2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Santos Laguna vs Monterrey Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Santos Laguna vs Monterrey kick off? Monday 2nd December, 2019 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is Santos Laguna vs Monterrey being played? Estadio Corona

What TV channel is Santos Laguna vs Monterrey on? Fox Sports 2 (Mexico, Central America, USA, Venezuela)

Where can I stream Santos Laguna vs Monterrey? Fox Sports GO, bet365 (geo-restrictions apply)

Where can I get tickets for Santos Laguna vs Monterrey? Tickets will be sold exclusively at Estadio Corona

THE TEAM NEWS

SANTOS LAGUNA

  • Santos Laguna suffered a surprising defeat during the first leg of the Apertura quarter-finals after losing to Monterrey 5-2, so they are forced to win this game by a three-goal differential if they want to move to the semi-finals. They should be confident ahead of this contest, though, as Santos were the best home team in the league with eight wins out of nine matches.
  • Considering veteran goalkeeper Jonathan Orozco returned for the first leg of this tie, Santos should be at full strength ahead of this pivotal contest.

Expected starting XI: Jonathan Orozco; Carlos Orrantía, Doria, Hugo Isaac Rodríguez, Gerardo Arteaga; Ulises Rivas, Fernando Gorriarán; Erick Castillo, Diego Valdés, Brian Lozano; Julio Furch

MONTERREY

  • Monterrey shocked the world with an impressive 5-2 win in the first leg of this quarter-final tie, so they simply have to avoid conceding three times to move into the next stage. That might be easier said than done, though, as they struggled on the road during the Apertura campaign to the tune of a W3, D1, L5 record while conceding 13 goals in only nine games.
  • Star forward Rogelio Funes Mori missed the first leg of this tie, and he will be a game-time decision for the coaching staff. The rest of the team should be fit and available.

Expected starting XI: Marcelo Barovero; Stefan Medina, César Montes, Nicolás Sánchez, Lionel Vangioni; Carlos Rodríguez, Celso Ortiz; Dorlan Pabón, Maximiliano Meza, Jesús Gallardo; Vincent Janssen

THE PREDICTION

Monterrey should be clear favourites to move into the next stage of the competition given their three-goal lead on the aggregate score. However, Santos Laguna are not going to back down and they should be able to win here rather comfortably given their impressive home form during the regular season, and the fact they have won each of their last four games at Estadio Corona. Santos should win here easily, although the damage may have already been done in terms of progressing any further.

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