Tigres hopes to close a perfect week against Cruz Azul

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Friday, September 23, 2016.- Right now, Tigres is in the top spot of Mexican football, has not tasted defeat and is playing at home once more to compete against Cruz Azul with the idea of maintaining their solid path toward the Playoffs and closing the week with perfection, winning nine out of nine possible points.

Last week, the ‘universitarios’ defeated Puebla 2-1, then mid-week Chivas 0-1, and this Saturday they’ll be hosting the Máquina (Cruz Azul) at the Universitario Stadium, the team Tigres knocked out of the Playoffs on the last Mexican League fixture with a 0-3 win. If they can repeat this performance, they’ll be closing the week with the highest possible crop of points.

In recent matches between these two sides, the felines have the advantage. In fact, in the last 11 matches, Tigres has won seven, tied three and lost just one, so the historical difference that still favors the Mexico City side has been considerably diminished.

Tigres is in first place in the 2016 Summer Tournament (Apertura) with 22 points from 10 matches, a 73% effectivity, and just two points away from equaling the past tournament when they qualified in eighth place with 24 points, and there are still another 21 up for grabs.

One of the strengths currently demonstrated by the felines is the variety of elements with a knack for scoring goals, such as André-Pierre Gignac and Ismael Sosa, who can boast five goals each, followed by Javier Aquino with 3 and Guido Pizarro with 1.

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD AGAINST CRUZ AZUL

TEAM GP GW GD GL GF GA DIFF.
TIGRES 90 28 27 35 103 128 -25
CRUZ AZUL 90 35 27 28 128 103 +25

HEAD-TO-HEAD AGAINST CRUZ AZUL AT THE UNIVERSITARIO

TEAM GP GW GD GL GF GA DIFF.
TIGRES 45 18 15 12 58 44 +14
CRUZ AZUL 45 12 15 18 44 58 -14