This Friday, March 9, 2018 (5:00 PM Pacific) Monarcas Morelia will host Veracruz at the Estadio Morelos for a game in the 11th round of matches in the Liga MX Clausura 2018. Both teams will be eager to get the 3 points for distinct reasons and should provide an intense clash in Michoacan.
Monarcas Morelia has been in the mix for a playoff spot in this Clausura 2018, currently in 7th with 16 points. La Monarquia is coming from a 2-1 win against Atlas in Week 10 and has another a good opportunity to win this Friday against the Tiburones. Mario Osuna will not be available for this match after being given a red card against Los Zorros. Osuna has recently played as a fullback and could be replaced by Carlos Guzman in the starting eleven.
The main player to watch for Morelia will be Raul Ruidiaz, who has five goals this season. There are other intriguing players in the attack like the quick and speedy winger Ray Sandoval that could be another player to watch. Roberto Hernandez’s team will have the advantage as his side is in better form and will also count with the support of the home crowd.
Veracruz is not currently in the fight for a playoff seed but rather is in the battle to evade relegation. Los Tiburones Rojos are currently last in the relegation table and are 14th with 9 points in the Clausura 2018. Guillermo Vazquez counts with an interesting squad with players like Christian Ramos, Adrian Luna, and Cristian Menendez.
The team’s top scorer, Diego Chavez, was recently separated from the squad for personal issues and will be a blow to Veracruz as the season progresses. Los Esculaos currently have the worst offense in the Liga MX with just five goals and Chavez had scored three of those. The current situation for Veracruz looks grim but this is a winnable game that should prove to be a very hard-fought encounter.
Morelia vs Veracruz Prediction
The game should be a very exciting and intense encounter as both teams will be motivated to get the win on Friday night. FutnSoccer predicts a 2-1 win for Monarcas Morelia with the home-field advantage being the push that makes the difference in this clash.
How to Watch Morelia vs Veracruz
The Morelia vs Veracruz match will be broadcast this Friday, March 9 at 5:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)