Monterrey vs Atletico de San Luis Pick
Monterrey to win, both teams to score
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Monterrey against Atletico de San Luis. Prediction
Monterrey should have no problem beating Atletico de San Luis, but they will be able get the victory this weekend. Their season ended in disappointment and will ruin their chance at finishing among the top 4.
The last time Monterrey played Atletico de Santa Luis in February was 2-0. It was quite shocking as San Luis had lost five out of six matches in their first six games.
Jhon Murillo scored in the 24th minute of the game to give San Luis the lead. Monterrey was awarded a penalty just before the half-time break, but VAR cancelled it and they couldn’t get even at the break. Monterrey managed to score a second goal in the second period, despite going on an aggressive offensive. Abel Hernandez scored the winning goal for a 2-0 victory.
In the five previous meetings, Monterrey has won two and drawn two times. They will try to prevent another loss this weekend.
Monterrey Must Keep Their League Form Moving
Monterrey’s decision to sack Javier Aguirre was one of the best moves they made this season. The coach was struggling to get results and they were eliminated from the Club World Cup. They did not make it to the semifinals.
Monterrey has won six games since Victor Vucetich took over and qualified 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.
Vacetich makes an immediate impact
They started April with a draw against Toluca at 2-2. This should have been a win. Monterrey led 2-1 at the half-time break after Joel Campbell and Maximiliano Mesa goals. But, they lost points due to Leonardo Fernandez’s brace. Toluca scored their second goal in stoppage time, and the away team was left with little chance to make a comeback.
Joel Campbell was sent off for missing a penalty against Santos Laguna. Despite this, Monterrey won the match thanks to Luis Romo’s goal with just minutes remaining.
The club’s fighting spirit returned and was evident in their next match. Monterrey won the match 3-1 after going down 1-0 at Guadalajara. Jesus Gallardo and Sebastian Vegas scored for their team, even though they did not have the majority of possession.
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A Shock Loss Causes an Intense Stoppage to Monterrey’s Momentum
They did a good job keeping Pumas UNAM away throughout the match, but couldn’t 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 defeat at the final match was a major problem for the players, as they lost the following game. After the hour, they couldn’t hold off Atlas so Celso Ortiz was sent home. Monterrey lost points again, and they were falling in the table.
Things got even worse as the league leaders Pachuca beat them 3-0. After a brace by Luis Chavez and Roberto de la Rosa, the table-toppers went full throttle and won three points.
Luckily, Monterrey managed to qualify for the playoffs after their place in the top 12 was guaranteed because of their results. With a huge win over Club Tijuana they had a chance to make it to the top 4, but their results were not good enough and Monterrey finished 7th.
Atletico de San Luis Another side who needed to win the last half
Atletico de San Luis was another team that had to make it to the playoffs. 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.
Andre Jardine will be proud that his team made it through to the knockout stage. They were denied a shot at this point. They were unable to achieve anything extraordinary this season, and it would have been a bonus if they made the playoffs.
San Luis’ Rise Up From the Bottom
The change of fortune began with victory over Puebla who was chasing the top position at the 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, their high-level of confidence was shaken by Queretaro’s 2-1 win. Unai Bilbao scored the only goal for the away team, while Leonardo Sequeira and Angel Sepulveda both scored.
Jardine wasn’t ready to lose hope on reaching the playoffs and made sure his team was up for it. Jhon Murillo’s goal gave them a win against Mazatlan, a score of 1-0. This was enough to win the game and separate them from Mazatlan.
Not Perfect but Enough to Defeat the Bigwigs
Facundo Wallace scored the winning goal against Club Tijuana, which helped them gain another point and move up the table. They had also taken points from a team that was also trying to reach the playoffs, making it win-win.
Jhon Murphyo and German Berterame both scored against Club Leon in order to make San Luis win by 2-0. This win was crucial at the final stage of the season as Leon ended 2 points behind Atletico, and didn’t 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 won unexpected victories over Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM, two teams that were trying to reach the top four in this league.
They also kept both matches clean, which gave the defenses a lot of confidence. German Berterame, Luis Fernando Leon and Ricardo Chavez were the goalscorers in both matches which sealed their qualification for the playoffs.
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How to Watch Monterrey vs Atletico de San Luis
Monterrey vs Atletico de San Luis Information Teams Monterrey vs Atletico 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