Monterrey will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph over Querétaro FC.
In that match, Monterrey had 55% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Monterrey, the goalscorers were Alfonso González (71') and Stefan Medina (88'). Querétaro FC had 9 shots on goal with 2 on target. Kevin Ramírez (86') scored for Querétaro FC.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Monterrey have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Los Rayados have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, giving up 8 goals during that time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Monterrey:
- have not lost a league tie with Puebla in their previous 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Since a losing effort in their last game against Santos Laguna in Liga MX (Apertura) action, Puebla and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Puebla had 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. On the other side, Santos Laguna had 9 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Julio César Furch (32') and David Andrade (42') scored for Santos Laguna.
The stats tell the story, and Puebla have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing opposing sides hit 13 goals overall. Defensively, Los Camoteros have seen their frailties exposed. That kind of trend might not be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Going into this contest, Puebla have not won against Monterrey when they’ve played them away from home in the last 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head meetings going back to 09/01/2017 shows that Monterrey have won 2 of them & Puebla 3, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
In all, 19 goals were scored between them in this period, with 8 of them for Los Rayados and 11 for Los Camoteros. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
Team News: Monterrey
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Monterrey manager Antonio Mohamed to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust squad. Dorlan Pabón (Ankle Injury) won’t play.
Team News: Puebla
Due to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Puebla boss Juan Reynoso has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
We’re of the opinion that Monterrey will most probably score more than once when they come up against Puebla, who will not find it easy scoring.
We’re predicting a controlled 2-0 victory for Monterrey at full-time.
What are the top odds for the game?
Checking out the betting prices for the game in the 90 min. result market, staking on Monterrey is available for 1.59, betting on a draw is 4.2 and selecting a victory for Puebla will get you 7. They’re the best market prices that can be secured at the moment.