The Queretaro vs Pumas UNAM Liga MX match will be played this Friday, July 18, 2014 (5:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Corregidora. Gallos Blancos and Pumas will kick-off the new Apertura 2014 season in what is expected to be another season filled with excitement, high competitiveness, and great moments.
The team coached by Ignacio Ambriz will start an era under a new ownership after the team was forced to sell following serious criminal issues at the end of last season. Under the new owners, Gallos Blancos have a promising season as they acquired talented players like Antonio Naelson ‘Sinha’, Dainilinho, and Othoniel Arce. Queretaro will look to start the new season with a win in front of its crowd in their attempt to reach great lengths this Apertura 2014.
Pumas will look to at least duplicate their success from last season when they finished 3rd in the standings and got eliminated by Pachuca in the quarterfinals. The team coached by Jose Luis Trejo did not invest much on new players, as they only received Matias Britos from Leon in exchange of Martin Bravo. The strongest component of this team is the midfield, as it allows them to be efficient on defense. If Pumas can control that aspect this Apertura, then they could dream of improving on their result from the Clausura 2014.
Queretaro vs Pumas UNAM Prediction
The Queretaro vs Pumas match will be a very close game between two sides that like to play defensively. An issue which will affect each team will be their form, as they have not played an official match in two months. That will force them to use the counter-attack, which will lead to a low scoring game. The Queretaro vs Pumas week 1 match will end in a 1-1 tie.
Queretaro vs Pumas UNAM TV Schedule
The Queretaro vs Pumas match will be televised on ESPN Deportes and Azteca America at 5:30 PM Pacific.