- Its the final weekend of Mexican soccer action and the battles are in full form. The top four teams are still fighting for a Copa Libertadores berth while the middle table teams fight for one of the last eight spots with Queretaro trying to avoid the worst finish in Mexican soccer history. Photo: Mexsport Here is how we did in last week's picks.
- Leon vs Atlas: Leon needs a victory to hold off America and stay in the top three of the standings to qualify in the Copa Libertadores. IN front, they have one of the worst teams in the tournament looking to extend their lead over Queretaro in the relegation standings. You can see where were going with this one; Leon also has some of the best home field advantage in the league. PREDICTION: Leon 3-0 Atlas. Photo: Mexsport
- Morelia vs Santos: Both teams need victories to hold off the middle table teams looking to sneak in. With Chiapas and Monterrey closing in on the 9th and 10th spots of the table, Santos really needs a victory hear while Morelia may save with the draw. Expect the home team to play safe and Santos to struggle on the attack. PREDICTION: Morelia 1-1 Atlas. Photo: Mexsport
- Cruz Azul vs. Monterrey: Cruz Azul would do well to collect points to avoid elimination through some freaky results in other games. Monterrey has a must win match here to have hopes of advancing. After a draw in midweek against Toluca, and Suazo out, Monterrey may struggle to get in form against an improving Cruz Azul team. PREDICTION: Cruz Azul 3-1 Monterrey. Photo: Mexsport Suazo is suspended one game for faking a foul.
- Tigres vs. America: America needs points hear to aspire at a spot in the Libertadores and even the top seed in the tournament (although that usually does not bode well for Mexican teams). Their one of the most exciting teams to watch and they face a Tigres team struggling to find the right formation. Still, Ricardo Ferretti teams can never be underestimated. PREDICTION: Tigres 2-2 America. Photo: Mexsport
- Pachuca vs. Chiapas: Pachuca is already eliminated and Chiapas faces a must win here. Chiapas has continued to improve and they could be real contenders if they sneak into the playoffs. Hugo Sanchez is barely hanging on to his job and this could be the end for him with a team that has nothing to play for. PREDICTION: Chiapas 3-0 Pachuca Photo: Mexsport
- San Luis vs Toluca: Toluca is still tight with Tijuana for the top spot in the league and needs to focus to avoid losing out on one of the top three spots. They have a very accessible game against a San Luis team that has shown little in the tournament. Luis Tejada could get his form back against a team that has only won one game at home. PREDICTION: Toluca 2-0 San Luis. Photo: Mexsport
- Puebla vs Queretaro: Queretaro needs a win here to avoid the worst season in Mexican history. They have yet to win this year, though they face an accessible opponent against bottom-table Puebla. For the sake of Queretaro, who seems to be working hard despite the bad results, we hope they can get one for the road. PREDICTION: Queretaro 1-0 Puebla Photo: Mexsport A look at the relegation standings.
- Guadalajara vs Tijuana: Chivas need a win to secure a spot in the top eight while Tijuana is trying to hold on to the Libertadores positions and even recover the top spot in the league. With Chivas still struggling and Tijuana trying to make a statement before the offseason this could get ugly for the locals. With both teams having trouble scoring, expect a low scoring affair. PREDICTION: Tijuana 1-1 Chivas. Photo: Mexsport
- Pumas vs. Atlante: While not numerically out of it, both of these teams need a lot of help to advance to the Liguilla. The must-win/nothing to lose dynamic could actually make for a great game though Atlante seems to be on a much better anemic moment than Pumas, who may see a real shake up in the front office again after this season: Prediction: Atlante 3-2 Pumas. Photo: Mexsport
Its the final weekend of Mexican soccer action and the battles are in full form. The top four teams are still fighting for a Copa Libertadores berth while the middle table teams fight for one of the last eight spots with Queretaro trying to avoid the worst finish in Mexican soccer history.