Chivas de Guadalajara vs FC Juárez lineups
On Saturday, Chivas de Guadalajara will host FC Juarez at Omnilife Stadium. The match is part of Liga MX Torneo Apertura.
The home side is on an unbeaten streak of three matches against Juarez, with two wins and one tie. This is a key game for Veljko Paunovic’s team as they look to return to the winning ways they lost 1-2 to Toluca.
Chivas vs. Juarez Lineups
The 2022 Apertura season kicks off on Saturday with a key matchup between Chivas de Guadalajara and FC Juarez. Both teams finished their Clausura with the top six spots, and both will be looking to continue their impressive form when they meet at Estadio Akron on Matchday 10 of the league phase.
It’s an important game for both sides as they look to get back on the winning track after a difficult start to the season. Chivas is looking for a first win after two draws and a loss, while Juarez hopes to keep their winning streak alive after beating Tuzos del Pachuca 3-2 on aggregate.
Despite their poor starts, both teams have won three of their last six matches and are averaging 2.25 goals per game in Clausura. The biggest reason for their success is that both sides have strong defenses.
With that said, the matchup could still turn out to be a tight one. This is why looking at the head-to-head record before making predictions for this matchup is important.
Both teams are expected to play a very physical game and should be able to get a result in this one. It’s likely that both teams will be playing quite a bit of ball and should have plenty of chances to score goals.
In addition, both sides have a lot of experience in this league, and each has many players capable of producing good results. This makes for a great matchup, and it’s one that you should be betting on if you’re a fan of either team.
The fact that both teams have a solid defensive line is a bonus, as it should help prevent any goals from being scored by the visitors. However, the matchup could be close as both sides have proven to be strong offensively.
This is also a good matchup for those looking to bet on the over/under goal total. The cover is expected to be in the mid-to-high 2s, and the under is expected to be lower than that.
Chivas vs. Juarez Predictions
Juarez and Guadalajara kick off the 2022 Torneo Apertura season with this match. The two teams met at the Clausura of Mexico last January 29, and it ended in a 1-2 win for Guadalajara, with Victor Guzman scoring the first goal from the penalty spot in the 23rd minute and Carlos Cisneros adding another one in the 30th minute.
FC Juarez is a team that has undergone a big overhaul from last year and has brought in some key players to help them improve this season. They brought left-winger Darwin Machis from La Liga side Granada and re-signed Alfredo Talavera from Real Sociedad.
In this match, the home team will be looking to build off a draw in the opener against Chivas. They haven’t won any of their five games in the 2022 Clausura, but they hope their new look can get them a winning start against an opponent that has struggled to score goals all season.
Guadalajara will likely have the majority of their team fit and ready to go, but it could be that Ricardo Cadena will make a few changes in this game. Santiago Ormeno was included in the call-up list for this game, and he will be looking to make his official debut with the club.
Meanwhile, ‘Chapo’ Sanchez is expected to return to the lineup for this game after missing last week’s derby against Atletico San Luis. He will be joined by Washington Aguerre, who was a bit off his best form in the first four games of the Clausura and will need to perform better than he did in that match against Monterrey.
The Gallos haven’t won any of their last five away games in Liga MX, losing a couple of those matches by the odd goal. In addition, they haven’t won any of their last four matches against the ‘Flock,’ which includes two draws and three losses.
We predict the Gallos will win this match by a narrow margin and keep their clean sheet. In addition, we predict that the game will be close and that Chivas will have a good chance of coming out on top.
Chivas vs. Juarez Head-to-Head Record
Chivas de guadalajara faces off against FC Juarez on Saturday in the opening game of the Liga MX Torneo Apertura. The two clubs have met six times in the past four years, with each team winning four matches and drawing once.
Despite a few changes, both teams remain strong defensively. Each has a top-four record at home.
Juarez is coming off a 3-0 Liga MX (Clausura) victory against Tijuana on January 22. They had a 48% possession rate in that match and 13 shots on goal. They also had 5 corners.
On the other hand, Chivas has only scored twice in its first three games of 2022-23. Its defense has been a strength, allowing just one goal in those games.
This is a very different team from last season. It is led by Omar Bravo, who was a member of Atlas. He has been a great addition to the team, scoring multiple goals and adding a few assists for good measure.
He is also a solid defender, having helped to limit the chances of Club America in a 3-3 draw on Wednesday. That should give Chivas some confidence as they continue their unbeaten streak.
The upcoming meeting is the second of two between these teams in the next six months, with the other taking place on July 27. Both sides are expected to improve their performances in the coming weeks, so this match could go either way.
While it is too early to make any predictions, we have some valuable stats to remember when betting on this matchup. The most important stat is that both sides average under 5 shots per game. This is a low amount, but it suggests both sides will put up some decent offensive numbers.
Chivas vs. Juarez Betting
Chivas de guadalajara opens up the 2022-2023 Liga MX season with a home match against FC Juarez. The teams haven’t met in the league since February, but they’ve met four times in the past six seasons – including four wins for Chivas.
The odds favor Guadalajara in this matchup, as the team is -102 to win on the 90-minute money line. A regulation draw is priced at +220, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5.
In addition, Juarez is a -460 underdog on the road. However, the team has a good defensive record and should be able to keep this one close. It’s worth noting that Juarez hasn’t scored in three straight-away matches, so they might be able to get on the scoresheet against a weak opponent like Chivas.
There isn’t much to separate these two teams, as both have experienced key changes in their squads. Juarez’s main change is in the goalkeeping department, as Raul Gudino has left for MLS, and Miguel Jimenez has started 17 games in his place.
On the other hand, Chivas’s key change is in the attacking department. The team has signed some players known for their speed and creativity. These include Fernando Beltran, Eduardo Torres and Ruben Gonzalez.
Those players have already gotten to know each other in the club’s first preseason, and they’ve shown great promise. Beltran and Torres scored their first goals of the season in the opening game against Toluca.
The rest of the roster includes Hiram Mier, Antonio Briseno, Gilberto Sepulveda, Cristian Calderon, Carlos Cisneros, Jesus Sanchez, and Alan Mozo. The team has Fernando Beltran, Eduardo Torres, Ruben Gonzalez, Pavel Perez, Sebastian Perez Bouquet, and Isaac Brizuela in midfield.
Finally, in the forwards’ department, the team has Alexis Vega, Santiago Ormeno, Jose Gonzalez, and Angel Zaldivar. These players have shown that they can perform in different positions and that their experience can help the team.
The game between these two sides will be exciting, but Chivas will have the upper hand as they are more likely to score. The team has a much better record on the home patch and has opened the Clausura with a 3-0 win over Mazatlan. If the team can win at home without conceding, it could be a great opportunity to build momentum going into the season’s final weeks.