Liga MX leaders Cruz Azul welcome Chivas Guadalajara to Mexico City on Saturday hoping to tighten their grip on top spot in the Clausura table. A 20-point void separates 15th-place Chivas from their hosts, who bring an intimidating 11-win streak to the Estadio Azteca. Cruz Azul have been on a mission for all points on offer since losing their opening two games of the Clausura, while Guadalajara look almost allergic to positive results.
What TV Channel is Cruz Azul-Chivas on?
Two strong contenders to win the Champions League outright will reignite their rivalry on Wednesday, with kick-off taking place on TUDN from 3 p.m. ET. You can live stream Liga MX matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Cruz Azul vs. Chivas Guadalajara
When: Saturday, April 10
Where: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, Mexico
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
Victor Manuel Vucetich has seen his side concede first in their last five games, with Jesus Ricardo Angulo the most recent hero to come their rescue in last week’s 1-1 draw with Santos Laguna:
It’s subtle consolation for the Goats that they’ve only suffered defeat in one of those last five games, though Vucetich would surely prefer to avoid such precarious positions in the first place. With seven draws from 12 games, Chivas have shared the spoils at least two times more than any other team in the Clausura, with four of those falling outside Zapopan.
Almost as an antidote to Chivas’ form, Cruz Azul have formed a scary habit of eking out results in tense fashion, winning each of their last seven league games by a one-goal margin. Top-scorer Jonathan Rodriguez (six goals this season) is responsible for La Máquina’s last three goals and popped up with an 89th-minute winner when they visited Juarez last Friday:
With only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, Chivas have to start accumulating wins if they’re to clinch one of the eight qualifying places for the Liguilla bracket. Failure to get at least a point on Saturday could see them slip four points off the pace, but their hosts look in no mood to give up points easily.
Juan Reynoso has guided Cruz Azul on a miraculous run since getting off to a sloppy start in the manager’s seat, though a 0-0 stalemate at Arcahaie on Tuesday was hardly the ideal entry to their CONCACAF Champions League tie. Vucetich will pray the home side feel some hangover from their continental commitments in midweek, desperate to make up for lost time after falling short of expectations so far this season.