Tigres vs Santos
Mexico Liga MX Championship Final
Date: Monday, 16 July 2018
Kick-Off at 02:00 UK
Venue: StubHub Center (Carson, California).
Tigres and Santos meet for their Liga MX Championship Final clash at StubHub Center on Monday amid somewhat unpredictable spells of form on both ends, looking for silverware despite failing to retain consistency through the pre-season friendlies.
Tigres have been a better side in front of the home crowd and although they do come into the match on the back of a 0-2 win over Pachuca, we have seen Ricardo Ferretti’s men struggle for consistency on the road – which could be more worrying ahead of the clash in California. The early July win was only their third in 13 trips away from home and it does feel they’ll have to outdo themselves to win here.
However, Santos Laguna have seen similar woes and we’ve seen them suffer two rather comfortable losses in early July – beaten by both San Antonio and Rio Grande Valley – as they extended a nine-game unbeaten streak on the road. They have been regularly scoring goals but it is questionable if this will be enough to lift their team spirits ahead of the all-important clash.
Tigres vs Santos: Head-to-head
- Santos have bagged a 2-0 win in the sides’ last head-to-head clash in early May.
- The win only ended a streak of two consecutive wins for Tigres and a five-game winless streak against the rivals.
- We’ve seen three or more goals in just one of their last six matchups.
Tigres vs Santos: Prediction
We will now stick our necks out for Tigres to build on their recent performances and bag the all-important win at 2.30, which does seem great value seeing Santos have struggled to put on great performances recently.
Nonetheless, we do expect another very tough clash, which could be untangled with just a single goal. With that in mind, we’ll now also go for Under 2.5 goals FT at 1.74 – which does come off as a great way to go about the market, especially for those keeping the faith Tigres have what it takes to shut down the rivals on the day as well.
Tigres vs Santos: Bet Tips
- Tigres to win @2.30
- Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.74.