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Club America vs Monterrey Odds & Prediction – Liga MX Round 17

Daniel Coyle

by Daniel Coyle in Soccer

Nov 6, 2021 · 7:41 AM PDT

Alvaro Fidalgo of Mexico's America,
Alvaro Fidalgo of Mexico's America, center, is challenged by Maximiliano Meza, left, and Carlos Rodriguez of Mexico's Monterrey during the CONCACAF Champions League final soccer match in Monterrey, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • Club America aims to snap a two-match slide as they close out their Liga MX Apertura schedule against CF Monterrey as home favorites
  • The Eagles have already clinched the top of the Torneo Apertura table, but have lost three straight to a desperate Monterrey squad
  • Read on for all the odds and trends ahead of Saturday night’s matchup at Estadio Azteca

Club America will be looking to snap their first two-match losing streak of 2021 when they play host to CF Monterrey on Saturday as they bring their La Liga Torneo Apertura schedule to a close as strong +120 home favorites. America is coming off a narrow 2-1 road loss to Cruz Azul, but maintain a comfortable five-point lead atop the Liga MX table. CF Monterrey have earned points in each of their past two outings, halting a four-match slide, and get set to hit the pitch as +255 underdogs.

Here’s a look at all the odds, trends, and best bets ahead of this Liga MX Round 17 matchup, set for 9:00pm ET on Saturday night at Estadio Azteca.

Club America vs CF Monterrey Liga MX Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Club America vs CF Monterrey AME -0.5 (-150) | MON +0.5 (+130) ( AME +120 | Draw +220 | MON +255 Ov 2.5 (+135) | Un 2.5 (-180)

*Odds at DraftKings as of November 6, 2021.

Club America Outlook

Club America saw the red-hot start to their 2021/2022 campaign cool off as the calendar turned to November. After earning at least a point in 16 of their first 17 non-friendly contests of the season, the Eagles have stumbled in their past two outings, scoring just one total goal while tallying losses in two straight road contests. Prior to last weekend’s loss to Cruz Azul, America was denied a record eighth all-time CONCACAF Champions League title by a narrow 1-0 loss to Monterrey.

While the defeat should provide them with plenty of motivation going into Saturday night’s contest, the Eagles have work to do revitalize a slumbering attack that has mustered more than a single goal just once in their past 10 outings across all competitions. While Club America has particularly struggled in recent contests on the road, they have fared far better when hosting opponents at Estadio Azteca, where they have racked up a sparkling 15-2-0 win-draw-loss record in 17 league matches since the beginning of 2021.

Although no single Eagles player has emerged as a driving force on offence, the club has benefited from distributed scoring during the first half of the Liga MX season. Alvaro Fidalgo has led the attack with four goals, while a trio of strikers have potted three markers including Salvador Reyes, who has also tallied a club-leading four assists.

Club America vs CF Monterrey Head-to-Head Stats

Club America
VS
CF Monterrey
52 Matches played 52
19 Matches won 20
13 Matches drawn 13
20 Matches lost 19
65 Goals scored 61
70 Points 73

CF Monterrey Outlook

While Club America has also ready clinched the top of the table, CF Monterrey enter the final weekend of Torneo Apertura action searching for their first win on the road since late September. Streakiness has been the keyword for Monterrey during the first half of the 2021/2022 campaign. The club suffered just one defeat during their first 13 outings across all competitions. However, Monterrey look to Saturday night’s contest on a 0-1-4 run in league play, which currently leaves them squarely on the Final Series playoff bubble in 10th place on the table, just two points up on 13th-place Atletico San Luis.

Like Club America, the Rayados have seen goals come at a premium. Monterrey have scored just two total goals during their current five-match swoon in league play. That scoring drought extends to league matches on the road this season, where they have posted just one victory in eight matches, and been outscored by a 5-2 overall margin in their past three.

While those trends make it tough to say who will they get their scoring from on Saturday, some positive trends exist for Monterrey in their recent track record against Club America. With their narrow 1-0 win in the CONCACAF Champions League final, the Rayados have now taken home the win in six of their past seven overall meetings with America, including each of the past three. And while striker Rogelio Gabriel Funes Mori has been held off the scoresheet in six straight league outings, he has potted the winning goal in each of the club’s past two meetings with the Eagles.

The Picks: CF Monterrey +255; UNDER 2.5 (-180)

 

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