All is left to play for in Nuevo Leon in the Tigres vs America match, with America looking to win the league and Tigres still with a slim chance at the 8th and final playoff spot. The game will be played on Saturday, November 10th, at 8 PM EST at the Estadio Universitario.
Tigres—Still with faint playoff hopes
There is still a mathematical chance of Tigres making the playoffs. However, they will need
Santos to lose and Chiapas and Monterrey both to either draw or lose, along with a victory over
the team from the DF.
Since going winless for 5 straight matches, Tigres have won 2 out of their last 3, including wins
over rivals Pumas and Monterrey. It all seems to have come too little, too late though, as last
year’s Apertura Champions, UANL, look to be out of the playoffs.
America—Chasing the championship and a Copa Libertadores place
Club America is only 1 point off the top spot. Yet, they will still need to jump Toluca, Tijuana
and Leon in order to capture their 11th championship of the Professional Era.
America is also chasing a place in the Copa Libertadores, given to the top 3 finishers. The
Aguilas have been on a tear since their 3-1 loss at home to Chivas, winning their last 4 Liga MX
matches. If they beat Tigres, it will be America’s longest winning streak in 10 years.
On Saturday, Cristian Benitez will be trying to hold on to his place as the league’s top goal
scorer. After his hat-trick last weekend, he is on 11 goals, 1 ahead of Atlante’s Paredes. Thus, the Tigres vs America match holds playoff implications, Copa Libertadores spots, and could decide the scoring title.
Tigres vs America prediction
With so much incentive, Chucho Benitez will score 2 to secure his goal scoring title and America
will beat Tigres 2-0. However, the Aguilas will narrowly miss out on the Copa Libertadores and
be a bit short on their push for another championship, as all 3 teams above them will also come
through with clutch victories.
Television: The Tigres vs America match will be televised on Univision Deportes on Saturday, November 10th, at 8 PM EST at the Estadio Universitario.