The Chivas Rayadas of Guadalajara will host Pumas of UNAM this Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Estadio Chivas at 6:30 PM Pacific. This Clausura 2016 Liga MX match is the most noteworthy game of Week 12 as it will be between two of the most popular teams in Mexico, and also one of the biggest rivalries.
Chivas will aim to win their first home game of the season as they have been unable to do so with 4 ties and 2 loses. Overall, the team coached by Matias Almeyda sits in 12th place with 12 points, where they urgently await for a win which would place them close to a playoff position.
Pumas has had a busy semester as they have participated in both Liga MX and also Copa Libertadores. While their focus has been balanced toward their South American competition, they have fared fairly in their domestic league. After 11 games, the team coached by Guillermo Vazquez sits in 9th place with 15 points, where a win against Chivas could push them into 7th place and in playoff position.
One of the attractive ingredients of this match, apart from being a huge rivalry, is that Pumas has not defeated Chivas in the city of Guadalajara since February 7, 1982. The Mexico City team has waited 34 years to be able to defeat their Guadalajara rivals, therefore it will be intriguing to see if UNAM can finally break that negative streak.
The Chivas of Guadalajara vs UNAM Pumas Clausura 2016 Liga MX match will be televised on Univision Deportes at 6:30 PM Pacific this Sunday, April 3, 2016.