Club América vs Monterrey – Club América will aim to overturn a one-goal deficit when it hosts Monterrey for the second leg of the Apertura Finals on Sunday evening. Miguel Herrera’s men took a 1-0 courtesy of an own goal from Carlos Rodriguez in the first leg.
However, Monterrey quickly hit back with a fine strike from Stefan Medina on the stroke of half-time. América then had Francisco Sebastian Cordova sent off on 53 minutes, but it looked set to hold on for a 1-1 draw. Yet Monterrey striker Rogelio Funes Mori grabbed the winner in the third minute of stoppage time. It leaves the tie delicately poised as the action heads to Estadio Azteca for the second leg.
Home Advantage for América
These teams have now met three times in 2019. It finished 3-2 to Monterrey at Estadio Estadio BBVA Bancomer in January, and América then won 4-2 at Estadio Azteca in July, before Monterrey’s 2-1 win on Thursday. The home team typically prevails when these teams meet, and both teams typically score.
América had a strong home record in the Apertura championship this season. It won five, drew three and lost just one game at Estadio Azteca, scoring 19 goals and conceding 10. That left it with the second best home record in Liga MX. Monterrey’s away record was poor. It lost five of its nine games on the road during the regular season. However, it hit form at the right time. Monterrey secured seven wins and two draws from its final nine games, and it continued that strong run into the playoffs.
Club América vs Monterrey Betting Picks
Monterrey has not lost in Liga MX since October, and that highlights the magnitude of the challenge facing América on Sunday. However, it has enough quality to triumph in this game and the América players can take plenty of encouragement from their performance in the first leg.
Bet365 has +105 on América winning this game, and that looks tempting. Monterrey knows that a draw will see it lift the trophy, but playing for a draw can be dangerous.
Check out the 888 Sport for some tempting prices on América too. Another good option is both teams to score at -150 with the top Liga MX betting sites. They are both on fire in attack and struggling defensively right now, so this could be an entertaining spectacle.