The Liga MX Apertura 2018 is beginning to wind down as the seventeenth-round approaches. Within the league itself after the seventeenth round ends only the top eight teams will advance with ten teams being swiftly eliminated as their season comes to an end. Currently, within the top ten there is a very close-knit race with each team either being tied or at least only one point behind an opposing team. Moreover, specifically within the eighth through tenth place spots within the league, consisting of Clubs Pachuca, Morelia, and Queretaro, are all tied with twenty-two points evenly. Club Tigres sees itself under pressure to secure a spot within the top eight as it is only one point behind clubs Pachuca, Morelia, and Queretaro, being in seventh place with twenty-three points.
Similarly, the fourth through sixth place teams of the league, consisting of Club Pumas, Toluca, and Monterey, are currently tied with twenty six points. Although these teams at the moment are currently at a good position to be within the top eight, any mistakes could be critical as the teams behind them are only 6 points away from them. The close knit between the leagues top ten teams is a testimony of just how competitive the Apertura 2018 league is, and with the sixteenth round beginning on November 9th they are various games to lookout for that will shift the leaderboard. Beginning with the eighth through tenth place bracket, we see Club Queretaro face off against Club Veracruz on November 9th 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Club Veracruz is currently in last place so Club Queretaro, in tenth place, is a in a good position to secure a win and move up the leaderboard, however, anything can happen.
Club Puebla is set to faced off Club Tigres with this match being one of the games to watch in the sixteenth round. Club Tigres is currently in seventh place with only being one point behind three teams, a win is critical in order to distinguish and secure a spot for themselves within the top eight. Club Puebla currently is in eleventh place with nineteen points, however, a win can easily make them a possible contender for the top eight, with a win leaving them at twenty-two points. Club Puebla and Tigres are set to face off November 10th, 8:00 PM Eastern Time. Club Morelia is set to face off against Club Tijuana on November 10th, 10:00 PM Eastern Time. Club Morelia is currently in ninth place with twenty-two points, a win is critical in separating themselves from the three teams they are currently tied with. Club Tijuana, although it is in fifteenth place, with sixteen points, is expected to end the season strong and will play with everything it has although its chances to reach the top 8 are very slim. Club Pachuca will be headed against Club Atlas on November 9th, 10:00 PM Eastern Time.
Club Pachuca is currently in eighth place with twenty two points, a win is critical to separate themselves from the close knit bracket they are in. Club Atlas currently is in seventeenth place, being second to last. As for one of the most anticipated games to be played within the round we see Club Toluca go up against Club Pumas on November 11th, 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Club Pumas is currently in fourth place and Club Toluca are in fifth place, however, both are tied in points having twenty-six in total. A win or loss on either side would drastically shift the leaderboard, both teams need a win to safely secure a spot within the top eight. The Liga MX Apertura 2018 league resumes with its sixteenth round beginning on November 9th 8:00 PM with Veracruz and Queretaro facing off, with many teams very close in points, this round proves critical to provide a solid top eight teams.