What is Tigres UANL and Monterrey's form ahead of this game?
Tigres gets to this game with only one win out of their last six matches. Tigres' last win took place almost a month ago, when Ferreti's men defeated Chivas with a 2-1 score. Four of their recent games have ended in a draw, while their only defeat during that stint took place against Monterrey, last Wednesday.
Monterrey has only won three out of their last seven games. Curiously, all of those wins have seen Rayados come out on top with similar 1-0 scores. During that same lapse, Rayados lost against Atlas (2-0) and against Necaxa (1-0).
What do Tigres UANL and Monterrey need to get to the Liga MX final?
Tigres needs to win Saturday's clash with a 1-0 score to make it to the final. If Ferreti's men can't keep a clean sheet, they will necessarily need to score three times to make it to the final match.
Monterrey would only need a draw to make it to the final match. If Diego Alonso's side wins the match, they would also make it to the title clash. Monterrey would also earn a spot in the final if they lost by one goal, but they need to score in order for that rule to work in their favor.
Tigres vs Monterrey - Head-to-head stats
This will be the sixteenth playoff game between these teams.
Tigres has won seven of their previous 15 playoff games against Monterrey.
Monterrey has only won five of their 15 playoff games against Tigres.
Tigres has eliminated Monterrey in their two most recent playoff meetings.
The last time in which Monterrey and Tigres clashed in a semi-final tie ended with Monterrey eliminating their inner-city rivals thanks to their better ranking. This happened in the Apertura 2005 tournament.
The last playoff matchup between these teams took place in the 2017 Apertura 2017 final. Tigres claimed the title thanks to a 3-2 aggregate win.
Four of the last six games between these teams have ended in a draw.
Tigres UANL vs Monterrey on social media
The yellow and blue team will have an additional motivation for this game, since one of their legends, Osvaldo Batocletti, passed away in the hours leading to the game. The team will undoubtedly try to earn a win to respect the man that built some of the Tigers' earliest glories.
"The team regrets to inform you that our beloved Bato lost his battle against cancer and is now resting in peace. Thanks professor for all the good times, for all your teachings and for showing us that one can be a great guy both on and off the pitch. Here's to your memory! #GraciasBato"
Con mucha tristeza les informamos que nuestro querido Bato perdió la batalla contra el cáncer y ya descansa en paz.— Club Tigres Oficial (@TigresOficial) May 18, 2019
Gracias Profe por tantas alegrías, por tantas enseñanzas y por demostrarnos que se puede ser grande dentro y fuera del campo.
¡Contigo en la memoria!#GraciasBato pic.twitter.com/QYxDEkpDEf
Broadcast info - Tigres UANL vs Monterrey
In México: Azteca 7, TDN, Canal de las Estrellas, Afizzionados, Azteca Deportes En Vivo, Televisa Deportes En Vivo.
In the U.S.: Univision Deportes, Univision, Univision NOW.
In Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panamá): TDN.
In Argentina: Canal de las Estrellas.
Tigres UANL vs Monterrey Broadcast Information
Stadium: Estadio Universitario de Nuevo León (San Nicolás de los Garza)
United States: Univision Deportes, Univision NOW, fuboTV, Univision