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Monterrey line up against visiting team Mazatlán at Estadio BBVA in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie on Sunday.
All Monterrey v Mazatlán match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Monterrey will be hoping for a better result following a 2-1 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Tigres de la UANL.
In that game, Monterrey had 42% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Monterrey was Alfonso González (18'). At the other end, Tigres de la UANL had 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Carlos González (35') and André-Pierre Gignac (64') scored for Tigres de la UANL.
It has been seldom in recent times that Monterrey haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Los Rayados have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 7 goals in the process. That kind of pattern isn’t assured to be continued here, of course.
Going into this encounter, Monterrey have not won at home in their last 2 matches in the league.
Mazatlán head into the clash after a 4-3 Liga MX (Clausura) win over León in their previous outing.
In that match, Mazatlán managed 41% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Mazatlán, the goals were scored by Michael Rangel (43', 73') and Augusto (55'). León had 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Luis Montes (11'), Víctor Dávila (29'), Andrés Mosquera (58' Own goal) and Ángel Mena (90') scored for León.
The stats don’t lie, and Mazatlán have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 10 goals in total. At the back, Mazatlán have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
The last league clash featuring the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 15 on 25/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Mazatlán 1-2 Monterrey.
On that occasion, Mazatlán had 60% possession and 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Camilo Sanvezzo (57').
Monterrey had 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Avilés Hurtado (3') and Nicolás Sánchez (41') scored.
The match was refereed by Jorge Isaac Rojas.
Team News: Monterrey
It doesn’t get much better regarding selection, with just one fitness concern for the Monterrey boss Javier Aguirre to be concerned about from a near full-strength set of players. Daniel Parra (Ruptured knee ligament) is sidelined.
Team News: Mazatlán
Due to a completely injury-free group available to select from, Mazatlán boss Tomás Boy has no fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this game.
In this game, Monterrey are likely to dominate on the ball and be rewarded with decent chances.
In contrast, Mazatlán are also probably going to find it difficult to get a goal of their own but do we see them managing to get on the scoresheet as well here.
We’re predicting a 3-1 win for Monterrey when all’s said and done.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio BBVA (51,348)
Captain: Dorlan Pabón
Chairman: Duilio Davino
Manager: Javier Aguirre
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 4, Liga MX (Apertura) position 5
🔑 Star Player: Maximiliano Meza
Mostly deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Maximiliano Meza was born in Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Gimna ' Plata in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Midfielder has contributed 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 16 appearances.