The biggest rivalry in Mexico, North America, and one of the biggest in all of the Americas is Chivas de Guadalajara against Club America, and it’s a clash that’s often had major implications in the LigaMX title race.
That rivalry gets renewed on Saturday night in Guadalajara, and Chivas will be hoping to use this match to kick-start a flagging season.
America are on top of the table, even with Santos Laguna on points and riding a league-best defense to a better goal differential than Santos.
Both teams are actually in very similar form, with two wins and three draws in their last five all-competitions matches, including their CONCACAF Champions League round of 16 ties.
Both teams moved through to the quarterfinals successfully, but that doesn’t matter now — all that matters is which team can come away with three vital points and the momentum that inevitably comes from winning such a huge rivalry clash.