Veracruz and Guadalajara measure forces in Estadio Luis de la Fuente, in a match for the 14th day of the First Division. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, as there were 2 draws and 1 win for each team in the last 4 games. But the last time that these two teams faced in this stage was in 24-09-2016, for the First Division, that finished with the victory of Guadalajara by (0-1). N. Calderón (77 ‘) scored the only goal of the match. Particular attention is needed for the home / off condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
After 4 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses, the home team is currently in 13th place with 14 points won. In his last game, he lost with Tigres UANL out for (1-0), after in the previous game to have tied for (0-0) out, in a match against Tijuana. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games it registers 2 victories, 1 tie and 12 defeats like visitor; against 8 wins, 1 draw and 6 defeats in his stadium. In his last 6 home games for the championship Veracruz won 3, tied 1 and lost 2, so he won 10 points in 18 possible. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition, reason why it has not been very strong defensively. In 13 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 8 times and only achieved 1 comeback.
The Veracruz did not win 3 matches ago, it is falling in the classification and needs to rediscover the way of the victories to continue in the fight for a place in the next phase of the Apertura. The team is characterized by an extremely inefficient attack, which marked only 10 goals in 13 matches and is the worst in the competition, while the defense also despairs, having suffered 17 goals and is the sixth weakest, showing that there is improvement in both sectors. At home, such as Sunday’s showdown, Veracruz have found it difficult to balance the networks, having scored only 6 goals in 6 games, but their defense, although fragile, usually work well in this type of situation, with only 5 goals suffered. For the game against Chivas de Guadalajara, coach Jose Cardozo has no problems in the team considered holder and must repeat the eleven of the previous day.
After 1 victory, 6 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in 18th place with 10 points won. In his last game, he lost to Morelia at home for (1-2), after in the previous game having lost out, in a game against Tigres UANL, by (1-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, as in the last 30 games he has 2 wins, 6 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 11 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 17 suffered. In his last 5 games as a visitor to the championship Guadalajara recorded 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, so he won 5 points in 15 possible. His defense has not been very solid, having suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Chivas de Guadalajara has been disastrous and far below what was expected in the Mexican championship, the team that won the least in the national championship and, to make matters worse, was defeated with a comeback by rival America Mexico in the last day , desperately looking for the 3 points after the 4 consecutive defeats. The team scored 12 goals, being the fourth worst attack of the competition, and suffered 18 goals, having the fourth weakest defense. These numbers help explain the poor performance so far. Playing home, like Sunday’s game, Chivas de Guadalajara is one of the teams that won least in the Apertura and the most worrisome is that it has the third weaker defender in the visiting condition. For the game against Veracruz, coach Matias Almeyda will not be able to count on Vázquez, suspended.
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