Tigres will host Pumas at the Estadio Universitario in Monterrey, on Saturday, January 25th at 5:00 PM Pacific.
Tigres, coming from a win in the Copa MX
With only one point from nine possible in the Liga MX, Tigres is in the exact same situation as Pumas, lacking goals and results. Tigres will not be able to count with Emanuel Villa, Israel Jimenez and Ivan Estrada due to Injury, and Dario Burbano and Juninho due to suspension.
Tigres is, at the moment, last in the general standings with no goals, no wins and only a draw. However, the statistics are in favor of Tigres, since Pumas has not been able to win at El Volcan since 2008. One positive for the Monterrey based squad though, is that they are coming off a lopsided win versus Atletico San Luis of 6-0 in the Copa MX
Pumas, the Trejos saved by a win
Mario Trejo had stated that if Pumas were to lose against Delfines he would quit, but a 3-0 Copa MX victory saved his head. Jose Luis Trejo recently stated that he won’t quit and is still optimistic that Pumas will turn things around. The win in the Copa MX might be good to lift the vibes in this team.
Pumas will go with a full squad, having no injured or suspended players. Players like Bravo and Lopez might be in the starting XI, while Daniel Lagos might see his first minutes playing in the Liga MX. Pumas will look to break the negative streak that they have when visiting Tigres at El Volcan.
Prediction: Both teams are looking for a win and they will go with everything to defeat one another. Pumas has a mix of youth and experience, but they have not been able to find team chemistry. Tigres is a proven team that just needs a push to start rolling. A 1-1 draw is the most likely scenario, a result that leaves both head coaches wondering whether the result will be enough to maintain the job.
TV Info: The match will be televised on Unimas at 5:00 PM Pacific.
Highlights located above, Pumas won 2-1.