Game: Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles vs Club Atlas
Date: Friday, September 30th
Time: 7:00 PM Pacific, 9:00 PM Central, 10:00 PM Eastern
Venue: Estadio Caliente (Tijuana, BC)
Television: Azteca America (US-Spanish), SKY Planeta Fútbol (Mexico), Azteca 7 (Mexico), Sky HD (Mexico)
Tijuana (7W 3D 1L) returns to Estadio Caliente to host an Atlas (3W 5D 3L) side that is winless on the road. Thanks in part to goals from Guido Rodriguez and Avilés Hurtado, Xolos are coming off of a 2-1 win in Torreón over Santos Laguna that saw them regain the top spot in the Liga MX table. Their last home match saw them concede their only goal at home thus far when Querétaro’s Camilo Sanvezzo scored in the 64th minute.
Atlas hasn't had the season they were hoping for, however they are still within striking distance of a Liguilla spot. Zorros are one point behind eighth place Puebla thanks to their 3-1 defeat of Monterrey last week on the back of a brace by Jahir Barraza. This season, Atlas has drawn twice and lost three on the road, being outscored by a total of 11-5.
This has all of the markings of a trap game for Xolos. Miguel Herrera needs to make sure the club is focused and ready to handle their business against Atlas and not go into the international break on a loss.