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Liga MX: Overview of the 18 teams heading to the Liguilla

We present to you what each club aspires to in the absence of a day to finish the regular phase of Guard1anes 2021

With a game pending on matchday 16 of Guard1anes 2021, five teams are already classified to the final phase of the tournament and another three are definitively eliminated.

All the matches of matchday 17 will define the future of a team, because in some they fight for the pass to the league and in others they fight to avoid the highest fine by being in the last place of the quotient table.

Qualified for the quarterfinals

Blue Cross– 40 points

The Celeste Machine secured first place in the tournament, after América lost against Toluca. Those led by Juan Reynoso have 40 points and close the regular phase against Robert Dante Siboldi’s Xolos de Tijuana.

In statistics, according to FiveThirtyEight, is the second team with the most chances of being champion.

America– 35 points

The Eagles lost to Toluca, but still secured second place in the table. He can no longer catch up with Cruz Azul, he closes the championship against Pumas.

It follows, based on the calculations of FiveThirtyEight, as the main candidate to be champion of Guard1anes 2021.

Qualified to the repechage

Puebla– 27 points

The Strip remains in third place in the table and may fall to the playoff zone at the end of the day, because Santos and Monterrey can still pass it.

The tournament closes against the Torreón team, seeking to secure a direct ticket to the league. Regardless of his good tournament, his chances of being champion is six percent, according to FiveThirtyEight.

Monterrey– 25 points

Rayados is fourth in the table, after losing the Clásico Regio to Tigres, he could fall to the play-off zone if Santos wins against Pachuca.

Finish the regular phase against Mazatlán FC. It is the third team with the best chance of being champion.

Santos – 25 points

Santos’ team closes matchday 16 against Pachuca, a victory or draw would place them in direct league positions. His last regular phase game is against Puebla.

They fight for the playoff

Lion – 23 points

León is about to secure the playoff. He needs Pachuca not to beat Santos, to reach the last qualifying round. He has a six percent chance of being a two-time champion.

Toluca – 22 points

The Red Devils beat America and almost ensured their stay in the league. He needs to get at least one point on the last day, against Juárez, to keep his place in the league.

Atlas – 22 points

The red and black fight to avoid the last place in the percentage table and not pay the most expensive fine in the quotient table. If he succeeds, he would fight for a playoff spot and has a four percent chance of being champion.

Chivas – 22 points

The Chivas of Víctor Manuel Vucetich are about to guarantee their place in the league, they need to score a point on the last day, so as not to depend on other results.

Tigers – 22 points

Like Chivas, he almost secured his place in the playoffs, with the victory in the Clásico Regio and his chances of being champion of the Guard1anes 2021, based on the FiveThirtyEight, is seven percent.

Queretaro– 21 points

Gallos Blancos will fight their pass to the playoffs on the last day. Gallos’ team closes against León and teams like Tijuana and Pumas can still catch up, in case they don’t win on the last day.

Mazatlan – 21 points

The Sinaloans close the championship against Monterrey. Like Gallos, they need to win their matchday 17 commitment, so as not to depend on other results.

Tijuana– 19 points

The Xolos will seek to win in their visit to Cruz Azul, to fight for a pass to the league. They have to add the three points and hope that Gallos or Mazatlán do not win, or that one of Tigres, Chivas, Toluca or Atlas lose

Pumas – 18 points

They need to win on the last day and hope that Gallos or Mazatlán lose, that Tijuana does not win, in addition to Pachuca not adding more than four points in the last two games that remain. They increase their options if Atlas descends administratively and is left without the right to play.

Pachuca– 17 points

The Tuzos have a pending commitment on matchday 16, against Santos. In the event that Hidalgo’s team wins, tighten the classification, as it can reach up to sixth position, with the combination of several results. If he loses to Santos, he is automatically eliminated.

Out of playoffs

Athletic of San Luis – 12 points

San Luis closes the tournament against Pachuca, seeking to avoid the administrative decline and the payment of 120 million pesos, which is the highest fine in the quotient table. He needs to win and for Atlas not to score three points, to meet his goal. He no longer has a chance to play the playoff.

Juarez – 12 points

Bravos is condemned to pay one of the three fines in the quotient table, in addition to that on the last day, against Toluca, he will fight not to be in the last place in the table.

Necaxa– 11 points

The Rays are eliminated, but on the last day they face Atlas, which has chances of a league and fights to avoid the fine of 120 million pesos, by remaining in the last place of the quotient table.

How would the league play at the moment?

Qualified directly to the quarterfinals

Playoff matches at the moment:

(5)vs. (12)


(6)vs. (11)


(7)vs. (10)


(8) vs. (9)

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