Potentially Week 9’s must-watch game of the week, Chivas of Gudalajara will host Toluca this Saturday, March 4, 2017 (7:06 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Chivas. The winner of this game can potentially reach the top of the Liga MX Clausura 2017 standings if Xolos of Tijuana fail to defeat Pachuca on Friday.
Chivas of Guadalajara suffered a surprising and exciting 3-4 loss last week in Chiapas which prevented them to finish the week in first place in the standings. Nonetheless, the team coached by Matias Almeyda continues to perform well and this Saturday they must show their best face against one of the league’s best teams. With 14 points after 4 wins, 2 ties, and 2 losses, the ‘rebaño sagrado’ is in a great position to continue climbing toward a possible playoff seed.
Like Chivas, Toluca also surprised many with a loss last weekend against relegation candidate Puebla. The team coached by Hernan Cristante currently sits in 2nd place with 16 points after 5 wins, 1 tie, and 2 losses. The ‘diablos rojos’ have demonstrated throughout the season their great capacity to defeat great teams as they already did against Club America or Tigres. Against Chivas Toluca must once again demonstrate their best form in order to earn the three points which will place them closes to a playoff seed.