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Monterrey v Necaxa: Preview, TV Schedule, and How to Watch Liga MX Online

Can Necaxa catch Monterrey looking past this match with the big CCL Final coming up?

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Monterrey v Santos Laguna - Torneo Clausura 2019 LIga MX Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images

Game: Club de Fútbol Monterrey v Impulsora del Deportivo Necaxa S.A. de C.V.

Date: Saturday, April 27th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.m. UTC

Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadaloupe, Nuevo León, Mexico

Television: United States - Fox Sports 2 & Fox Sports San Diego (English); Fox Deportes (Spanish) Mexico - Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte; Costa Rica & Central America- Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte; Chile- Fox Sports 1

Streaming: fuboTV (Free trial + monthly subscription), Sling TV (Free trial + monthly subscription), United States: Fox Sports GO; Fox Play Norte in Mexico & Central America

Check Livesoccertv for more information.

Monterrey host a surprising Necaxa team, with both clubs looking to solidify their places near the top of the Liga MX table. Monterrey are currently third in the table with 29 points while Necaxa is in 5th place with 25 points, level with Pachuca and Club Tijuana, but only one point behind 4th placed Cruz Azul. A win for either side could go a long ways towards each club grabbing a first-round advantage for the upcoming Liguilla.

Besides seeding for the Liguilla, Monterrey have other things on their mind, as they escaped El Volcán with a 1-0 win over rivals Tigres UANL in the first leg of the Concacaf Champions League final. The second leg is due to be played next Wednesday, May 1st, so there will be a huge temptation for Diego Alonso to rest some of his big guns in preparation for the upcoming second leg.

Rogelio Funes Mori might not get the start, but if Monterrey are going to get a result against Necaxa, they will likely need someone to get a goal. Necaxa been impressive this season with Brian Fernandez leading the team to a rather unlikely position in the table. Necaxa will certainly make life difficult for whatever team faces them in the Liguilla, and depending on how everything shakes out, this could be a first-round preview for both clubs.

Knowing Alonso’s affection for defensive play, this could easily be a 0-0 snoozefest, with Monterrey just concentrating on not exerting themselves too much and preparing for the big final at home next Wednesday.