The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca Liga MX match will be played this Saturday, April 12, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. The Maquina Azul and Tuzos will play one of the most noteworthy games of Week 15 during the Clausura 2014. On one side, Cruz Azul is coming with a high morale after winning the ‘Clasico Joven’ last weekend against Club America, apart from defeating Xolos of Tijuana during the week to weak the CONCACAF Champions League final. As for Pachuca, they need at least a tie to remain close to the playoff picture.
The team coached by Luis Fernando Tena leads the Liga MX with 32 points after the first fourteen games this season. Cruz Azul has done a fine job in all aspects of the game, where they are tied in second place for the best offense with 23 goals, and have the best defense with 11 goals allowed. This Saturday, the ‘cementeros’ have an important match because any points gained will keep them secured in the first place seed at least for two more weeks.
The Tuzos suffered an ugly loss at home last week when they were defeated 1-3 against the rejuvenated Chivas of Guadalajara. The team coached by Enrique Meza has done well this Clausura 2014 gaining 20 points which has them within the playoff picture. Their visit to the Estadio Azul is extremely important to their ‘liguilla’ goal as a win can place them in 3rd place, while a loss will push them out of the top 8 seeds.
Cruz Azul vs Pachuca Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca match will be one of the best games of Week 14 of the Clausura 2014. The Maquina Azul wants to keep their good momentum with a win, although there is a good possibility that they use an alternate team to keep the starters fresh for the Concachampions first leg final next April 15th. Meanwhile, Pachuca will play this game as if it were a final, because they understand that win will put them a point away from the playoffs, while a loss will greatly diminish their chances. The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca match will end in a 1-1 draw.
Cruz Azul vs Pachuca TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca match will be televised on Univision at 3:00 PM Pacific.
Cruz Azul vs Pachuca Highlights
The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.