Monterrey vs Atlético de San Luis Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
- Monterrey take lost to Atlético de San Luis earlier in the Clausura season, but were unbeaten in the four fixtures between the teams before that one
- Atlético de San Luis squeezed into the top 12 with three wins in their last five games
- Monterrey ended the league season with two losses in their last four matches after making a great come back from a disastrous early season
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Monterrey vs Atlético de San Luis Prediction
Monterrey will find it hard against Atlético de San Luis but should be able to get the win this weekend. They did not enjoy a good ending to the season, and they will be ruining their missed chance of finishing in the top 4.
The last time Monterrey faced Atlético de San Luis was in February this year, and they ended up losing 2-0. The result was a shocker as San Luis were coming into the game after losing five of their opening six matches.
Jhon Murillo scored in the 24th minute of the game to give San Luis the lead. Monterrey had a penalty awarded to them just before halftime, but VAR canceled it, and they could not get level at the break. Despite going all-out attack in the second half, Monterrey only ended up conceding once more when Abel Hernández found the back of the net to seal a 2-0 win.
In the last five meetings between these two sides, Monterrey have picked up two wins and drawn twice. Their only loss in this fixture was the last meeting and they will be looking to avoid a repeat of that this weekend.
Monterrey Need to Keep Their League Form Going
Monterrey sacking Javier Aguirre has turned out to be one of their best decisions this season in hindsight. They were struggling for results in the league under the coach and were out of the Club World Cup without making it to the semi-final as well.
Since Victor Vucetich has taken over, Monterrey have won six matches and managed to qualify for the playoffs. Since the international break at the end of March, Monterrey have gone on to win three, draw two and lose just two games – helping them finish in the top 12.
Vucetich Makes an Immediate Impact
They started off April with a 2-2 draw against Toluca, which should have been an easy win. Monterrey were 2-1 up at halftime after goals from Maximiliano Meza and Joel Campbell handed them the lead, but they ended up dropping points because of Leonardo Fernández’s brace. The second goal for Toluca came deep into stoppage time and that left the away side with no chance of making a comeback.
Joel Campbell had a game to forget the next week as he missed a penalty and got sent off against Santos Laguna. However, Monterrey managed to pick up the win thanks to Luis Romo scoring with minutes left in the game.
The fighting spirit was back at the club and they showed it in the very next game as well. After going 1-0 down at Guadalajara, Monterrey fought back to win the game 3-1. Jesús Gallardo, Sebastián Vegas and Arturo González got the scoresheet to help their side win, despite not dominating possession in the match.
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A Shock Loss Causes a Brief Stoppage to Monterrey’s Momentum
They did well to keep Pumas UNAM at bay throughout the game in the next week, but could not salvage a point. Washington Corozo scored a brace for the home side with goals in the 91st and 94th minute, leaving Victor Vucetich’s men heartbroken.
The shock loss at the end of the match proved to be a big issue for the players as they were down in the next game too. They could not do too much against Atlas and had Celso Ortiz sent off after the hour mark. Monterrey dropped points once again and were slipping in the table.
Things got worse in the next game week as league leaders Pachuca defeated them 3-0. The table-toppers were out in full flow and ran away with the three points after a brace from Luis Chávez, and a goal from Roberto de la Rosa.
Luckily, Monterrey managed to qualify for the playoffs after their place in the top 12 was guaranteed because of their results. They had an outside chance of making it to the top 4 with a big win over Club Tijuana, but only managed a 2-0 win and finished 7th in the table.
Atlético de San Luis One of the Sides to Beat in the Latter Half
Atlético de San Luis were another side that needed a late run in the league to seal their playoff spot. They won five of their last nine matches in the league to finish 10th in the table – just two points above Club Leon, the side that failed to qualify for the playoffs.
André Jardine will be proud of his men for making it to the knockout stages as they were not given a chance at one point. It seemed impossible for them to do anything special this season and going beyond the playoffs would be an added bonus.
San Luis’ Rise up From the Bottom
The change in fortune started with a win over Puebla, who were chasing the top spot at that time. The shock win thanks to Efrain Orona’s goal in the 96th minute gave them the confidence of beating any team in the league and they were up for the challenge.
However, that sky-high confidence came crashing down in the next game as Queretaro beat them 2-1. Leonardo Sequeira and Ángel Sepúlveda scored for the home side with Unai Bilbao scoring the lone goal for the away side.
Jardine was not ready to give up on the playoff spots and he ensured his players were up for the challenge. They bounced back with a 1-0 win over Mazatlan thanks to Jhon Murillo’s goal. That was enough to separate the two sides and help them seal a crucial win.
Not Perfect, but Just Enough Against the Bigwigs
Facundo Waller found the back of the net late in their game against Club Tijuana and that helped them pick up another point to move up in the table. Moreover, they had taken points off a side that was also chasing the playoff spots – making it a win-win situation.
Jhon Murillo and Germán Berterame scored in the game against Club Leon to help San Luis win 2-0. The win proved to be a vital one at the end of the season, as Leon finished 2 points below Atletico and did not qualify for the playoffs.
They did lose two of their last four matches to Club Necaxa and Santos Laguna, but that did not stop them from finishing in the top 12. Atletico picked up shock wins over Pumas UNAM and Cruz Azul – two sides who were chasing the top 4 in the league this season.
Moreover, they kept a clean sheet in both those matches, getting the defenders high on confidence as well. Luis Fernando León, Germán Berterame and Ricardo Chávez scored the three goals in the two matches that sealed qualification for the playoffs.
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How to Watch Monterrey vs Atlético de San Luis
|Monterrey vs Atlético de San Luis Information|
|Teams||Monterrey vs Atlético de San Luis|
|Location||Estadio BBVA Bancomer|
|Time||Saturday, May 7 at 9pm EST|
|How to watch||Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes|
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Varun is a web journalist who has been writing on sports for 13 years. He took a shine for the MLS during the 2021 season and has been following it and writing about it since, alongside his work involving the English Premier League, La Liga, and the Serie A. He is deeply interested in soccer analytics and strategy and has aspirations to move into coaching at some point. Email: [email protected]