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Club Leon vs. CF Monterrey Prediction: Will Leon Snap Their Two-Game Losing Streak?

Written by: Angelo Zarra
Published April 19, 2024
8 min read

Saturday evening will see the giants from the north, Monterrey clash with Leon at Estadio Leon. In their most recent encounter, Monterrey cruised to a 3-1 victory in a feisty affair that saw each team shown a red card. In the head-to-head department, Monterrey has been victorious 12 times and shared the points on six occasions in their last 25 tussles.

Leon currently sits in 11th place in the Clausura table with 20 points. Their most recent outing saw them extend their losing run to two games. Los Panzas Verdes put themselves in a difficult spot in last weekend's affair, in the 64th minute as Alan Medina was shown a red card for violent conduct. Three minutes later Pumas broke the deadlock and maintained their one-goal lead till the final whistle.

Meanwhile, Monterrey, they are coming off one of the wildest matches Liga MX has produced in 2024, drawing with Tigres 3-3 at home in the Clásico Regiomontano. Monterrey was able to snatch a result after being down 3-1 in the match with German Berterame finding the back of the net 10 minutes into stoppage time. The Rayados didn’t lose any ground in the table with last weekend's result maintaining their third-place position.

Here, we will break down the betting odds and share our favorite picks for Club Leon vs CF Monterrey.

Club Leon vs. CF Monterrey Betting Odds for Saturday, April 20

Entering Saturday's contest, the books have leaned towards a higher scoring encounter with the over 2.5 goal mark set at -150. The under is listed at +115. Five of the last seven gatherings between these two clubs the under cashed.

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Club Leon vs CF Monterrey Prediction

Leon vs. Monterrey Betting Prediction

Club Leon Preview

Leon is jockeying for a playoff spot with two games left in their schedule and this is their last home match in the Clausura campaign. It’s been a bag of mixed results at home, walking away with maximum points on three occurrences, but have also lost four times. It’s must-win territory for Los Panzas Verdes, as a defeat to Monterrey would crush their glory Cinderella run title dreams.

Failing to register a goal as a club in their last two matches, they will need their star striker Federico Vinas to find the score sheet. Leading the team in the goals department with seven, one back in the Liga MX Clausura Golden Boot race. Last weekend the 25-year-old managed to launch five shots towards the target in 90 minutes of play.

CF Monterrey Preview

Monterrey is firing on all cylinders when it comes to finding the back of the net in 2024. In all competitive matches played, they have only failed to get on the scoresheet twice. Boasting one of the strongest lineups in Liga MX, they have had 10 different players on this squad contributing to the scorer’s sheet. Their goals scored per game average is tied with Club America for third in the competition averaging 1.8.

Central Midfielder Luis Romo terminated his goalless run and bagged his first goal in domestic play in quite some time last weekend. The 28-year-old finished with a passing completion rate of 79 percent going 19-for-24. Romo left the match in the 36th minute due to an undisclosed injury, his timeline to return is unknown.

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Club Leon vs. CF Monterrey - My Pick

Solid numbers are backing that this skirmish on Saturday should see some fireworks going off with both sides burying the ball. The contestants in this collision are streaking when it comes to failing to keep a clean sheet. Leon has conceded a goal in their last six matches, meanwhile, Monterrey has allowed a goal in their last eight. In the 2024 Clausura, the over 2.5 goals have hit in 59 percent of the matches played. Leon matches have seen the over hit nine times, on the other hand, Monterrey has participated in matches resulting in the over eight times.

How to Watch Club Leon vs. CF Monterrey

  • When: Saturday, April 20 at 7 p.m ET

  • Where: Estadio Leon

  • TV: Univision, Telemundo, Fox Sports, ESPN, Vix and Sling TV

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Hailing from the great white north in Canada, over the last 15 years, Angelo has been wagering on sports and, more specifically, the sport that’s in his blood, soccer. Well-versed in soccer leagues across the globe, keeping tabs on what’s happening in the world of soccer. Since 2022, Angelo has published MLS betting previews on various websites, including on Major League Soccer's official betting page for a short while. Through the power of social media, Angelo has been invited to talk soccer betting on national TV & radio on Sports Grid.

In Angelo’s free time, he can be found walking his dog and lounging at home watching any game that's on while enjoying his second favourite thing after sports: food! 

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