The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey Liga MX match will take place this Friday, February 7, 2014 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Caliente. Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente have not lost at home since April 20, 2013 when they faced Monarcas Morelia during the 15th week of the Clausura 2013. Rayados of Monterrey will attempt to end Club Tijuana’s streak with a win, and escalate important positions in the regular standings.
Xolos of Tijuana has began the Clausura 2014 in a very irregular fashion. The team coached by Cesar Farias has 7 points after 2 wins, 1 tie, and 2 losses. In reality, Xolos has been extremely dominant while playing at home, where they have won both of their games, and where they have played well above their rivals. Their problems this season has been while on the road. Outside of the Estadio Caliente, Club Tijuana has received 5 goals, and only scored once. Considering their irregularity and weakness on the road, Xolos has to win this Friday in order to remain in contention for a playoff seed.
Rayados of Monterrey has also had a mediocre start to their season. The team coached by Jose Guadalupe Cruz has 6 points after 5 games, and is 1 point away from a playoff seed. Monterrey has suffered from injuries this Clausura 2014 where two weeks ago they lost their top striker, Humberto Suazo, to an arm injury. This week, they will also not count with Candido Ramirez and Omar Arellano who are also hurt. Friday’s game is crucial for Monterrey’s campaign as a loss will push them deeper out of contention, and would also raise concerns amongst fans against the team’s coach and the managers.
Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey Prediction
The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey match will be slow paced, as is usual in a game played at the Estadio Caliente. Xolos has a strong midfield which will control the game this Friday. The problem with Tijuana has been its offense who has yet to score a goal this season. Tijuana will finally end that negative streak, and that will aid them to winning the match. Monterrey has to many absenses, and they too have had issues up front. The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey match will end in a 2-1 win for Tijuana.
Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey TV Schedule
The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey match will be televised on Azteca America and ESPN Deportes at 7:30 PM Pacific.
Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey Highlights
The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the game.