The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla Liga MX match will take place this Friday, March 21, 2014 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Caliente. Xolos and Puebla face-off in a game which both sides are urged to win; Tijuana needs the 3 points to remain in playoff contention, while Puebla must win to leave the relegation zone.
The team coached by Cesar Farias is in a good morale after they series win against Los Angeles Galaxy last Tuesday in the CONCACAF Champions League. In that match, Xolos scored 4 goals, while they received 2 due to offensive tactics int he second half. Against Puebla, it is possible that many starters are put on the bench due to fatigue, therefore players like Dario Benedetto or Jaimen Ayovi could not be available. With a win on Friday, Xolos would reach 17 points and could go into 6th place.
Meanwhile, Puebla has been one of the weakest teams this season on and off the field. Off the field, the ‘camoteros’ have been involved in some controversy regarding their failure to pay player salaries for some months. And on the field, the team coached by Ruben Omar Romano has only earned 10 points while they sit in 15th place. If they lose on Friday, Puebla will not only go deeper towards the bottom of the table, but they will also go deep into the relegation battle.
Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla Prediction
The biggest question-mark coming into this Week 12 match is who will Farias use in his staring-xi. Xolos played just 3 days ago in the CCL with the full starting lineup, therefore it is evident that many players may be fatigued for Friday’s game. If Xolos cannot use their ‘A’ squad, then the match will be very tight.
The match itself will be in favor of the home side, as Xolos is extremely difficult to defeat at the Estadio Caliente. Puebla suffers a lot on the road, and they will leave Tijuana with the loss. The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla match will end 1-0 in favor of the home side.
Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla TV Schedule
The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla game will be televised on Azteca America and ESPN Deportes at 7:30 PM Pacific.
Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla Highlights
The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.