SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Friday, February 3, 2017.- Day 5 is here and Tigres has no room for error, so this Saturday they will be looking for a victory to give them another three points that would rank them among the top eight teams in the 2017 Winter Tournament (Clausura).
The opponent will be Toluca, a historically complicated team for the universitarios, and which in San Nicolás de los Garza has two more wins than Tigres, although ties have also been a constant factor. In the last eight matches, the final score has been 0-0, on any pitch.
In their 89-game head to head, the universitarios have won 21 times, compared with 37 for Toluca and 31 draws. Oddly enough, draws have been more common in the felines’ stadium, since out of 44 matches played there, 18 have ended in a tie.
For this meeting, Tigres will have two new foreign players who signed with the team at the end of the international transfer window, and both the Chilean, Eduardo Vargas, the attest top scorer in the Copa América, and the Peruvian, Luis Advíncula, were included in the official match roster.
The felines are coming off the back of one victory, one draw and two defeats, both in away games, giving them a total of 4 points, while the Diablos Rojos have two victories, one draw and one loss.
All week long, the feline players have declared their eagerness to get back on track to victory and repeat their performance in the last home match against América, when Ricardo Ferretti’s team earned three points after thrashing their opponent 4-2.
If all goes well, Tigres could find themselves once more in the playoff qualification zone … You can do it, Tigres!
HEAD-TO-HEAD AGAINST TOLUCA
HEAD-TO-HEAD IN SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA