The Chivas Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul Liga MX match will take place this Sunday, August 31, 2014 (3:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Omnilife. Two of the biggest clubs in Mexico will face-off in one of the two most noteworthy matches during Week 7 of the Apertura 2014 (the other being the 1-0 win of Pumas over Club America). This rivalry game always attracts the multitudes, although this time both sides enter the game in bad form and with much pressure.
Chivas of Guadalajara lives in a ‘deja vu’ season after season. Jorge Vergara and his management team sign big name players, raise the hopes of the fan base, and start the season promising titles. Yet, we are now in Week 7 of the Apertura 2014 and Chivas after five games (one less than the rest), in second-to-last in the standings with a mediocre 5 points.
This Sunday, the Rebaño Sagrado cannot afford anything other than a win, as not only would tying or losing put their season in danger, but rather, the idea of relegation will become a real battle. Moreover, with a loss, coach Carlos Bustos could see his last game on the bench.
The cementeros have also disappointed this season, although their situation is not as bad as that of their Sunday’s rivals. The team coached by Luis Fernando Tena is in 13th place with 7 points, yet the team has not impressed offensively. The game against Chivas will be a good opportunity to raise morale by defeating a top rival, and also to allow the offense to return to last season’s form.
Chivas Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul Prediction
The Chivas Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul match will be a good game considering the strong rivalry, but most importantly, the necessity each team requires for the 3 points. Chivas will play an intelligent game based on possession of the ball, although they will attempt to get on the scoring sheet either through set pieces, or on the counter-attack in order to remain strong on defense.
The cementeros on the other hand have good talent on offense, yet they have not exploited that line so far this season. This game will serve well to adjust that issue, therefore expect them to dominate the game through offensive pressure. In a good game, the Chivas vs Cruz Azul match will end in a 1-1 tie.
Chivas Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul TV Schedule
The Chivas Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul match will be televised on UniMas at 3:00 PM Pacific.