Tigres receives Dorados with their minds focused on winning

SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Friday, April 15, 2016.- There is no tomorrow. The fight to advance to the Playoffs in Mexican football is extremely close and this Saturday Tigres will come out onto the pitch at the Universitario to fight for the three points that will reassure them in this goal.

Right now, the felines are in ninth place in the 2016 Winter Tournament, just one point away from the eight spot. However, a victory and a combination of results could move them up to the sixth position, with just nine points left to be disputed.

Since Dorados returned to the first division, both teams have faced each other just five times, with a balance of two triumphs for Tigres and three draws. Interestingly enough, the felines’ two wins were both accomplished in San Nicolás with scores of 1-0 and 3-1.

Their last match ended in a goalless draw at the Banorte Stadium, but today this result would be of no use to wither team, so it will undoubtedly be a very different match at Tigres’ home.

Dorados hasn’t won as a visiting team in this tournament, with the five matches played away from their stadium resulting in only a couple of draws, while the felines can boast three victories in San Nicolás, two ties and just one defeat.

Another noteworthy factor is that the top scorer of the tournament with nine goals, André-Pierre Gignac, will be facing the second worst defense in the championship, with 24 goals against.

Tigres needs to win and this Saturday must be the start of their comeback in the tournament, in which their classification to the playoffs is solely their responsibility, because the last two matches are against teams that are higher up the table and Tigres stands a good chance of overtaking them: Santos and Cruz Azul.

MATCH RECORD AGAINST DORADOS

TEAMGPGWGDGLGFGADIFF.
TIGRES523085+3
DORADOS503258-3

MATCH RECORD AGAINST DORADOS AT THE UNIVERSITARIO STADIUM

TEAMGPGWGDGLGFGADIFF.
TIGRES220041+3
DORADOS200