Mazatlán, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 3-2 Liga MX (Apertura) success vs FC Juárez.
In that game, Mazatlán had 42% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 6 on target. For Mazatlán, the goalscorers were Camilo Sanvezzo (5', 34') and Aldo Rocha (9'). For their opponents, FC Juárez got 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Brian Rubio (40') and Dario Lezcano (80') scored for FC Juárez.
It has been seldom in recent times where Mazatlán have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Mazatlán have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 10 goals during that time. That kind of trend won’t necessarily be continued into this next game, however.
Monterrey will go into this meeting following on from a 3-1 Liga MX (Apertura) win to beat Puebla in their most recent outing.
In that game, Monterrey managed 45% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Monterrey, the goals were scored by Nicolás Sánchez (5'), Aké Loba (34') and Rogelio Funes Mori (49'). Puebla had 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Santiago Ormeño (67') scored for Puebla.
Looking at their form, and Monterrey have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, letting opponents get 7 goals in all. At the back, Los Rayados have clearly had some problems.
Going into this contest, Monterrey haven’t been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Team News: Mazatlán
Mazatlán manager Francisco Palencia will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all before this game thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection.
Team News: Monterrey
Monterrey boss Antonio Mohamed has to choose a team with limited availability. Dorlan Pabón (Ankle Injury), Vincent Janssen (Toe Injury) and Stefan Medina (Thigh Muscle Strain) are those who can’t be considered.
Our thinking is that Mazatlán might have a difficult job to get anything against this Monterrey outfit who should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a very even match with a 0-1 winning margin for Monterrey after 90 minutes.
There should be little in it.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the 90 min. result market, staking on Mazatlán is best priced at 3.6, backing the draw is 3.5 & taking a punt on the winner to be Monterrey will get you 2. They’re the best of the prices available as of now.