Monterrey vs. Tigres UANL Tigres UANL Pick & Prediction MAR 18th 2023

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Two great Mexicans facing each other: Tigres vs. Monterrey

This Saturday, March 18, we will enjoy the best possible Mexican soccer match: Tigres de Ruiz against Monterrey de Vucetich. This edition of the exciting classic has a special seasoning, and that is that one leads the tournament while the other needs victory to get even closer to the top. Both teams arrive with just 1 loss each, so whoever knows how to get out of the contest will tarnish their rival's record.

Last 10 Tigres matches

With Marco Antonio "Chima" Ruiz as interim, Tigres has been having an excellent season thanks to the Mexican coach, who may be replaced if Tata Martino (top candidate to take over) is confirmed. However, with Chima they have managed to reach no less than second position, something to be expected according to the Mexico League predictions that contemplate the caliber of Tigres players. In their 10 games played they have managed to get 21 points, just 4 less than their rival Monterrey. 6 wins, 3 draws and just 1 loss is the record they have been holding.

In their recent confrontation, they knew how to comply with what was indicated by the sports forecasts and beat the weak Necaxa 1-0 with a goal from Gorriarán, obtaining 3 gold points in the fight to remain well up. The only defeat suffered was against Guadalajara 2-1 at Tigres' home, something that of course bothered the fans a lot but it must be understood that we are talking about the third in the championship (same points as Tigres), so it could be said that losing was among the options. Regarding the wins, it is impossible not to mention the 4-1 against Pachuca with a double from Quiñones, and the 4-2 against Pumas with two goals from the imposing French center-forward Gignac. In the most recent 10 games they have scored 16 goals and conceded 6, leaving a positive balance of 10 goals.

Last 10 Monterrey matches

The absolute leader of the tournament lost, just like Tigres, only 1 game: 1-0 against Guadalajara, which coincidentally is the same rival that gave Los Felinos the only loss. However, they were able to recover very quickly and on the following day they played a real match against Cruz Azul, which ended 3-2 with a hat-trick from Berterame (one of them against). After beating Los Celestes, they hosted Atlético San Luis to beat them 3-1 with 3 from the great striker Rogelio Funes Mori. In their most recent matchup they conceded an impressive 3-0 to Juárez, something to be expected according to the Mexico League forecasts due to the weakness of the Braves.

Added to the record of no less than 8 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss is the number of goals (which they also lead): 20 in favor and 8 against, which leaves a more than positive balance of +12 goals. As a curious fact, it is worth mentioning that they scored at least 1 goal in 9 of the 10 games played, so, as we will tell later, betting on +0.5 goals could be a good choice for a combination.

Background between both

This classic is one of the most even in Mexican soccer due to the high level of competitiveness they present in domestic tournaments. In total they faced each other 129 times, with 48 going to the Universitarios side, 42 for the Rayados and in the remaining 39 opportunities they tied. The derby's all-time scorers table is headed by Monterrey legend Mario de Souza and Gignac, both with 11 goals each. Therefore, if the Frenchman scores, he will go down in history until another footballer surpasses him.

One of the most important series they played is the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League, which Monterrey won with a 2-1 aggregate.

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According to sports forecasts , one of the top candidates to score a goal is the excellent striker André-Pierre Gignac, who has 5 goals as well as the Argentine Nicolás Ibáñez with whom he shares the leadership of the club's top scorers in this edition. of the MX League. The Frenchman is one of the most influential in the entire tournament, to such an extent that he had direct participation in 7 goals (5 own + 2 assists). Another great footballer to take into account is Luis Quiñones, a midfielder with a lot of goals who is hardly seen playing a game badly.

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Tigres is not the only one with a great center forward, because in Monterrey the nationalized Mexican Rogelio Funes Mori plays, who has the bulky figure of 8 goals and is the team's current scorer and the second top scorer in the tournament. At the same time, Germán Berterame is the other good forward of the team, capable of scoring goals or assists in equal parts.

Sports bets

With regard to sports betting , Tigre is a slight favorite by paying 2.4, Monterrey 2.75 and the draw is worth 3.25. As everything is very even, trying to predict a winner is not something easy at all, so something you could do is resort to the "double chance", since it reduces risks and the 3 options are very good to combine: Tigers / Monterrey 1.3, tie or Monterrey 1.55, and Tigres or tie 1.45.

As we have anticipated above, one of the most attractive sports bets in this match is for the Albiazules to score at least 1 goal, a fee that will pay 1.3 for each peso invested.

Next matches

After their match against Monterrey, Tigres will face: Toluca (V), Mazatlán (L), Querétaro (V), Puebla (L), and León (V). In addition, they must play in the League Cup and face both the Portland Timbers and the San José Earthquakes as visitors.

For their part, the Rayados will do the same vs: Tijuana (L), América (V), Santos Laguna (L), Mazatlán (V), and Pumas (L). Like Tigres, they also have to play in the League Cup, but in their case against Salt Lake and Seattle.

Schedules and television

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay: 10:05 p.m.

Bolivia and Venezuela: 9:05 p.m.

Colombia, Ecuador, the United States and Peru: 8:05 p.m.

Costa Rica and Mexico: 7:05 p.m.

Spain: 02:05 a.m.

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