The Cruz Azul vs Alajuelense CONCACAF Champions League 2014-2015 match will be played this Tuesday, August 5, 2014 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Azul. The ‘cementeros’ and ‘rojinegros’ will try to commence their Concachampions campaign on the right track on on the first game of Group 6. The group also includes Chorrillo from Panama, and only the first place will qualify into the next round.
Cruz Azul enters the tournament as the favorite to win it all, as they are the reigning champions after defeating Toluca in the final last April. This Tuesday, the team coached by Luis Fernando Tena will most likely use an alternate starting lineup, considering good depth in the roster, plus their current negative form in the Liga MX. The team from Mexico City has only gathered 2 points from 9 possible in the domestic league, meaning it will be important for coach Tena to rest his starters for their Apertura 2014 game this weekend.
Apart from Cruz Azul, Alajuelense is the other team with a fair chance of reaching the next round from Group 6. The team coached by Oscar Ramirez is currently in bad form as they have lost their past three domestic league matches. Therefore, the game against Cruz Azul could serve as a morale boost if they are able to leave the Estadio Azul with a win, or even a tie.
Cruz Azul vs Alajuelense Prediction
Cruz Azul not only enters this Tuesday’s game as the favorite to win the first game in Group 6, but they also enter the tournament as favorites to win the competition. The reigning champions are highly talented, and experienced in international tournaments, and the match against their Costa Rica rivals will turn difficult, yet, the victory will be in favor of the ‘cementeros’. The match will be one-sided in favor of Cruz Azul, while Alajuelense will turn to play defensively and on the counter-attack, allowing for the score to remain minimal. The Cruz Azul vs Alajuelense CCL match will end in a 2-0 win for the Mexican club.
Cruz Azul vs Alajuelense TV Schedule
The Cruz Azul vs Alajuelense match will be televised on Univision Deportes at 5:00 PM Pacific.