Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia Prediction & Match Preview

Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia
Mexico – Liga MX Clausura
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Kick-off at 23:00 UK/ 00:00 CET
Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer (Monterrey).

The reigning champions begin their campaign at home, and at no cost will they want to even share the points with the visitors. Considering that Morelia are fresh off a defeat against Toluca, who had finished 17th in the Apertura table, the favorites are easily Monterrey.

Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Monterrey are on a two-match winning run against this opponent, and both wins had come on the road for them.
  • Seven of the previous eight wins had gone to the same team as well.
  • Morelia could keep a total of just one clean sheet from the last 13 encounters.
  • Moncarcas have managed a total of just five wins from their prior twenty-three visits to this stadium.

Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia Prediction

Monarcas were at home the last match-day, and had taken on a Toluca side, who had a disaster of a campaign the last season. Still, the hosts had to concede defeat with a 0-1 scoreline.

Monterrey, the defending champions, who begin their Clausura campaign with this upcoming fixture will definitely take the Morelia loss as a postive news.

They already have the confidence of being the title-holders, and on top of that, they are at home too. 

In addition, they have lost just once in their last 18 match-days, and the defeat had come against Liverpool in the Club World Cup. Such is the level of consistency and domination of Monterrey.

At home, they are on an eight-game winning run disregarding their loss against Liverpool, and have lost a total of just twice in the whole of the previous Apertura season here. 

Moreover, stretching back to April of last year, the team have found the back of the net in 21 of their last 23 appearances here, and even denied a clean sheet to the current European champions.

On the other hand, Morelia lost their prior two fixtures, and were winless in six of their last ten. They also do have to deal with the away handicap, and on top of that, they were winless in three of their last four away fixtures, and conceded two or more goals in three of their preceding five trips.

Going on, Monterrey won the last two h2h encounters against this opponent, and registered seven of the prior eight such wins as well. They have also lost just five times in front of the home crowd against Morelia in the past two decades.

Taking into consideration all these observations, it’s expected that the champions and hosts Mornterrey will begin their title-defense with a victory. 

They will also be keen to make a statement to the whole league with a convincing win, and should be able to take advantage of the desperate lot of Morelia who will have no option to leave spaces at the back in search for a goal.

Monterrey vs Monarcas Morelia Betting Tips

  • To Win: Monterrey @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Monterrey to Score in Second Half @ 1.40 (2/5).