Querétaro vs Monterrey – 6:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Querétaro (17th) fell 3-0 to Pachuca last weekend to give them two losses in a row. The Gallos Blancos are also tied for the worst defensive record in the league, having given up multiple goals in both of their league games to date, while having managed to score just one of their own. Querétaro didn’t have a good outing in midweek either, as they suffered a 1-3 loss to Dorados de Sinaloa in the Copa MX. They will also be without the suspended Daniel Villalva for this one.
As for Monterrey (4th), the Rayados drew 2-2 with León last weekend to remain unbeaten this season. They’ll look to keep that streak alive when they hit the road for the first time in the Clausura, and they’ll have the advantage of not having played a midweek game. Monterrey is also the highest-scoring team in the league to date, with seven goals, which doesn’t bode well for Querétaro’s porous defense.
Monarcas Morelia vs Veracruz – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (16th) fell 1-0 to Santos Laguna last weekend to keep the michoacanos winless this season. They’ll look to rectify that when they return home to the Estadio Morelos for this one, but they had a distinctly mixed home record last season, going 3-2-3 and also managing just nine goals in those eight matches. But Morelia will be facing a vulnerable opponent in this one, and they’ll also have the advantage of not having played a midweek game. The pressure will be on for La Monarquia to get a win in this one.
As for Veracruz (14th), the Tiburones Rojos fell 0-1 to Lobos BUAP last weekend to keep them winless in the Clausura. That loss also dealt a serious blow to Veracruz’s hopes of avoiding relegation, and they’ll be desperate to start winning. To do that, they’ll also need to start scoring; the Tiburones have yet to manage a goal in league play. They failed to score in midweek as well, where they suffered a 2-0 loss to Mineros in the Copa MX.
Santos Laguna wrapped up the second week of the Clausura 2019 season with a 1-0 victory against Monarcas Morelia. The result gives the Laguneros their first win, while the michoacanos have now lost two in a row.
The hosts started the game off with more possession, but Morelia was well-organized defensively and Santos couldn’t break them down, despite some early opportunities from Eduar Preciado and Emanuel Loeschbor.
Toluca moved into first place in the table with a 2-0 win against 10-man Puebla. The result is a second straight win for the Diablos Rojos, while the Poblanos remain winless in the young Clausura 2019 season.
The hosts started the game off stronger and kept the ball in Puebla’s defensive third, but they were unable to open the scoring. Puebla slowly grew into the game and leveled it out, although they also struggled to find that final incisive play.
In a game interrupted by a power outage and then marred by some alarming scenes as a fan fell from the stands and was rushed away in an ambulance, Tigres UANL earned a 3-0 away win against Tijuana. The result keeps the universitarios unbeaten this season while the Xolos remain winless.
The first half started at a good pace and both teams had opportunities in the opening 20 minutes; then the lights went out, resulting in a 16-minute delay before power was restored and the game could resume.