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Santos Laguna vs Monarcas Morelia Predictions

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Santos Laguna
Monarcas Morelia

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Tip Reasoning

Monday’s Liga MX Clausura action sees Santos Laguna and Monarcas Morelia going blow for blow. An open, exciting game is expected to be in order as both sides chase the 3 points.

As impressive as Santos Laguna were over the opening phase of the campaign, ending regular action in 4th place prior to losing to Monterrey in the play-offs, they certainly were not in last weekend’s Clausura opener. Los Guerreros’ travelled to face Lobos BUAP as favourites to win but seriously underwhelmed in an uncharacteristic 2-0 defeat.

As such, the hosts will be looking for redemption in Monday’s game but having now not won in 6 consecutive competitive outings, they have very little momentum behind them and need to improve rapidly if they are to finish in the play-offs once again. Nonetheless, typically a powerful force at the Estadio Nuevo Corona, Santos can arrive somewhat confident in finally ending their poor run of form.

Meanwhile, Monarcas Morelia also kicked off the second half of the campaign in poor fashion, losing 3-1 at home to Toluca. Said result means the visitors have lost 3 of their last 4 Liga MX outings and has them coming into Monday’s game in as equally poor shape as their opponents.

Monarcas didn’t make the play-offs in the Apertura, missing out by a single point and if they’re to avoid said heartbreak in the coming months, they can ill-afford a poor run of results, making this a very important clash. Typically deploying a very attacking game plan, Monarcas certainly won’t be arriving in apprehensive state but will be hoping to tighten things up at the back after their poor defensive showing last weekend.

Ultimately, although both teams are in poor form and low on confidence, we view them both as far stronger outfits than the form book suggests and the two should be well in the hunt for a top 8 finish. Both teams will be itching to return to winning ways in the match and thus, we can expect an open style of game.

That line of thought, alongside the fact that both nets have been hit in Monarcas’ last 8 away games and their last 8 matches overall, has backing both teams to score looking like excellent value. Both teams have also scored in 3 of Santos’ last 5 home games and with plenty of attacking talent on each side, there should be plenty of action; enough to see each team notch in a 1-1 draw.

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