Last Updated on April 25, 2023 8:59 pm by Erwin Noguera
We reached the last round of the Liga MX qualifying phase. Ten teams have already won their places in the knockout stage, but another 6 clubs are still fighting for the two remaining positions. Santos (11th) and Pumas (12th) need to win their games to secure the classification. Only Necaxa and Mazatlán (penultimate and last place) have no mathematical chance of moving on to the next stage.
After beating Mazatlán away from home, and seeing América (2nd) draw with Pumas, Monterrey confirmed first place in Liga MX, increasing the distance to 6 points over its rival.
At such a decisive moment in the season, all teams know that a negative result can be irreversible. Winning and increasing the points tally by three is the simplest way to get a spot for the knockout phase.
Follow our analysis of the main games of Matchday 17.
Games for round 17:
- Puebla vs. Tijuana
- Juárez vs. America
- San Luís vs. Atlas
- Guadalajara vs. Mazatlán
- Monterrey vs. Pumas
- Cruz Azul vs. Santos
- Toluca vs. Necaxa
- Querétaro vs. Pachuca
- León vs. Tigres
Liga MX Matchday 17 – Juárez vs. America – Betting Favorites
Friday, April 28th – 10:05 pm ET at Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez
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After the draw with Pumas, in the last round, América knows that it will need to show a much better performance if it wants to guarantee the victory against the fragile Juárez team. Without winning for at least 5 games, Juárez has very remote chances of advancing to the knockout stage. They have only won 3 matches this season and can only reach 18 points; the same number as Pumas (12th) and Atlético San Luís (13th).
Despite already qualifying for the next stage, América needs to at least draw against Juárez to finish in the top 4 of the Mexican league, which gives them the advantage of entering directly into the quarterfinals. Due to the recent results and quality of the squad, we believe in America’s victory.
If you put $100 into America’s win, you could get $76 back for a total payout of $176.
Liga MX Matchday 17 – Chivas vs. Mazatlán – Betting Favorites
Saturday, April 29th – 08:05 pm ET at Akron Stadium
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Chivas Guadalajara will be able to end the first phase among the three best clubs in the league, but for that, they still need to win in this last round against Mazatlán, last placed in the Clausura Tournament.
Entering the Liguilla in the top four for the first time in many years would be like a dream for the Rebaño. Knowing this, Guadalajara will need to face Mazatlán seriously, as Toluca (4th) and Pachuca (5th) can still steal their position in this last game.
Chivas won the last three matches they played for the Mexican championship, which puts the team at an advantage to win next Saturday’s duel. Mazatlán is in last place and has just 7 points in 16 games. Go for a victory of Guadalajara.
If you put $100 into Guadalajara’s win, you could get $41 back for a total payout of $141.
Liga MX Matchday 17 – Toluca vs. Necaxa – Betting Favorites
Saturday, April 30th – 02:00 pm ET at Estadio Nemesio Díez
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Toluca will have a quiet game for the last round of Liga MX. Playing at home, against Necaxa (penultimate placed), the Diablos Rojos need a victory by any score to secure the 4th position and advance directly to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
The hosts drew with Juárez and lost to Pumas in the last two rounds and, therefore, need to win again to raise the spirits of their players in this decisive moment.
Carlos Gonzáles is Toluca’s top scorer, with 7 goals. The team has put all their faith in him to reach the postseason in the best possible way. Go for a victory for them.
If you put $100 into Toluca’s win, you could get $61 back for a total payout of $161.