The hosts will be out to improve on last season’s two reclassification finishes, against a side desperate to avoid another scrap at the bottom
Chivas will be out to ensure that their new Liga MX campaign gets off to a winning start when they host last term’s bottom dwellers Atletico San Luis at Estadio Akron.
The hosts arguably underperformed last term, but will be full of confidence heading into the new season, while their visitors will be desperate to avoid another rat race near the bottom of both the Apertura and Clausura.
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TV channel, live stream & how to watch
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Team news & rosters
|Goalkeepers||Gudino, Rodriguez, Jimenez|
|Defenders||Mayorga, Sepulveda, Briseno, Olivas, Ponce, Mier, Aguayo, Calderon|
|Midfielders||Molina, Sanchez, Brizuela, Angulo, Beltran, Torres, Flores, Carlos Cisneros|
|Forwards||Huerta, Antuna, Zaldivar, Vega, Godinez, Ronaldo Cisneros, Peralta|
Reclassification finishes in both phases of last season – and a semi-final spot in the Guardianes 2020 – marked something of a pick-me-up for Chivas, but still saw them some way off the highs of 2018, when their CONCACAF Champions League triumph followed a domestic double the year before.
They’ll hope to make it a winning start to the new campaign this time around though, as Victor Manuel Vucetich – a former Champions League winner with Monterrey – looks to further his side’s prospects this term.
Predicted Chivas starting XI: Rodriguez; Sanchez, Sepulveda, Olivas, Ponce; Brizuela, Molina; Antuna, Angulo, Vega; Zaldivar.
|Position||Atletico San Luis roster|
|Goalkeepers||Barovero, Sanchez, Urtiaga|
|Defenders||Pinuelas, Coelho, Chavez, Orona, Lozano, Bilbao, Diaz, Emmanuel Garcia, Uziel Garcia|
|Midfielders||Castro, Mejia, Berterame, Sanabria, Batallini, Munoz, Waller, Guemez, Cantu, Duque, Clemente, Gonzalez|
|Forwards||Bareiro, Moragrega, Vombergar, Lozano, Calzadilla|
The only way is up for Atletico, after they came bottom of the Liga MX coefficient table last season, following a disaster of a campaign that saw just six league wins in 34 games.
With new coach Marcelo Mendez at the helm now, they face the first serious test of whether they can bounce back to avoid a foot-of-the-table scrap again this term.
Predicted Atletico San Luis starting XI: Barovero; Chavez, Pinuelas, Bilbao, Emmanuel Garcia; Duque, Cantu; Batallini, Castro, Clemente; Bareiro.
Last five results
|Chivas results||Atletico San Luis results|
|Pachuca 1-3 Chivas (Jul 16)||Atlas 1-1 Atletico San Luis (Jul 17)|
|Monterrey 1-0 Chivas (Jul 11)||Atletico San Luis 1-0 Correcaminos (Jul 14)|
|Tigres 0-0 Chivas (Jul 7)||Leon 2-0 Atletico San Luis (Jul 10)|
|Pachuca 4-2 Chivas (May 10)||Atletico San Luis 6-0 Reboceros (Jul 7)|
|Chivas 0-0 Tigres (May 1)||Atletico San Luis 1-6 Pachuca (Apr 30)|
|Jan 22, 2021||Atletico San Luis 3-1 Chivas|
|Aug 16, 2020||Chivas 2-1 Atletico San Luis|
|Feb 1, 2020||Atletico San Luis 2-2 Chivas|
|Aug 11, 2019||Chivas 3-0 Atletico San Luis|
|Feb 28, 2019||Chivas 2-1 Atletico San Luis|