Pumas UNAM vs Tigres UANL – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Pumas UNAM (6th) fell 2-1 to Toluca last weekend to keep them winless on the road this season. They are perfect at home, however, with six wins out of six, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Olimpico Universitario for this one. They did win in midweek, as they annihilated W Connection 8-1 to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
As for Tigres UANL (3rd), the universitarios fell 0-2 to Necaxa last weekend to give them a two-game losing streak and keep them winless in three. That’s quite a change in fortune from Tigres’ start to the season, when they enjoyed an 11-match unbeaten streak. They will look to get back to winning ways in this one and they did win in midweek, as they beat Herediano 3-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League.
Santos Laguna vs Atlas – 7:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Santos Laguna (17th) fell 3-0 to Pachuca last weekend to remain winless in four. Santos has won two of their last three home games, however, and they will look to get back into the “W” column when they return to the Estadio Corona for this one. Santos is just three points out of last place and they’ll want to put a bit more distance between them and the foot of the table. To do so, they’ll need to step up defensively – they’ve conceded an average of nearly two goals per game this season.
As for Atlas (11th), the Rojinegros beat Querétaro 2-1 last weekend to remain unbeaten at home this season. They haven’t done so well on the road, however, where they are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and where they have yet to win this season. If they’re going to end that road winless streak, now looks like a good chance to do so against one of Liga MX’s struggling teams.
Chivas de Guadalajara vs Pachuca – 9:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Chivas de Guadalajara (4th) beat Puebla 0-2 last weekend to extend their winning streak to three games. El Rebaño won in midweek as well, beating Alebrijes de Oaxaca 1-0 in the Copa MX quarterfinals, and they will look to keep their streak alive in this one. Chivas has lost at home just once this season and a win here could lift them as high as second; they’ve been struggling offensively this season, but on the other hand they have one of the best defensive records in the league.
As for Pachuca (2nd), the Tuzos beat Santos Laguna 3-0 last weekend to remain unbeaten at home this season. They’ve had some struggles on the road, although they’re unbeaten in their last two away games. They could be dealing with fatigue for this one, though, as they had a midweek game in Honduras, where they drew 4-4 with Olimpia in the CONCACAF Champions League. On the other hand, a win here could put them top of the table, so motivation will be high, and Pachuca has the best attacking record in the league with 27 goals scored.