ team has had a fairly good season, his team has not lost any of its past 5 games. Cruz Azul will have a good chance at attaining a victory over a somewhat weakened Morelia.
Morelia started off the season very well, but the team has slowed down in recent weeks. Morelia has only won 1 out of the past 5 matches, and has thus dropped down in the standings. Morelia currently sits in 6th place with 24 points. A win over Cruz Azul would secure them a spot in the playoffs, although a draw would also be a fairly good result.
It is important to note that Morelia will be missing their best striker, Hector Mancilla, who has scored 8 goals this season. Mancilla was red carded in the match against Chivas last week, and will thus be suspended for the away match against Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul vs Morelia Prediction
Cruz Azul is definitely on a better streak than Morelia, and they know that a win would secure them a playoff spot. Morelia has been struggling lately (I mean, they couldn’t even beat Chivas!), and will be missing Hector Mancilla. I see this match being tight, but ultimately ending in favor of the home team. The Cruz Azul vs Morelia match will end in a 2-1 win for Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul vs Morelia Television
The Cruz Azul vs Morelia match will be televised this Saturday, November 2, 2013 on Unimas at 4:00 PM Pacific.