The Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Liga MX match will take place at the Estadio Azul on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 3:00 PM Pacific. The brand-new CONCACAF champion, Cruz Azul, and Pumas are already qualified to the Liga MX playoffs, it will be interesting to see whether both coaches use an alternate lineup.
Cruz Azul- Momentum on their side
Even tough they lost last week against Morelia by an alarming 5-1, Cruz Azul faced during the week a final in the CONCACAF Champions League, beating Toluca and claiming the title. This will be a great motivation to come back to the end of the regular season and face their last match prior to the start of the liguilla in their search to end 16 years without a Liga MX championship.
Alfredo Tena has created a good system with this team, with key players like Chaco, Corona and Marco Fabian, who has found the net seven times. Cruz Azul seems to be on a roll and looks like one of the favorites to claim the Liga MX championship.
Pumas- qualified and motivated
Last week, in a game that looked almost uneventful, the young Ramirez gave Pumas the pass to the post-season scoring the only goal of the match. Pumas will be present in the playoffs and will try to seek their 8th star.
Mario Trejo and Jose Luis Trejo both think that this team can become champion, but there is still a lot to work on, Martin Bravo will not be able to play, which is a loss for Pumas, since he has been the striker of the team this season. Players like Dante and Sosa will have to step up and try to pass the Maquina defense.
Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Prediction
Both teams are in the playoffs, Pumas is seeking a better position and Cruz Azul is motivated. Pumas has youth and will use that in the form of speed. Cruz Azul will use Tena’s method of passing and controlling. in the end, a 1-1 draw is the most likely scenario for this match. I expect neither team will play at full strength, saving their best players for the playoffs instead.
Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Television
The Cruz Azul vs Pumas match will be televised on Unimas at 3:00 PM Pacific on Saturday.
Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Highlights
The Cruz Azul vs Pumas highlights will be uploaded as soon as the match is over.