The Tigres UANL vs UNAM Pumas Apertura 2015 Liga MX first-leg final will be held this Thursday, December 10, 2015 (7:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Universitario in Monterrey.
Tigres UANL vs UNAM Pumas Prediction
The first-leg final between Tigres and Pumas will consist of one team attacking, and the other playing on the counter-attack. The attacker will be the home-side Tigres, as they will attempt to gain the advantage in front of their top class crowd. In their last semifinal home match against Toluca, the team coached by Ricardo ‘Tuca Ferretti’ dominated the entire match and had numerous scoring opportunities but failed to attain a goal. However, in the second leg of that semifinal, Tigres traveled to Toluca and there, they also dominated and were able to score twice. Therefore, while Tigres will dominate Thursday’s match, a tie or a loss at home will not translate into a series loss.
The team who will play on the counter-attack will be Pumas. In the two semifinal games against Club America, the team coached by Guillermo Vazquez scored a total of 4 goals, yet 3 of those came after America had less players on the field due to red cards. In the playoffs, Pumas has not been as dynamic or efficient as they were throughout the competition, therefore expect them to style a defensive system in order to prevent the likes of Javier Aquino and Andre-Pierre Gignac from causing danger.
The final score in the first-leg final between Tigres and Pumas will be a 2-1 win for the home side.
Tigres UANL vs UNAM Pumas TV Schedule
The Tigres vs Pumas match will be televised at 7:00 PM Pacific on Univision Deportes.