The Chivas Guadalajara vs Monterrey Liga MX match will take place this Sunday, April 27, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Omnilife. Week 17 results have been favorable for Chivas, after Morelia’s 1-3 loss to Puebla on Sunday morning, they control their own destiny. A win by any score would place Chivas in the Liga MX playoffs as the 8th seed, a draw or loss eliminates them. Monterrey would need a historic victory, due to their poor goal differential, Monterrey would need to win by seven goals to make the playoffs.
Chivas have had, yet again, a mediocre season, struggling all season long. As is typical in Vergara’s Chivas, there was a mid-season coach change, Real was dismissed after the 0-4 loss to Club America, and was replaced by La Volpe.
La Volpe has been unable to find the secret ingredient, in the 3 matches he has lead Chivas, La Volpe has won once, tied and lost. The entire season will be on the line for Chivas, win against Monterrey at home, or add yet another disappointing season to Vergara’s reign.
Even if Chivas do end up defeating Monterrey, their prospects look dim, as they would have to face off against Cruz Azul in the quarter finals. Cruz Azul has been the best team all season long, and would be huge favorites to win out. Furthermore, given Chivas’ mediocre season, it is unlikely they would be able to do much in the playoffs. In fact, it’s very likely Cruz Azul would prefer to face Chivas, rather than the currently 8th placed Leon.
Chivas Guadalajara vs Monterrey Prediction
Chivas and Monterrey will play a fierce match as both sides want nothing other than the win. All the pressure will be on Chivas, who have no other option than to win. I expect La Volpe to play an offensive lineup, looking to score early in the match, thus decreasing the pressure on his squad. Monterrey are on a five game unbeaten streak however, and will not go down easily. I believe Chivas will fall short of their goal, they have simply not shown that they have the grit necessary to win key games. The Chivas vs Monterrey match will end in a 1-1 draw, eliminating Chivas from the playoffs, and giving Leon a miraculous spot in the playoffs, with just 23 points.
Chivas Guadalajara vs Monterrey TV Schedule
The Chivas vs Monterrey match will be televised on Unimas at 3:00 PM Pacific.
Chivas Guadalajara vs Monterrey Highlights
The Chivas vs Monterrey match highlights will be uploaded soon after the end of the game.