Monterrey vs Santos Laguna
Mexico – Liga MX Guard1anes
Date: Sunday, 9 August 2020
Kick-off at 01:06 UK/ 02:06 CET
Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer.
The Striped-Ones had finished just in the eighth position in the league table the last season. However, they then displayed some immaculate form in the playoffs, to go all the way and the lift the title. As such, they are the reigning champions of the competition.
Meanwhile, the Warriors, who had finished as toppers of the regular season, were pitted against this same opponent in the first round of the playoffs (Quarter Finals), as the first and eighth seed are pitted against each other.
Despite all their hard work, Guillermo Almada’s men had to bow out in the opening round itself, and thus they do have some scores to settle.
However, Antonio Mohamed’s men have the mental edge, and they have a great h2h record at this venue. It seems that we are in line for a Monterrey win this Sunday.
Monterrey vs Santos: Head-to-head (h2h)
- As these two took on each other in the first round of the playoffs, the Striped Ones recorded a massive 5-2 win in the first leg, and then followed it up with a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture.
- They had also registered five of the preceding six wins.
- At this venue, the hosts are on a four-match winning run.
- They had also registered 17 of the former 18 wins at this stadium.
Monterrey vs Santos: Prediction
Mohamed’s men are the reigning champions of the competition, and en route to their title, they had completely destroyed this same opponent the last season.
Moreover, they have a terrific h2h record at this venue. In fact, they are on a four-game winning run at this stadium in h2h clashes, and they also had registered 17 of the preceding 18 overall such wins.
In fact, since 2002, only once have the hosts lost such a fixture here.
More importantly, the Warriors have been struggling on the road for a very long time as well. In fact, they were winless in nine of the last ten road trips, and they had also lost seven of these match-ups.
As such, expect defending champions Monterrey to record a win this Sunday.
Monterrey vs Santos: Betting Tips
Monterrey to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
To Score in Second Half: Monterrey @ 1.40 (2/5).