UANL Tigres will host the Santos Laguna in the first round of the Mexican Clausura on Saturday. The game will be played at Estadio Universitario, Mexico.
Tigers hasn’t won a single game aginst Santos since 2011.
Date and Time: January 7th, 2017 8:00 PM EST
Venue: Estadio Universitario, Mexico
TV: Univision Deportes (US)
Tigres current champions of Mexico will put on the field a secondary team in order to give rest to the majority of players who just won the Apertura tournament.
The Apertura championship title came at a price. They had to go throw away the playoffs and won the title on penalties in the return match vs. Club America. That was on 26th of Dec..The team was tired after that, and the management decided to give them a little time off. Mostly reserve players will feature in this game. Moreover, some 4-5 players haven’t even played a minute in the Apertura tournament.
Santos was strengthened to an extent in the break and bought some players from America and also few n.t. players. They seem a bit stronger than before and should give a big account of themselves in this match. Santos didn’t want to give Tigres a postponement of this game making them probably the crowd favorites.
In the last 10 encounters Tigres has not won once while Santos bagged 4 wins with 6 draws.
Highlights from their last encounter: