The Chivas are in desperate need of points with only four weeks remaining in the Clausura.
The last time Guadalajara found the net more than once was in Matchday 7 against their crosstown rivals Atlas, when Alexis Vega scored a hat trick and the Chivas won 3-0. Since then, the Chivas have not won a game.
Scoring goals has become a major issue; Guadalajara has a total of 12 goals – six at home and six away – in 13 games in the Clausura 2019. This is a major embarrassment for a prestigious club like Chivas.
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The Chivas take a three-game losing streak to Morelia for a Saturday meeting with a team that is just as unpredictable as is Guadalajara. The “Rebaño Sagrado” sits in 14th place with 15 points. New coach Tomas Boy is taking over knowing that the Chivas’ slim playoff hopes will only remain alive with a win. In addition, the team understands that points are vital because relegation concerns will become a reality next season unless they can add points down the stretch.
Morelia is in 16th position with 8 points, one of the poorest performances in years for the Monarcas. Coming off a draw at Puebla, Morelia has not seen a win since Matchday 3 when they defeated Veracruz, currently sitting in last place, the only team in Liga MX without a victory this season. The Monarcas understand their playoff hopes are nil and all they can do is look forward to Apertura 2019.
By now it’s a hit or miss for either team. The Chivas expected to pick up momentum when they faced Lobos BUAP last weekend in their first game since Jose Cardozo was sacked. But they could not even beat a team that was in the same situation as them. Morelia has not tasted victory in quite some time although they enjoyed some success in the Copa MX, where they entered the knockout stage as the No. 1 seed, only to lose in the quarterfinals to Tijuana. But I’m leaning toward the Chivas in this one. Why? Because with a popular interim coach and a small probability to still make the playoffs, I think they will respond with a win.