Liga MX will have a very special treat for football fans around the world when Monterrey and Tigres UANL re-ignite the rivalry known in Mexico as the Clásico Regio. Two teams with the highest payrolls in the Mexican top-flight are set to lock horns in what could be a turning point in their seasons.
Monterrey, the team that will host this game, will make it to BBVA Stadium in high spirits after reaching the CONCACAF Champions League final with a convincing win against Cruz Azul. That win will come in handy for Javier Aguirre's crew due to their inconsistent pace in Liga MX, which has them sitting in eighth place of the tournament.
If Monterrey want to take all the points home, they will want Rogelio Funes Mori to have a big role in the clash. The Argentine-born player has scored three goals in the competition for Rayados, but getting him involved in the game as soon as possible will be one of Javier Aguirre's tasks prior to the beginning of the clash.
Miguel Herrera is feeling first-hand what it really means to be Tigres' coach, and if he wants to win his first Clásico Regio, he will have to rely heavily on Carlos González's performance, who should have a bit of help from star signing Florian Thauvin. With all-time top scorer André-Pierre Gignac still in doubt for this game, it will take a lot of teamwork from Tigres to walk away from the Universitario unscathed.
Monterrey vs Tigres UANL - Who's in and who's out?
Monterrey - Injured: Vincent Janssen.
Tigres UANL - Injured: Leonardo Fernández, Francisco Meza. Doubtful: André-Pierre Gignac.
Monterrey vs Tigres UANL - Head-to-head stats
The last game between these teams ended in a 2-1 win for Tigres back in April 2021.
Tigres will enter this game while on a four-match winning streak over their bitter rivals. In those games, Tigres have scored seven times while only conceding once.
Monterrey have not been able to beat Tigres since the Clausura 2019 playoffs. That game ended in a one-nil win for Rayados.
This will be the first Clásico Regio for coaches Javier Aguirre (Monterrey) and Miguel Herrera (Tigres UANL).
André-Pierre Gignac is two goals away from becoming the joint all-time top scorer in the Clásico Regio. He would join Brazilian Mario Mota Souza "Bahía" as the top scorer in this clash's history.
This will be the 126th Clásico Regio in history. As of now, Tigres hold the lead with 45 wins, while Monterrey are a bit behind with 41 victories.
Broadcast info - Monterrey vs Tigres UANL
In Mexico: Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte, Fanatiz Mexico, Fox Sports App.
In the U.S.: FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com, FOX Deportes.
In Costa Rica: Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte, Fox Sports App.
In Panama: Fox Sports App, Fox Sports 2 Cono Norte.
Monterrey vs Tigres UANL Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio BBVA (Guadalupe)
United States: Foxsports.com, FOX Deportes, Fox Sports 2, fuboTV, FOX Sports App