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Santos Laguna vs. Tijuana: Preview, TV Schedule, and How to Watch Liga MX Online

Two teams that have been improving meet in the desert for the final Liga MX match of Week 6

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Santos Laguna v Chivas - Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images

Game: Club Santos Laguna S.A. de C.V. vs. Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente

Date: Sunday, February 10th

Time: 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central, 4:00 p.m. Pacific, 11:00 p.m. UTC

Venue: Estadio Corona TSM (Torreón, Coah.)

Referees: REF: Alejandro Funk Villafañe, AR1: Jose Ibrahim Martinez Chavarria, AR2: Karen Janett Díaz Medina, 4TH: Ricardo Ulises Norman Ortiz

Television: United States - Univision Deportes; Mexico - Azteca 7

Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription), Sling TV (Free trial + monthly subscription), Univision NOW

All-time record: Tijuana holds the lead with six wins to Santos’ two. The clubs have also drawn seven times. Their meeting in the Apertura was a 2-2 draw at Estadio Caliente. The last match in Torreón was a 0-0 draw in the 2018 Clausura.

Santos Laguna v Morelia - Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX
One season after coming in second in goalscoring with 12 goals, Julio Furch has just two in five games.
Photo by Manuel Guadarrama/Getty Images

Santos Laguna (2W 1D 2L) heads to the fortress of Estadio Corona TSM to host Tijuana (2W 0D 3L) in the final match of Week 6. Santos has lost only one regular season home match since the start of 2018 and are coming off of a rather strong performance at El Volcán against Tigres UANL (3W 1D 1L) last week, even though the final result was a 2-1 win for the home side.

Santos has started the season slower than the conventional wisdom predicted, losing to Lobos BUAP (2W 1D 2L) and drawing Monarcas Morelia (1W 1D 3L). Every week though Santos has looked stronger and more cohesive on both sides of the ball.

Always a danger with the ball at his feet, Julio Furch regained his scoring touch when he bagged the lone goal against Tigres. The goal was Furch’s first since the week two goal against Monarcas. Furch is one of the league’s elite goalscorers, and if he has regained his scoring touch it will go a long way for Santos in their quest to win their seventh star.

Tijuana v Monterrey - Playoffs Torneo Clausura 2018 Liga MX
Miller Bolaños has scored one of Tijuana’s three goals on the season.
Photo by Gonzalo Gonzalez/Jam Media/Getty Images

Tijuana’s change has much more sudden. The first few games the offense sputtered, and even bringing back Gustavo “Pantera” Bou from Racing Club did little to boost the offensive output - until last week against Toluca (2W 0D 3L). The offense was constantly dangerous and threatening, scoring two goals and looking like nothing like the team that hadn’t won a home game since last September.

Pairing Bou with Ariel Nahuelpán paid dividends, as the men created constant mis-matches for the Toluca defense. This opened up the field more for attacking midfielders Fabián Castillo and Miller Bolaños, both of whom scored last week.

Santos has a better defense than Toluca however, and it will be seen if the same level of success can be replicated by the Aztec canines - especially in Estadio Corona TSM.