The Pumas UNAM vs Chivas Guadalajara Liga MX match will be played this Sunday, April 20, 2014 (10:00 AM Pacific) at the Estadio Olimpico Universitario. Pumas and Chivas will match-off in the most noteworthy game during Week 16 of the Clausura 2014. Not only is this a heated rivalry between two of the most popular teams in Mexico, but also both sides need the win to get close to a playoff seed.
Pumas will play this game with a line up that will present a significant difference in the defensive line as Marco Palacios and Dario Veron will not see action as the first has a suspension and the last one is injured.
With Martin Bravo still in doubt to play, Pumas will have Sosa and Dante Lopez in the front while the defensive line might show Jose Antonio Garcia and Quintana with the help of regulars Fuentes and Velarde. Trejo knows that Sunday’s match is now or never regarding playoffs as their last match against Cruz Azul will be the hardest game of the season.
Chivas is still in the fight for a spot at the liguilla and find themselves in the same position as Pumas; being that this game is crucial to secure a spot at the post season. Chivas has only one less point than Pumas and with Ricardo La Volpe they seem to have a better collective game. Players like Bravo, De Nigris and Carlos Fierro will be key in trying to pass the defensive line and playes like Esparza, Araujo and Vidrio will try to stop the strikers of Pumas.
Pumas UNAM vs Chivas Guadalajara Prediction
Both teams will be under pressure as they try to secure a spot in the lguilla. Pumas will be at home but that does not grant the win, they will have to play and show that they have what it takes to reach the post season. Lavolpe is still trying new things with Chivas but they have not lost since his arrival and they seem to be gaining confidence. As statistics, show these teams have a tendency to tie in their games and this will be no exception. My prediction is 2-2 leaving them waiting for their last match to try and secure post season spots.
Pumas UNAM vs Chivas Guadalajara TV Schedule
The Pumas vs Chivas match will be televised on Univision at 10:00 AM Pacific.
Pumas UNAM vs Chivas Guadalajara Highlights
The Pumas vs Chivas video highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the match.