Last Updated on May 25, 2023 2:36 pm by Erwin Noguera
The unlikely finalists will play the first match of the final on the 26th, at the Universitario stadium, home of Tigres. As Chivas obtained a better position in the general classification, it will have the advantage of playing the second leg at home.
Both decided their places in their opponents’ houses and advanced with merit. Tigres beat Monterrey 1-0, while Guadalajara beat América 3-1, after losing the first game 1-0.
The odds of them making it to the final were very slim and everyone was surprised when they won as visitors. Liga MX is dynamic and values those teams that are thirsty to win from the beginning to the end of the competition.
Thursday, May 25th – 10:00 pm ET at the Universitario Stadium
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Why Bet on Tigres?
Tigres will have the chance to make a statement at home for the first leg, in front of their fans, and they will have to be smart to take advantage of this situation. The team grew in production in the most difficult moments of the season. They managed to lead the tournament for a few days, and after putting 4 past the champions at the beginning of the campaing, everyone thought they were the real deal. However, after Diego Cocca’s departure to El Tri, the team had one of its worst sporting crises in ages.
A performance well below what Tigres can present. Whatever the case, even in difficulties, the team’s experienced players managed to unite and achieve the classification. Nothing was easy. The Felines faced Puebla, in the playoffs, and won by just 1-0. In the quarterfinals, the 4-1 result at home against Toluca, was what guaranteed the advance to the semifinals (they lost the second leg by 3-1).
Once again as underdogs, they faced the leader Monterrey. They drew 1-1 at home and won 1-0 at their opponent’s home, earning their place in the final. A script worthy of a movie. Tigres is back in the final and seems to be prepared to lift the Clausura Tournament cup.
When motivated, united, and focused, this team can put on a real football show. Coach Tuca Ferreira has already shown this a few times and will be able to lift another trophy. Everything depends on this first game. Support at the University stadium will be essential to achieve this goal.
Why Bet on Chivas?
Chivas showed in the last match that they can face the big teams of Mexico anywhere. After qualifying for the championship final at the Azteca stadium, beating América by 3-1, the athletes are sure they have the necessary potential to face Tigres fairly.
Guadalajara ended the first phase in third place and faced Atlas and América in the quarterfinals and semifinals. With the advantage of playing the second match at home, they will be able to adopt a more cautious strategy to nullify the locals’ main moves and increase the chances of being champion.
Alexis Vega is in charge of the team in the attack sector, but the top scorer remains midfielder Victor Guzmán, who has already scored 7 goals and provided two assists for his teammates.
This will be another huge challenge for Chivas, who are used to surprising their opponents away from home. Coach Veljko Paunovic has a very talented team at his disposal, but he knows that the experience of the Tigres players could be a differential in favor of the opponent. A counterattack strategy could be the best answer to guarantee a favorable result in this first match.
Final Analysis: Tigres vs. Chivas
At the end of the championship, anything can happen. Liga MX is known for being very balanced and having teams with similar potential. Tigres were in a bad phase, but seem to have recovered their good football and will play in front of their fans, who support them from start to finish.
Chivas has had a great season, beating the biggest team in Mexican football, regardless of whether they are playing at home or away. This first match involves a scenario of great rivalry and expectations on the part of the fans. Playing at home, we believe that the felines have a slight advantage and, therefore, will win this game.
If you put $100 into Tigres’ win, you could get $100 back for a total payout of $200.