Guadalajara will be searching for a miracle when it welcomes Queretaro to Estadio Akron Saturday night since their playoff hopes hang by a thread.
The panorama for the Chivas at the current situation is a tough one because they stand in a position where they are still alive for the Liguilla but are just one loss away from their 5th consecutive time being out the big party in the Liga MX.
Their aspirations grew with last week’s big 3-1 win at Toluca, backed by impressive performances from midfielder Javier Lopez and striker Alan Pulido that rolled them into the 15th place in the league standings with 5 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses.
With 19 points, the Chivas will have to out beat Queretaro who stands in 3rd place in the Apertura 2019, not an easy task for Luis Fernando Tena’s team due to the fact that Queretaro has one of the best defensive teams in the Liga MX.
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If the Chivas miraculously upset Queretaro it could boost Tena’s chances in Guadalajara as he has expressed interest in remaining with the team going on to the Clausura 2020.
Los Gallos Blancos are coming off an intense draw with the Tigres that earned both teams one point and kept both high in the league standings, each with 28 points and two games remaining.
For Queretaro, all they have to do for the remainder of the Apertura 2019 is to simply not lose so their entire tournament will not go down the drain after a surprising and exciting tournament that has thrilled their fans and confounded the critics who were shocked to see that in the very first time after so many years they are one of the toughest teams to beat. With 8 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses, Los Gallos Blancos are favored to win Saturday night at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara and clinch a spot in the Liga MX playoff race.