Atlético Pantoja and Monterrey clash in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Round of 16 today. The hosts return to the pitch after a long time, while the Mexican side arrives with more games under its belt. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game, such as predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The Dominican team hasn't seen action since last year, and the new local tournament hasn't begun yet. Their first challenge in 2021 doesn't seem to be an easy one, and timing isn't perfect either, as they will have to face a mighty opponent of the region that is playing regularly.
Rayados are taking part in a tough race for a playoff spot in the Liga MX. Javier Aguirre's squad is one of the candidates to claim the trophy at the end of the season, although other strong teams are chasing that goal as well. However, the CONCACAF's greatest prize may be a good opportunity for them to get silverware.
Atlético Pantoja vs Monterrey: Match Information
Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Atlético Pantoja vs Monterrey: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Atlético Pantoja vs Monterrey: Storylines
Atlético Pantoja head to this challenging game lacking playing minutes, as their last official game in the Dominican first division occurred in November 2020. They didn't have a good finish in that tournament either, as they were placed at the bottom of Group B with only four points after six rounds.
On the other hand, Monterrey are currently among the top-four of the Mexican league standings, as they sit in third place with 22 points. The team coached by Javier Aguirre bounced back last weekend beating Atlético San Luis 2-0 after they lost 0-1 with Cruz Azul the previous round.
Rayados have won the CONCACAF Champions League four times. Their first title was in 2010/11, and they retained it in the two following seasons, which enabled them to qualify for those years' FIFA Club World Cups. Monterrey lifted the Concachampions trophy once again in 2019, and later recorded their best result in a World Cup, finishing third. Will they repeat a brilliant campaign to earn a Japan 2021 berth?
How to watch or live stream Atlético Pantoja vs Monterrey in the US
The game to be played between Atlético Pantoja and Monterrey in the first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 Round of 16 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, and TUDN USA.
Atlético Pantoja vs Monterrey: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have placed their bets ahead of this game and the visitors look favored. FanDuel has given odds of -440 to Monterrey, while Atlético Pantoja have odds of +850 to win the game. A tie would result in a +480 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.