The Cruz Azul vs Santos Liga MX match will take place this Saturday, January 11, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. The ‘cementeros’ will have their Clausura 2014 home opener when they host Santos Laguna in what is one of the two must-watch matches this weekend. This game will unfortunately be unique, due to the one game stadium suspension after violent fan acts in the last Cruz Azul playoff game last season.
Cruz Azul is coming off a Week 1 away match where it drew at Monterrey 0-0, adding yet another scoreless draw to what proved to be a very boring opening week for the Liga MX. Now, Cruz Azul get to open up their season at home with new head coach Tena. However, the home advantage will be severely reduced, because the stadium will be played without an audience due to a pending suspension from fan violence in the Apertura 2013 playoffs.
Santos was also one of the many teams that earned just one point in Week 1 of the Liga MX, after earning a 1-1 draw against Chivas. Caixinha’s team will have the advantage of essentially playing at a neutral field, due to the absence of the fans, and Santos will try to go all out to earn the victory.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Santos match on paper is one of the best matches in Week 2 of the Clausura 2014. Sadly, the empty seats will make it a poor experience for the fans watching on television. However, considering the talent in each team, it will be a hard-fought match where Cruz Azul will play on the counter-attack, and Santos will use an aggressive tactic. The Cruz Azul vs Santos match will end in a 2-1 win for the home side.
Cruz Azul vs Santos TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Santos match will be televised this January 11, 2014 on Univision at 3:00 PM Pacific.