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Tigres at Cruz Azul (6:00 p.m. EDT)
The first match of the day is the most important in this tournament, hands down. The race for the last spot in the Liguilla comes down to this weekend and the scenarios are as follows: Cruz Azul advance with a win and lose control of their own destiny with a draw, while Tigres must win to secure their spot. While a loss here would mark this Clausura as a massive failure for either team, considering the amount of resources thrown at this tournament, there is still a chance that Pumas can sneak in and knock both teams out.
Cruz Azul is the known quantity in this situation, as they have performed essentially as expected, hanging around and challenging for a Liguilla berth. Tigres, on the other hand, have been in a shocking run of form, which is only more puzzling considering their CONCACAF Champions League win alongside their miserable Liga MX form. Speaking again in terms of DFS strategy, Tigres is actually the slight favorite to come in and get the victory but pricing is still the main issue. All historic signs of these teams in this matchup point towards a low-scoring affair, and with so much on the line, can you really risk almost 20 percent of your salary cap on Andre-Pierre Gignac showing up? Tigres pricing continues to be prohibitive and there are much better options on the board that make safer plays. An excellent way to diversify in