The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey match will be this Saturday, March 16, 2013 (9:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Caliente. Xolos and Monterrey have had weak seasons and both are urged for the 3 points. This will be an intense game in which the loser could be on a quick fall out of the playoffs seeds.
Xolos and Monterrey are top Liga MX teams that are not in a good moment during the past 5 games of this Clausura 2013. Xolos has lost 4 out of their last 5 games while Monterrey won 2 and lost 3. Club Tijuana is still in a solid playoff seed by being in 6th place with 16 points, while Monterrey is in 11th with 13 points. In other words, with a loss Xolos will fall several spots in the standings out of the playoffs, while Monterrey will move up dramatically with a win.
Sadly for Xolos, they began the season winning 4 out of 4, but after their mentality changed focus towards the Copa Libertadores, they have been a complete disaster. They have a very weak bench without serious forwards, while the rest of the reserves are just regular, non-game changing players. Monterrey will try to take advantage of this, as they are taking advantage of Tijuana’s long travel from Brazil. Xolos attempted to change the game to Sunday to give itself some breathing room as they just arrived from South America this Thursday. Monterrey said no considering that they need the 3 points at any cost, and that is why Xolos moved the game to 9:00 PM; 4 hours after its normal schedule.
Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey Prediction
Two good teams in bad form play each other this Saturday late night. Monterrey has a full squad determined to defeat a tired Xolos ‘B’ squad. Xolos showed last week that its stadium creates no pressure when they lost to Queretaro 1-0. It will be a last minute decision to see who Antonio Mohamed puts in the starting lineup. The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey match will end in a 1-1 tie.
Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey Television
The Xolos Tijuana vs Monterrey match will be televised this Saturday, March 16, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 9:00 PM Pacific.