There is no tomorrow, Tigres has to defeat Veracruz
SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Friday, April 29, 2016.- The Playoffs are still within Tigres’ reach. Nevertheless, first of all they need to show their authority this Saturday at the Universitario Stadium by winning the match against Veracruz, which would enable them to improve their position in the General Table and, consequently, become one of the eight contenders for the 2016 Winter Tournament (Clausura) title.
The felines currently have 20 points and are in ninth place in the table, just a single point behind eighth place, and if they earn three points they can aspire to the sixth position with the right combination of results on the penultimate League fixture.
Veracruz no longer has any possibility of participating in the Playoffs and can just hope to improve their position in the tournament, while Tigres is fighting for a place in the Quarter Finals, with just another match to go after this one, playing away against Cruz Azul.
Both the match record and the home stats against the Tiburones Rojos favor Tigres, since out of 15 games played at the Universitario, Ricardo Ferretti’s team has won 10, drawn 3 and lost just 2, with a positive goal difference of +13.
Tigres has triumphed in the last four matches against Veracruz, with three goals in two matches and one in each of the other two, so the statistics appear to give the felines the advantage.
A spot in the Playoffs will belong to Tigres if they win and any of the three teams in 6th to 8th place in the General Table draw or lose, because even if there is a point tie, the best goal difference would give the felines the edge.
Finally, the French player, André-Pierre Gignac, will continue in his endeavor to finish the tournament as the top individual goal scorer. Right now he has 11 goals, the same as in the previous season, which is two more than his closest rivals.
This Saturday it is Tigres’ turn to win and they cannot fail; their energy is fully focused now solely on the League tournament.
MATCH RECORD AGAINST VERACRUZ
MATCH RECORD AGAINST VERACRUZ AT THE UNIVERSITARIO STADIUM