Toluca vs Necaxa – 1:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Toluca (3rd) drew 0-0 with Cruz Azul last weekend to remain unbeaten this season but end their two-game winning streak. The Diablos Rojos did win in midweek, though, with a 1-2 victory against Dorados de Sinaloa in the Copa MX. They are perfect at home to date, with two wins in two games, and they’ll look for another victory in the Estadio Nemesio Diez in this one.
As for Necaxa (5th), the Rayos fell 0-3 to León last weekend to end their unbeaten start to the season. They rebounded in midweek with a 4-0 victory against Mineros de Zacatecas in the Copa MX, and they’ll look to get back on track in league play here. Necaxa remains unbeaten on the road this season, but continuing that streak in the Nemesio Diez could be a tough ask.
Lobos BUAP vs América – 6:00 PM
Lobos BUAP (4th) fell 2-0 to Pumas UNAM to end their unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017. The licántropos are still unbeaten at home, though, and they’ll look to get back to winning ways when they return to the Estadio Universitario BUAP for this one. Lobos have the best attacking record in the league and they’ll look to show that last weekend’s shutout loss was just an anomaly.
As for América (2nd), the Águilas beat Atlas 0-1 last weekend to give them three wins in a row. They won in midweek as well, with a come-from-behind 2-3 away victory against Potros UAEM in the Copa MX. América is perfect on the road this season and they’ll look to keep that streak alive in their visit to the newly-promoted side. They have one of the best defensive records in the league and they’ll look to shutout Lobos’ high-flying attack here. They will, however, be without the suspended Bruno Valdez.
Monarcas Morelia vs Pachuca – 8:00 PM – Univision Deportes
Monarcas Morelia (14th) fell 2-1 to Querétaro last weekend to end their unbeaten start to the season. The michoacanos remain winless in the Apertura, with last weekend’s loss ending a run of draws. They’ll look to finally get that elusive first victory when they return home to the Estadio Morelos for this one, but they have one of the lowest-scoring attacks in the league and have managed just one goal in their two home games to date.
As for Pachuca (15th), the Tuzos beat Tigres UANL 2-1 last weekend to give them their first win of the season. Pachuca also won in midweek, where they beat Querétaro 0-1 in the Copa MX, and they’ll look to keep that streak alive in this one. The Tuzos have also had some trouble in front of goal this season, but they’ll look to take advantage of another struggling team in this one.
The Disciplinary Committee has suspended two players and a coach and opened an investigation into another coach in the aftermath of this weekend’s Jornada 4 games.
The standout suspension goes to Chivas de Guadalajara coach Matías Almeyda, who will miss the next two games. He was given a one-game suspension for constantly protesting the referee crew’s decisions and another for not leaving the field and/or tunnel area after being ejected.
Veracruz earned a 2-3 away win against Santos Laguna on Sunday night to give the Tiburones Rojos back-to-back victories in league play. The result ends Santos Laguna’s unbeaten start to the season and leaves them winless in the Apertura.
The Guerreros were looking to end a run of draws with a victory in front of their home fans, and Gael Sandoval had a chance to open the scoring in the opening minute. He got free on the right but his shot from outside the box took a deflection, sending the ball into the post and saving Veracruz from an early deficit.
Pumas UNAM snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-0 win against 10-man Lobos BUAP. The result ends the licántropos‘ unbeaten start to the Apertura 2017.
The universitarios took the initiative as they looked to get back to winning ways in front of their home fans. Nicolás Castillo had an early chance from outside the box, but his shot went just wide of José Canales’s goal.
León earned their first victory of the Apertura 2017 with a 0-3 away win against Necaxa. The result brings the Rayos’ unbeaten start to the season to an abrupt halt and leaves them winless in two.
The game started off slowly, with Necaxa controlling possession but not generating many goal-scoring opportunities with it. The first clear chance didn’t come until the 37th minute, when Xavi Báez sent a long pass to Jesús Isijara, whose shot went just wide.