Morelia vs Tigres – January 17, 2014 Prediction, TV Schedule, and Highlights

Morelia vs Tigres – January 17, 2014 Prediction, TV Schedule, and Highlights

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The Morelia vs Tigres Liga MX match will be played this Friday, January 17, 2014 (5:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Morelos.  Monarcas and UANL Tigres will open Week 3 in the Clausura 2014 in a match where both sides will look to obtain their first win of the season.  As two favorites to reach the playoffs, neither team has shown their top form at the start of the season.

The team coached by Carlos Bustos is still looking for its highest form after a slow start to their season.  Monarcas lost their first match at home 1-0 against a surprising Queretaro, and last week tied 2-2 against Toluca.  The team from Michoacan will play in the Copa Libertadores 2014 by the end of the month, therefore they need to earn points early in the season if their focus will be on the international competition.

The team coached by Ricardo Ferretti has been a great disappointment once again to begin a season.  It has become a tradition for Tigres to commence a competition in bad form and in the lowest stadings, and this Clausura 2014 has been no different.  The team from Monterrey has not scored a goal yet, and most importantly, they are losing the strong identity which has been part of the team under Ferretti’s tenure.

Morelia vs Tigres Prediction

This match is between two teams which are strong favorites to go deep into the playoffs.  However, considering the season is only on its third week, it is extremely important for either side to obtain the three points.  Monarcas has many new players which shows the team has not found cohesion.  Also, they will begin their Copa Libertadores matches in a matter of weeks, meaning they are obligated to obtain all the possible points beginning now.

As for Tigres, the team has been under performing with a below average offense.  If they lose this Friday, it will show that maybe Ricardo Ferretti’s time at the team may be on its last stages this season.  Tigres needs to win, and they need to win now.  The Morelia vs Tigres match will be intense, but the home side will earn the three points; Morelia 2-1 Tigres.

Morelia vs Tigres TV Schedule

The Morelia vs Tigres match will be televised on Azteca America and ESPN Deportes at 5:30 PM Pacific.

Morelia 2-0 Tigres Highlights