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The Clausura 2021 of the Liga MX is already in its countdown to the end in this new 12th matchday, with the betting odds already available. With only 6 rounds to go in the tournament, the current unbeatable Cruz Azul leads the table with 27 points. America follows the leader closely, only two points behind.
The highlight of matchday 11 was the derby Clásico Nacional between the two most popular clubs in Mexico: America and Chivas of Guadalajara. It was on Sunday at the Akron stadium, where the Águilas beat Chivas 3-0.
Because of the FIFA dates, Liga MX will stop next week, so the next matchday 13 will start on 3rd April. These are the matches we will be able to watch this weekend.
Pachuca vs Tigres 19/03/21
Tigres could not beat Mazatlan, risking their qualification to the playoffs. However, they are in the 12th position, the last one to have possibilities for playoffs. In the first match of the weekend, they will visit Pachuca, which is in 15th position, after beating Toluca on the last matchday. Tigres will have to get the 3 points if they want, not only to keep their position but to upgrade it and secure their qualification for the play-offs.
Necaxa vs Juárez 20/03/21
Necaxa, who has only won one game in the whole tournament, has become a regular in the last position. In the first match of Saturday, they will face FC Juárez. Los Bravos faced Pumas UNAM, in a match that ended in a draw, placing them second to last, with no chance of the Liguilla. In this match between the two last, whoever takes the 3 points will have no chance of advancing to the play-offs.
Mazatlán vs Club América 20/03/21
The game that stole the show on matchday 11 was Chivas’ match against America, the Clásico Nacional. Las Águilas finally beat the Rebaño Sagrado with a resounding 3-0 win. This weekend América will visit Mazatlán, which is in 9th position with playoffs possibilities. Odds points Mazatlán as the underdog and will have it very difficult to beat the second of the table.
Atl. San Luís vs Pumas 21/03/21
San Luis, after losing to Querétaro, is in a dangerous 11th position, still in the playoff zone, but they will have to keep it by winning games. On the other hand, Pumas, the third starting from the end after drawing the last matchday against Juárez, is without any chance of Liguilla. It is considered the shame of the Clausura 2021 in terms of play. They will face each other this weekend and odds points to Pumas as the clear underdog.
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Cruz Azul vs Atlas 21/03/21
The leader Cruz Azul defeated Monterrey to remain at the top of the standings. La Máquina has won every game played since its third matchday. This weekend they will face Atlas, in 6th position continuing their good run and already qualified for the play-offs.
Club Tijuana vs Querétaro 21/03/21
Tijuana, which lost against Santos in the last matchday, is in 10th position and must turn around their five-match winless streak if they want to stay in the play-off zone. Meanwhile, Querétaro beat Atlético de San Luis moving to the play-off zone. Both teams are 1 point apart and will play this Sunday trying to get 3 more points.
Toluca vs Puebla 21/03/21
Toluca had the chance to move till third place playing against Pachuca, but they finally lost the game, keeping 5th place and leading the playoff zone. They will face Puebla this weekend, which lost against Atlas and is in 7th position. The game will be a fight to keep positions and assure playoff chances.
Santos Laguna vs León 22/03/21
Santos Laguna beat Tijuana and moved up to the third position. At the end of matchday 11, León beat Necaxa, after four games without a win, taking some air in the standings. The reigning champions were able to move up the table, although their 14th place is still far from playoff possibilities. The last game of the 12th matchday will be a fight in which Santos will try to keep its qualification for the Liguilla, and León will want to climb positions to have some possibilities to arrive till the end, defending its title.