This Wednesday, August 2, 2017 (7:00 PM Pacific) Tigres UANL will host Cruz Azul at the Estadio Universitario for a match in the Apertura 2017 edition of the Copa MX. Both teams are contenders to fight for the title and should present a thrilling encounter.
Tigres UANL has been solid in Liga MX play with a 5-0 win against Puebla in week 1 and a 1-1 draw against Santos Laguna in week 2. The team from Nuevo Leon is an early favorite to take both the Liga MX and Copa MX titles. Ricardo Ferretti is likely to present a formidable side with some key starters in the lineup.
The great depth that Tigres has allows Ferretti to still present a very strong side in this competition without burning most of his starters. The home-field advantage is a tremendous factor in this match and could prove to be the difference after the 90 minutes.
Cruz Azul also has four points to start off the Liga MX Apertura 2017 with a 2-0 win against Club Tijuana in week 1 and a 1-1 draw against Chivas in week 2. In the Copa MX, La Maquina had an underwhelming 1-1 draw against Ascenso MX side Zacatepec. Although the game was played away from home Cruz Azul was expected to win the game and that draw could prove to be the difference that keeps Los Cementeros out of the knockout stages.
Paco Jemez’s side should be distinct from the last time out in the Copa MX with a few more consistent Liga MX starters in the lineup. This will be a challenging task for the Mexico City club and should prove to be one of the best games in this round of the Copa MX.
Tigres vs Cruz Azul Copa MX TV Info
The Tigres vs Cruz Azul Copa MX Apertura 2017 match will not be televised in the USA.