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Monterrey host visiting side Pachuca at Estadio BBVA in this Liga MX (Clausura) meeting on Monday.
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Monterrey will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Liga MX (Clausura) success against Toluca.
In that game, Monterrey had 32% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Monterrey, the goals were scored by Sebastián Vegas (51') and Maximiliano Meza (60'). Toluca got 16 shots at goal with 5 on target. Jorge Torres Nilo (71') scored for Toluca.
It has been a rare occasion in recent games where Monterrey have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Los Rayados have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, shipping 5 goals on the way. In any event, we will just have to wait and see if that trend shall be sustained here in this match.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Monterrey:
- haven't lost in the league to Pachuca in their last 8 games. A decent run, indeed.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 8 home league matches. A very good run at home.
After a loss in their previous game against Puebla in Liga MX (Clausura) competition, Pachuca will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Pachuca managed 64% possession and 17 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player to score for Pachuca was Erick Sánchez (48'). For their opponents, Puebla got 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Maximiliano Araújo (2'), Maximiliano Perg (66') and Salvador Reyes (96') scored for Puebla.
Over the course of their previous 6 clashes, Pachuca have amassed a tally of 10 goals. Los Tuzos have also not failed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they have had 8 goals scored by their opponents.
A look at their previous results shows us that Pachuca:
- have not won against Monterrey in games played away from home for the previous 13 matches in the league. A truly shameful run of away results.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Head to head
An inspection of their past head to head meetings going back to 15/10/2017 shows that these encounters have not been kind to Pachuca. They’ve not managed to register any wins whatsoever whereas Monterrey have been the better of the two, getting wins in 83 per cent of those ties.
18 goals were produced between them in these games, with 14 of them from Los Rayados and 4 netted by Los Tuzos. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league contest between these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 10 on 15/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Pachuca 1-1 Monterrey.
On that occasion, Pachuca managed 67% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Ismael Sosa (84').
Monterrey had 7 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Sebastián Vegas (8') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Luis Santander.
Team News: Monterrey
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Monterrey manager Javier Aguirre to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy group. Daniel Parra (Ruptured knee ligament) won’t play.
Team News: Pachuca
Pachuca manager Paulo Pezzolano has multiple availability issues to deal with. Víctor Guzmán (Knee Injury) and Romario Ibarra (Collarbone fracture) can’t be considered.
Our feeling is that Pachuca have enough to find the net against this Monterrey outfit, although it may not be enough to avoid defeat.
Our tip is for both teams to score in a 2-1 winning score for Monterrey by the conclusion of the game. Looking forward to this.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio BBVA (51,348)
Captain: Dorlan Pabón
Chairman: Duilio Davino
Manager: Javier Aguirre
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 3, Liga MX (Apertura) position 5
⭐ Key Player: Aké Loba
Usually taking up the Striker position, Aké Loba was born in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. After having made a senior debut playing for Querétaro FC in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has got 4 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign to date in 8 appearances.