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What to watch this weekend: Liga MX Femenil will crown a champion

Tigres and Club América will fight for the Liga MX Femenil title tonight and Monday. That and some friendly action rounds out our fútbol weekend.

We’re not done with tournament finals until the World Cup just yet. The two-legged Liga MX Femenil final takes place this Friday and Monday, which is a really good thing because there honestly isn’t all that much going on in the rest of the world fútbol calendar. Everyone must be focusing on Qatar.

We’ll let you know what we’re watching this week, with odds courtesy of DraftKings.


Liga MX Femenil final: Club América vs Tigres, 9:00 pm ET, ViX+

Apertura 2022 for Liga MX Femenil comes to a close this weekend, with the first leg taking place at the Estádio Azteca tonight and the second leg at the Estádio Universitario on Monday. Las Amazonas are going for their fifth Liga MX title, while América Femenil is trying to complete what the men’s team couldn’t this season.

Melissa already wrote an excellent article outlining all of the interesting storylines, though nothing should be more interesting than the climax of a season. A final is a final, and it only gets better when two giant clubs are involved. Since no reputable sportsbooks make Liga MX Femenil odds available, we’ll refrain from making a pick but encourage you to tune in.


Ecuador vs Iraq, 12:30 pm ET, FOX Deportes

In their final tune-up before the World Cup, La Tri travels to Madrid for a friendly against Iraq, who most recently lost 4-0 in a friendly to Mexico. Iraq isn’t very good at fútbol, as shown by their 68th place in the latest FIFA ranking. They wouldn’t be a fitting tune-up for most teams heading into the World Cup, but considering Ecuador’s first game will be against 50th-place Qatar, a friendly against Iraq might serve as a reasonable warm up for the big tournament.

This is basically Ecuador’s vacation stopover taking advantage of a stadium emptied by La Liga’s early World Cup break. As such, there are no reliable odds for this game, and that’s great for me considering how ice-cold my picks have been for the last few weeks. Ecuador should win, but please don’t put any money on it.

Christian’s pick: vacation time, just like Ecuador


Atalanta vs Inter Milan, 6:30 am ET, Paramount+ (Inter +120)

With the World Cup right around the corner, the weekend soccer slate is thin. But we have some action in Serie A, the most underrated league in Europe.

Both Inter and Atalanta are level on points with 27 and are just outside the top four in the league. Inter is coming off a big 6-1 win vs. Bologna, while Atalanta is winless in November, losing two games in a row to Napoli and Leece. Atalanta needs a sense of urgency to get back on track, but it won’t be an easy task against Inter, who have many players called to World Cup squads.

If both teams press hard I could see this being a draw, but we don’t pick draws here. Unfortunately for Atalanta, there’s a good chance their winless November continues. Give me Inter.

José’s pick: +120 Inter Milan

Juventus vs Lazio, 2:45 pm ET, Paramount+ (Juventus -105)

We’re staying in Serie A for another big matchup, this time between second-place Lazio and fourth-place Juventus in a battle of the top-four teams. Only two points separate both sides.

Both sides have recorded big wins this month, with Juventus beating Inter and Verona and Lazio beating Roma and Monze. So a win here strengthens a top-four position for either club right before the break. And though Lazio is playing well at the moment, Juventus is coming off a disappointing Champions League campaign in which they went out in the Group Stage. With that sort of motivation, they should bounce back soon.

José’s pick: Juventus +100

Season standings

  • José (9-3)
  • Christian (10-13)