In week 15 of the Liga MX Clausura 2017, Monterrey will host Tigres UANL at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer this Saturday, April 22, 2017 (5:00 PM Pacific). The encounter is set to be the best match of the weekend with the heated rivalry that the two teams have and the very strong squads they present as well.
Monterrey has been one of the best team in this Clausura 2017. Currently in fourth place with 24 points. The ‘rayados’ offense has been among the deadliest in the Liga MX, producing 24 goals, coming in just behind Club Tijuana’s offense who has produced 29 goals this tournament. Monterrey have freighting players up top who can be lethal to any defense even a rigid one like the one Tigres UANL do have.
Antonio Mohamed counts with the imposing contingent in the attack of Edwin Cardona, Rogelio Funes Mori, Dorlan Pabon and Carlos Sanchez. The ‘fantastic four’ have combined for 17 goals in this tournament, not to mention the threat that Yimmi Chara also imposes being used as a role player off the bench and in certain games. Monterrey will have the home-field advantage and is having a better tournament but it still might not be enough to contain Tigres UANL.
The current champions have not had a marvelous tournament, currently in ninth place with 19 points. For Ricardo Ferretti and Tigres UANL this is not just the ‘clasico regio’ but it is also a must-win game for their playoff run this Clausura. Recently the felines have been playing like in the Apertura tournament, obtaining two consecutive victories.
Both victories were monumental as the team played magnificently, beating Pumas UNAM 4-0 in week 14 and Chivas of Guadalajara 3-0 in week 10. Star striker, Andre-Pierre Gignac seems to be back in tremendous form having scored three goals in these two games. Jürgen Damm also emerged as a key player in the 4-0 victory against Pumas UNAM getting two goals.
Perhaps the most impressive component of Tigres UANL this Clausura that has stayed consistent is its defense. The back line has been fantastic in this campaign, allowing only 10 goals, the lowest total in the Liga MX. The defense will have its biggest task of the tournament coming up against the potent Monterrey strike force. The match should be one of the best this weekend in the world, with the magnitude of what the rivalry represents to the city of Monterrey. The match is a must-watch and should be filled with excitement.
How to Watch Monterrey vs Tigres UANL
The Monterrey vs Tigres UANL match will be broadcast this Saturday, April 21 at 5:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free), Fubo TV (Watch 7 Days Free)