The America vs Tigres match will take place this Saturday, January 4, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azteca. This match will be a memorable game for the ‘aguilas’ as not only do they play their first match in the Clausura 2014, but it also marks the official debut of their new coach Antonio Mohamed. On the other side is UANL Tigres, who will attempt to have a successful tournament, and improve on their performance from last season where they finished in 8th place.
Club America and their fans are excited and ready to begin another tournament when they host Tigres at the start of the Clausura 2014. The team from ‘coapa’ had a disappointing finale in what was also the end of an era under coach Miguel Herrera when they lost the Apertura 2013 final against Club Leon. Nonetheless, this Saturday will be a memorable day for America as it will be the first match under ‘Turco’ Mohamed. It will be interesting to see how the team plays with a formation of 5 defenders, considering Mohamed used a line of 4 when he lead Xolos of Tijuana to the Clausura 2012 title.
While everyone will have their eyes on America, people cannot forget about Tigres. The team lead by Ricardo Ferretti had a bad Apertura 2013 where although they reached the playoffs, they played below average throughout most of the season. Tigres has enough talent to be a real title contender, especially after signing Dario Burbano and Ivan Estrada during the offseason.
America vs Tigres Prediction
The America vs Tigres match will be the best game to watch in the opening weekend of the Clausura 2014. These two teams faced each other not long ago in the quarterfinals of the Apertura 2013 where America won in what many viewed it as referee controversy. Therefore, Tigres has not forgotten that series, allowing for the match to become intense.
Apart from the current rivalry between both sides, each team are title contenders entering the season, therefore a win this Saturday are good parameters to understand where each team’s form is at. The America vs Tigres match will end in a 2-2 draw.
America vs Tigres TV Schedule
The America vs Tigres match will be televised this Saturday, January 4, 2014 on Univision at 3:00 PM Pacific.
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