The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla Apertura 2014 Liga MX match will take place this Friday, July 18, 2014 (7:30 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Caliente. With the FIFA Brazil 2014 World Cup all but over, domestic leagues are once again returning to action, and the Liga MX is no exception. Xoloitzcuintles will host Puebla for the second match of the new season, in a game which could see the return of 41 year old Cuauhtemoc Blanco to the first division with the ‘camoteros’.
Xolos of Tijuana will enter their second season under Venezuelan coach Cesar Farias. In the Clausura 2014, Club Tijuana was not extraordinary by any means, yet, they were able to finish 7th in the playoffs where they lost against Toluca. This time, Xolos are somewhat rejuvenated with the incorporation of stars like Juan Arango who last played in the German Bundesliga, and the return of Dayro Moreno who is the reigning scoring champ in the Colombian Liga Postobon.
The border squad has high hopes for this season, as the team has had enough time to understand Farias’ tactics. The Estadio Caliente was a real fortress last season, where the team gathered a high majority of their points. Against Puebla, Tijuana will attempt to start the season on high note, as a win will give them a nice boost to begin their Apertura 2014.
The ‘camoteros’ of Puebla enter the new season with high problems, as they rest in second-to-last place in the relegation table just above newly promoted Leones Negros. The team coached by Ruben Omar Romano has a lot of pressure to secure points early into the season, as anything else will put his team, and his job in jeopardy. In order to be saved from relegation, Puebla signed 15 new players, where the most noteworthy is that of legend Cuauhtemoc Blanco.
Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla Prediction
The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla Liga MX Week 1 match will be a strongly contested match between two sides that will still be looking for their highest playing form. Xolos enter the game as the favorite to win as they are the home side, yet Puebla has the pressure to start securing points from game one. The game will be dominated by Xolos, who will win their first game in the Apertura 2014. The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla match will end in a 2-0 win for the border team.
Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla TV Schedule
The Xolos Tijuana vs Puebla match will be televised on ESPN Deportes and Azteca America at 7:30 PM Pacific.