Club América vs Pumas: times, how to watch on TV and stream online | Clausura 2023
América are looking to secure direct qualification for the Clausura 2023 playoffs, while Pumas will hope to sneak into the postseason’s preliminary round.
Playoff-chasing Club América host struggling Pumas on matchday 16 of the Clausura 2023 tournament, as the Liga MX regular season approaches its climax.
There’s just two matchdays remaining before the all-important liguillas and the hosts will want to secure themselves a plum draw for the play-offs.
When does América vs Pumas start?
The match at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico City, is to be played on Saturday April 22, 2023. Kick-off is scheduled for:
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América vs Pumas: preview
Sitting in second place in the regular season standings, América are on course for direct qualification for the Clausura 2023 playoffs proper.
Bidding to lift their first Liga MX title since the Apertura 2018, Las Águilas have lost just once in the current tournament - and have bounced back with four wins out of five since that 3-0 defeat to Pachuca in early March. In their last outing they swept aside Cruz Azul in another Mexico City derby, beating them 3-1 away from home.
This weekend they face Pumas in the Clásico Capitolino and Fernando Ortiz can call upon one of the finest attacking talents in Liga MX. Henry Martin has scored 13 times in 15 appearances in this year’s Clausura, with three goals and two assists in his last four games.
Pumas have struggled massively in the Clausura 2023 and are in danger of missing out on the playoffs for the second straight Liga MX tournament. However they come into this derby game on a good run of recent form.
After a run of just two wins in their first 12 games, Los Universitarios sacked head coach Rafael Puente del Río in March, replacing him with three-time Mexican title winner Antonio Mohamed.
In his first game in charge Mohamed led Pumas to a 3-1 win over Atlético San Luis and followed that up by beating third-place Toluca by the same scoreline. Pumas are now up to 12th with those wins, just within the play-off places, and will want to continue their promising run against América on Saturday.