With the Pope visiting Mexico this weekend, only eight games will be played this week and it all kicks off with Veracruz hosting Club America on Friday.
Las Aguilas' 2-0 win over Santos Laguna last weekend will have convinced many they really could be protagonist this season. On paper, it sets up well for Club America. Veracruz have not won in the league and have been shocking at home.
With Veracruz's campaign going nowhere, to start picking up points at home is becoming more important and they'll need a strong performance against the Azulcremas.
Friday also features what promises to be one of the games of the week in Monterrey vs. Santos Laguna. The Rayados will take confidence after beating lowly Dorados de Sinaloa 3-0 at home but Santos Laguna will want to bounce back from a second Liga MX defeat under new manager Luis Zubeldia.
In Edwin Cardona, Monterrey have a midfielder that just exudes class and many in Europe will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on him. But winning the midfield battle at Santos is going to be difficult. The Guerreros have a couple of their own internationals in the midfield and this could easily be a game that is decided by just one goal.
Meanwhile, Monterrey's crosstown rivals Tigres will take on Xolos de Tijuana at the Estadio Universitario. The champions Tigres produced an excellent effort to beat Chiapas 3-1 last weekend and seem to be putting together some consistency, with four straight games without a defeat.
On the other hand, Xolos put in a lot of effort at home to get a point against Cruz Azul, but Miguel Herrera's side travel to Nuevo Leon this weekend in good heart. Tijuana should be lifted by positive results away from home against Pachuca, Dorados, and Veracruz.
Finally, the winless Chivas will play a noon home game for the first time in years as they take on Leon. The Rebaño Sagrado have flatted to deceive this season. Restless on the attack and with quality players in the midfield like Orbelin Pineda and "Gullit" Peña, they have been defensively weak.
Coach Matias Almeyda will surely have given his team a talking after their 1-1 draw against ten-man Toluca last weekend so the Rojiblancos should come out firing versus La Fiera.
The thing to remember is that Leon had to replace their manager after only four weeks, as Juan Antonio Pizzi was named manager of the Chile national team. With Luis Fernando Tena only two weeks into his tenure, this will almost certainly be a great chance for Chivas to get their first three points.
Below, you can find the full list of games and their time.
Week 6 Schedule (all times ET)
Veracruz vs. America - Friday, 8:30 p.m., Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)
Santos vs. Monterrey - Friday, 10:30 p.m., TV Azteca
Cruz Azul vs. Queretaro - Saturday, 6 p.m., Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)
Tigres vs. Tijuana - Saturday, 8 p.m., Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)
Dorados vs. Pumas UNAM - Saturday, 10 p.m., EstrellaTV and ESPN Deportes
Chivas vs. Leon - Sunday, 1 p.m., UniMas and Univision Deportes Network and Univision Deportes En Vivo(Streaming) and fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription)
Pachuca vs. Puebla - Sunday, 8:00 p.m., NBC Universo