This Sunday, February 18, 2018 (4:00 PM Pacific) Veracruz will host Club America at the Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente for a game in the eighth round of matches in the Liga MX Clausura 2018. Both teams are currently living distinct moments from one another in the Liga MX but should still provide an intense encounter.
Veracruz is the main protagonist in the race to evade relegation, currently bottom of the relegation table. The picture seems grim for Los Tiburones Rojos but they are coming off an impressive 2-1 away win against Pumas UNAM in week 7. Manager Guillermo Vazquez has been using some odd tactics that have been panning out like using defensive midfielder Diego Chavez as a striker. Chavez scored both goals in Veracruz’s win against Pumas and will be one of the main players to watch in this game.
Los Escualos’ biggest strength is their physical presence with players like Diego Chavez, Christian Ramos and Jose Arturo Rivas. Pedro Gallese is also a reliable keeper to have in between the sticks that can prove to be a game changer for this team. Veracruz is the heavy underdog in this encounter but will have the home-field advantage, which can make a difference.
Club America is currently the first-place team in the Liga MX with 15 points and already looks like a shoe-in to make the playoffs. The Mexico City team have been tremendous offensively currently tied for the second-most goals in the league with 14. The defense has also been solid with Bruno Valdez taking the charge and proving to be one of the more crucial players on the team.
Las Aguilas are coming off an impressive 4-1 win against Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Azteca, where Mateus Uribe proved to be the hero with two goals. Los Azulcremas are the favorites in this match but should be due for a hard-fought match at the Estadio Luis “Pirata” Fuente.
How to Watch Veracruz vs Club America
The Veracruz vs Club America match will be broadcast this Sunday, February 18 at 4:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV