Liga MX - Preview and broadcast info for Match Day 16: April 19-21, 2024

Once this weekend comes to an end in Liga MX, there will only be one game left for each team in the regular season. With that in mind, all playoff and play-in spots should be handed out between this week nd the next, when the first part of the calendar comes to a close.

As things stand, América, Toluca, Monterrey, and maybe Cruz Azul could become league leaders when the tournament ends. Las Águilas have endured a busy semester, but they have managed to prevail as the best team in the league. For this week, los Azulcremas could seal the top spot in the league if they win their game and these three teams fail to do the same. If they fail to reach the top spot, then those three teams will be in pole position to reach the top four spots, which have added perks when the playoffs begin.

The other six spots are up for grabs between seven teams. Necaxa, Pachuca, Tigres UANL, Guadalajara, Querétaro, Pumas UNAM, and León still have a chance to reach the playoffs or the play-in round, but they will need to earn as much points as possible in their next two games. Out of those, León need to win both their matches to stand a chance.

Unfortunately, there are seven teams that have seen their playoff hopes ending: Santos, San Luis, Juárez, Mazatlán, Atlas, Tijuana, and Puebla may want to start preparing for next season, because this one turned out to be a disappointment for all these sides.

Here are the main things to keep in mind ahead of this weekend's matches.

Broadcast and streaming info for Liga MX in the United States

This week's games will be available to watch in the United States via Univisión, Telemundo, UNIVERSO, Fox Deportes, and TUDN USA. If you want to keep track of this competition on-the-go, ViXUnivisión NOWTUDN App, and will give you access to the league's games. For more broadcast info related to each channel or streaming platform, please click on their names for their full schedule. Or if you live in another country, check out our options to watch Liga MX here.

League standings ahead of Matchday 16

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Top games to watch 

León vs Monterrey - Los Panzas Verdes are the only team outside of the top ten that still have an option to be included in the play-in phase. To accomplish that, they will need at least four points out of their games, something that might not be as easy as thought. Facing Monterrey will not be a walk in the park, especially due to the fact that los Rayados are battling for the top spot. Additionally, Monterrey are unbeaten in their last four matches against León (two wins, two draws), which will make the task for Jorge Bava's men a bit more complicated.

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Tigres UANL vs Necaxa - The team from the North side of Mexico has endured a tough week, which started with their 3-3 draw against Monterrey and carried on with a number of sanctions against their goalkeeper and some of their fans. The hosts will face Necaxa this weekend, with Los Rayos trying to cling to their fifth spot while also keeping their options open for a top-four finish. Tigres have lost only one of their last ten games against Necaxa, and while they may seem as favorites for this game, Necaxa have shown better form throughout the competition, something that could result in a tight match between two teams ready to fight for the title.

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Pumas UNAM vs América - This heated rivalry between two teams from Mexico City carries a special meaning for the hosts, who hope to complicate América's quest for the top spot. Pumas are looking for three points that will secure them a spot in either the playoffs or the play-in stage, but América have not been beaten by Pumas since 2021, and two of their last four matches have seen Los Azulcremas coming out on top against one of their bitter rivals. Will it be the case on Saturday evening?

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Liga MX - Full list of games to watch: April 19-21, 2024

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For more information, kick-off times, stats, and standings, visit our dedicated Liga MX website.

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