Santos vs Leon Prediction & Match Preview

Santos vs Leon
Mexico – Liga MX Clausura
Date: Monday, 20 January 2020
Kick-off at 00:45 UK/ 01:45 CET
Venue: Estadio Corona (Torreón).

While these two were booted out out of the playoffs in the Quarterfinal itself, there’s no denying the fact that Santos, and Leon were the two overall best teams over the course of the season. As these two take on each other, it’s promising to be a mouthwatering fight.

Santos vs Leon Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Four of the last five wins went to Santos.
  • Nine of the previous fourteen games had goals from both teams.
  • Since 2002, only twice have Leon won at this stadium.
  • The combined scorecard for the past two encounters here is, 8-1, in favor of Santos.

Santos vs Leon Prediction

Santos were on the road the last match-day, and had taken on Tijuana. Against expectations though, the former lost to a 2-1 scoreline. 

In the meantime, Leon at home had taken on Queretaro, and despite conceding an early goal, the team scripted a 3-1 comeback.

This Monday, we are in line for one of the best matches of the season in the Mexican top division. The top-two teams of the previous season take on each other, with an aim to establish clear domination and authority early on.

For sure, the tag of the toppers, and the home advantage shifts the scales in the direction of Santos. 

Moreover, Santos were unbeaten in 15 of their last 19 overall games, and are on a streak of 18 straight matches without a loss in front of the home crowd.

Going on, they have lost just once since January of last year, and it had come against Necaxa in March, for a scoreline of 2-1. Santos have routinely scored heavily at home, and in fact scored twice or more in 13 of their last 17 home fixtures.

On the other hand, Leon were winless in eight of their last thirteen match-ups, and were winless in four of their former six matches on the road. 

In addition, Santos recorded four of the previous five h2h wins, and won four of the last five such meetings at this venue. They have also lost at home just twice in total against Leon in the past 18 years, and recorded an 8-1 scoreline from the previous two clashes.

Taking into account these observations, it’s adjudged that the hosts Santos hold the upper hand, and seem the logical choice to be backed for the win.

However, do note that they were just defeated by Tijuana in the opening round, and keep note that Tijuana had finished 11th in the table the last season. 

Moreover, Leon were the best offensive team in the whole league after Santos the prior season, and had scored in 18 of their former 20 overall games, and in 20 of their previous 24 away fixtures. 

Finally, Santos have opened their season with a loss, and also, they have conceded two or more goals in four of their former five overall games. 

Considering all these observations, it’s deduced that in this high-profile thriller, a scope for a clean sheet is very low for the hosts as well.

Santos vs Leon Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Santos @ 1.50 (1/2)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).