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Monterrey visit Estadio Corona on Monday for the Liga MX (Apertura) showdown with hosts Santos Laguna.
All Santos Laguna v Monterrey game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Santos Laguna head into this fixture following on from a 1-1 Liga MX (Apertura) draw versus Puebla.
In that game, Santos Laguna had 60% possession and 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Santos Laguna was Alessio da Cruz (90'). At the other end, Puebla had 15 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Emanuel Gularte (52') scored for Puebla.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Santos Laguna have been participants. Breaking down the goal attribution in that period, opposing sides scored a total of 5 and Santos Laguna managed a tally of 6.
Leading up to this clash, Santos Laguna:
- have not been beaten in the league by Monterrey in their last 3 matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 7 league matches at home.
Monterrey come into this encounter following a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win with the defeat of Toluca in their last fixture.
In that match, Monterrey managed 50% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. For Monterrey, the goalscorers were Jesús Gallardo (41') and Rogelio Funes Mori (73'). For their opponents, Toluca had 13 shots at goal with 7 on target.
Javier Aguirre's Monterrey have seen their efforts on goal rewarded 8 times in the course of their latest sextet of matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during that period adds up to 5.
A look at their previous results shows us that Monterrey:
- have not registered a win against Santos Laguna in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their most recent head to head meetings going back to 29/11/2019 shows us that Santos Laguna have won 2 of these & Monterrey 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
An aggregate of 19 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Guerreros and 10 belonging to Los Rayados. That’s an average goals per game of 3.17.
Team News: Santos Laguna
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Santos Laguna gaffer Guillermo Almada to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy squad. Carlos Acevedo (Shoulder Injury) is out of contention.
Team News: Monterrey
Out of a mainly healthy squad, there’s just a single fitness problem for the Monterrey boss Javier Aguirre to be concerned about. Vincent Janssen (Pubitis) won’t be playing here.
Our assessment is that Monterrey and Santos Laguna could end up without much reward for their efforts here.
We’re therefore expecting a very close game with a 0-0 score when the full-time whistle blows.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Corona (29,101)
Captain: Carlos Acevedo
Chairman: Dante Elizalde
Manager: Guillermo Almada
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 10
⭐ Star Man: Alessio da Cruz
Customarily played in the Striker position, Alessio da Cruz was born in Netherlands. Having played his first senior match for Jong Twente in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.