Last Updated on February 3, 2023 2:11 pm by Erwin Noguera
Chivas and Querétaro face off in the penultimate game of round 5 of the Clausura tournament, which will take place next Sunday, February 5th. The beautiful Akron stadium, which has a capacity of almost 50,000 fans, will be the stage for this great match.
After beating Juárez, away from home, Chivas reached 7th place in Liga MX and does not want to go down the leaderboard anymore, as they are now aiming to get closer to the group of the 4 best teams. Querétaro, in turn, arrives for this game after drawing with Atlas in a game with many goals (3-3).
Find out all about this great game with our analysis and our prediction on Chivas vs. Querétaro.
Sunday, February 05th – 06:00 pm ET at the Akron Stadium
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Why Bet on Chivas?
Chivas beat Juárez in the last round (2-1), with goals from Carlos Cisneros and Victor Guzmán, reaching the second victory of the year and the 7th position in the table. The Guadalajara team lost only one game so far, in the difficult confrontation with Toluca, on January 22, when the opponent turned the game around in the last minutes and decreed the score of 2-1.
Experienced goalkeeper Miguel Jiménez has been the highlight of the team, which demonstrates that the defensive system has found it difficult to block the opponent’s shots.
Despite the defensive difficulties, Chivas has found its way without striker Alex Vega, the star of the team that suffered a terrible knee injury at the beginning of the tournament that required an operation. Against Querétaro, Chivas’ good attacking players can make the difference for the team and win the 3 points next Sunday.
Why Bet on Querétaro?
Querétaro is also known for being one of the few teams in North America to have had one of the greatest players in history in its squad: Ronaldinho Gaúcho, also enjoying some success at the time. However, those years are long gone, and the team has had some time without looking like a first-division club. Except for their almost miraculous classification to the 20/21 Clausura playoffs, they have been performing dreadfully in every tournament and the terrible events last year in La Corregidora just made everything worst.
With only two points conquered in three games, Querétaro still seems to lack Ronaldinho, or a creative midfielder, as the squad has had many difficulties creating goal opportunities. Midfielder Rodrigo López was the player who created the most chances for the team this season: 2.
The young defender, Rafael Fernández, has stood out in the team, but the defensive system as a whole has not corresponded very well. In just three games, Querétaro conceded 5 goals. They urgently needed to change their defensive style to face Chivas, who are a very solid team when they play at home.
Final Betting Analysis: Chivas vs. Querétaro
The bookmakers point to Chivas as the favorite for this match. This advantage follows the home factor, as even if the team has not had its best years recently, the Akron Stadium is still pretty hot. Along with it, is clear that the levels of both squads are too different.
Querétaro is not going through a good moment and should find it difficult to hold back Chivas’ attack. Therefore, we believe in Chivas’ victory in this game.
If you put $100 into Chivas’ win, you could get $69 for a total payout of $169.