Tigres vs Chivas Guadalajara Prediction, Betting Odds & Picks

Tigres vs Chivas Guadalajara

  • Tigres have looked vulnerable in the latter stages of their recent games
  • With a new manager now at the helm for a few weeks, Chivas should soon begin to make improvements on the field
  • If star striker Andre-Pierre Gignac doesn’t score for Tigres, who else will step up?
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Tigres vs Chivas Guadalajara Predictions and Picks

Despite the fact that Tigres are the favorites here, Chivas shouldn’t be counted out so quickly. At their best, Chivas are capable of going toe-to-toe with any team in the league. That, coupled with Tigres’ propensity for allowing late goals in recent weeks, gives an argument for taking a chance here on the tie.


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How to Watch Tigres vs Chivas Guadalajara

Tigres vs Chivas Guadalajara Information
WhatTigres vs Chivas Guadalajara
WhereEstadio Universitario (Monterrey, Mexico)
WhenSaturday, September 5th at 10:00 PM ET
How to WatchUnivision, TUDN

In what should have been a highly-charged encounter between two teams at the very top of the league table, Saturday’s matchup might appear more like a skirmish between mid-table teams that have yet to truly hit their high potential and ambitions.

That’s at least the case for Tigres. With arguably one of the top rosters in Liga MX, manager Ricardo “Tuca” Ferretti should be thrashing Mexican teams in the same way that PSG dominates Ligue 1. Instead, there’s a casual level of play behind the club that looks far too comfortable with the realization that they could easily qualify for the playoffs.

Thanks to extra positions added to the postseason, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise if Tigres don’t truly start to step up their game until the midpoint of their schedule.

As for Chivas, off-the-field drama, a number of positive COVID-19 tests and the firing of their manager have added obstacle after obstacle to their 2020 Apertura season. Capable of becoming one of the more impressive teams in the league, the Guadalajara club has failed to reach its goals through inconsistent results and underwhelming performances.

A new game lies ahead for them, and luckily for Chivas, they are about to take on an opponent that has been caught sleeping in the latter stages of matches.

Tigres Have Allowed Too Many Late Goals

Comfortable with a 2-2 away draw against Toluca in mid-August, Tigres took their foot off the pedal before Toluca’s Alexis Canelo scored in the 93rd minute, thereby defeating Tigres 3-2. One week later, Carlos Gonzalez stunned Tigres as he scored a 91st-minute equalizer for Pumas that earned them a point in a 1-1 draw. Last week, Tigres once again dropped another opportunity for a win when Mazatlan’s Miguel Sansores scored an equalizer in the 97th minute of a 1-1 draw.

There’s a theme here for Tigres.

Just seconds away from clinching a draw and two wins (and seven points) in their last three games, Tigres have been far too casual and have instead earned one loss and two draws during their most recent matches.

It’s Only A Matter Of Time Before Chivas Start To Click

With plenty of rediscovered optimism riding on the shoulders of new manager Victor Manuel Vucetich, it appears as though this could be the weekend in which Chivas finally start to play as a cohesive and convincing unit.

Despite the draw and loss in his last two games, Vucetich has shown signs of promise with his willingness to bench wayward stars and his man-management. More order and structure is now present within the team and looking forward, which could soon have an impact on the field this weekend.

Vucetich has plenty of skilled options to utilize as well. Jose Juan Macias, Fernando Beltran, Alexis Vega, Jesus Angulo, and others are all capable of dictating the pace and control of a game against any team in the league — even Tigres.

Andre-Pierre Gignac Will Surely Score For Tigres, But Who Else?

Even if Gignac finds the back of the net against Chivas, will anyone else help avoid another late catastrophe with a goal of their own? No player other than the French striker has scored in the last three games for Tigres, and when looking at stats, nobody has come close to his tally of shots either.

Granted, Gignac is the target man and is expected to lead the frontline, but in recent games when Tigres have needed at least another goal, nobody other than the team’s leading man in the front has been willing to pitch in with a scoring opportunity that could have avoided a late collapse.

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