América travel to Tigres UANL on Saturday eyeing first place in the Liga MX Clausura, with two of Mexico’s most decorated team enjoying very contrasting campaigns thus far. Las Águilas travel to Nuevo León having won their past three tussles with Tigres, including a 4-2 victory the last time they visited the Estadio Universitario during the 2019 Apertura quarter-finals.
Santiago Solari’s side have won their last seven games in all competitions, hoping to compound Tigres’ woes and inflict a third straight home defeat upon Ricardo Ferretti’s men.
What TV Channel is Tigres-América on?
América stand a great opportunity of clinching four straight wins over Tigres for the first time in their history, kicking off at 10 p.m. ET on TUDN this Saturday. You can live stream Liga MX matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Tigres vs. América
When: Saturday, April 10
Where: Estadio Universitario, Nuevo León, Mexico
Time: 10 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
It’s easy to forget Tigres came into this campaign as titleholders given so much time has elapsed since their 2019 triumph, with last year’s Clausura cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The defending champions have hardly looked worthy of retaining thus far, however, after losing five of their first 12 fixtures. A last-minute Diego Reyes decider was all UANL needed to end a five-match winless run at Queretaro last weekend, marking just their second away win victory this term:
América, on the other hand, have won their past four road games and remain just two points behind Clausura leaders Cruz Azul, the only team in Liga MX boasting a longer unbeaten streak. The latest of those was a 2-1 first-leg win over Honduran opponent Olimpia in the CONCACAF Champions League last 16:
Ferretti’s hosts have been far from their usual standards in front of goal this season, with only four other teams in Liga MX racking up fewer than their 13 finishes. That doesn’t produce good omens against a defense that’s conceded only nine times in 13 outings, the third-best defensive record in the division.
Andre-Pierre Gignac in particular has seen his form go off a cliff in recent months, bagging just once in eight games since he scored three in as many outings at the FIFA Club World Cup. Seven players have contributed the last eight goals for América (including an own-goal courtesy of Mazatlan’s Jose Ortiz), who are in far superior shape ahead of Week 14.