The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca Liga MX match will take place this Saturday, July 19, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. Cementeros and Tuzos face-off in what is arguably the most anticipated match of Week 1 in this new Apertura 2014 season. Both sides were top teams in the past Clausura 2014, and this time they are expected once again to reach deep into the playoffs.
This Saturday, Cruz Azul will embark in a journey where they will try to go for glory, as they have not won a league title in sixteen years. The team coached by Luis Fernando Tena has been a top contender in the last couple of seasons, especially last Clausura 2014 where they finished in first place of the standings. But like every other season, the cementeros fell short of a title, as they were eliminated in the semifinals by Club Leon.
Against Pachuca, Cruz Azul has a great opportunity of starting the season with a win, as they play in front of their fans. The cementeros will have a hard time against last season’s second placed finalist, but they have the needed talent to win this game, and earn the three points.
Meanwhile, Pachuca returns to action after a heartbreaking Clausura 2014 final loss against Leon. The team coached by Enrique Meza by Enrique Meza will have to play with their top player from last season, Enner Valencia, who scored 18 goals. The Ecuadorian striker was sold to West Ham of the Premier League, and his replacement for Saturday’s game will be Matias Alustiza.
Cruz Azul vs Pachuca Prediction
The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca game will be a very interesting, and fast-paced match which will make it into one of the best during the first week of the Apertura 2014. Both sides have great talent, and both are early favorites to be top title contenders. This Saturday, Cruz Azul will come out on top as the home support will make the difference, apart from having the better talent. The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca match will end in a 2-1 win for the cementeros.
Cruz Azul vs Pachuca TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Pachuca match will be televised on Univision at 3:00 PM Pacific.