Chivas vs América Liga MX: Date, times, how to watch on TV, stream online
Chivas Guadalajara host Liga MX rivals Club América at Estadio Akron with a kick-off time of 7:05pm PDT.
Two of the biggest names in Mexican soccer face off on Saturday as Chivas Guadalajara play Club América in the much-anticipated Clásico Nacional. Both sides have been in decent form since the start of the Liga MX Clausura 2023 but will be hoping to kick-start a title challenge against their old rivals.
The two most successful clubs in the history of Liga MX - América with 13 titles, Chivas with 12 – sit in fifth and fourth, respectively.
When does Chivas vs América kick off?
The match between Chivas and América starts on Saturday, 18 March 2023 at:
- 10:05pm EDT
- 7:05pm PDT
How to watch Chivas vs América
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Chivas vs América
Saturday’s hosts, Chivas Guadalajara, endured a disappointing Torneo Apertura before the World Cup break and will be looking to improve on their ninth-place finish this campaign. They have begun the Torneo Clausura in better form and currently sit fourth on goal difference, a point and a place above rivals América.
Chivas have picked up 21 points from their opening 11 games, leaving them tied with two other teams seven points adrift of league leaders Monterrey.
In comparison to the sides around them in the league, Chivas have struggled for goals this season and central midfielder Víctor Guzmán is this current top goalscorer with five goals. They will hope forward Roberto Alvarado, who has yet to score in ten appearances, can get off the mark this weekend.
In stark contrast to Chivas, América boast one of Liga MX’s most potent forwards in Henry Martín. The 29-year-old has scored ten times and recorded three assists in just 11 matches since the start of Torneo Clausura and Chivas will have to keep him quiet if they want to secure a win at home.
América are currently the league’s highest-scoring side and they secured an impressive 2-0 win at Tigres last Saturday.
Fernando Ortiz made a number of key changes after a comprehensive defeat to Pachuca the week before that appeared to shore up the side’s defensive stability. Sebastian Caceres and Emilio Lara returned to bolster the backline and young goalkeeper Emilio Lara was given his first start for the club.
If Ortiz manages to strengthen the defence without losing any offensive potency, América could become one of the most feared sides in the league.
Chivas vs América prediction
This season Chivas have proved a tough nut to crack but América’s firepower and new-found defensive capabilities should tip the game in their favour.
Prediction: Chivas 1-2 América
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