León vs Monarcas Morelia – León host Monarcas Morelia in a bid to reach the semi-finals of the Apertura championship on Saturday. These teams met for a pulsating first-leg clash on Wednesday and it finished 3-3. Both sides had a man sent off, and the tie is now delicately balanced. However, León should be confident in its chances of picking up a home win in the second leg. It was unbeaten at Estadio León in the regular season, with four wins and five draws from nine games. Monarcas lost four of its nine away games and finished with a -2 goal difference on the road.

Time for León to Step Up

Home advantage should swing this game in León’s favor, but it is also the stronger team. It finished second in the standings, six points ahead of seventh placed Monarcas, and it has been the most consistent team in Liga MX throughout 2019. León finished top of the standings in the Clausura championship earlier this year, but lost a tight final. It will be desperate to go all the way this time. It beat Monarcas 3-2 on the road in March, and the teams drew 1-1 at Estadio León earlier this month.

León vs Monarcas Morelia Betting Picks

It is tempting to back the draw once again in this game, as the last two meetings between these teams have finished all square, and nerves could be a factor on Saturday. Yet this just feels like a game León has to win. If needs to flex its muscles and send out a statement to the rest of the teams in the playoffs that it is a serious contender. You need to win your home games in order to achieve that. Quality players like José Juan Macias and Ángel Mena need silverware to keep them at the club. They have the creativity to unlock this Monarcas defense and they should edge this game.

León to win is priced at -123 with Pinnacle and that looks like a tempting bet. For more value, León to win and over 1.5 goals is +110, while the Betfair Exchange has some good odds too. Both teams to score is another great option at -167. That has paid off in the last five meetings between these teams.