Santos will host Pumas at the Estadio TSM Corona, on Friday, March 28 at 8:30 PM PST for their Week 13 Liga MX match.
Santos, focused on Libertadores, but still in the fight
Santos has placed its main focus on the Copa Libertadores for this year, although Pedro Caixinha states that they are in the fight for both tournaments. Santos is seeded in the sixth place in the general standings of the Liga MX and they still have a chance to gather enough points to make the playoffs.
Players like Orozco and Oribe Peralta will be key for this match, as well as Darwin Quintero and veteran Oswaldo Sanchez. Santos is motivated after defeating Peñarol of Uruguay by 4-1.
Pumas, the league after an error
Sunday was not a great day for Dario Veron, whom scored twice for Pumas, he scored the equalizer and he also scored an own goal, which made Pumas lose the match. This has not been the first time that it has happened, but the fans still showed their support and forgiveness to their captain.
For Friday’s match, Pumas still won’t be able to count with Martin Bravo, and players like Sosa and Lopez will likely see action. Trejo might be thinking of lining up a more defensive squad that can get a secure draw and try to play counter-attack.
Prediction: Santos is motivated, but might resent playing after only 3 days off, Pumas is convinced that is time to secure the post season spot. It will be a fast game on both ends and a likely prediction is a draw 1-1.
TV Info: The match will be televised on Univision Deportes.