Monterrey and Mazatlán clash in a crucial game in the last round of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 regular season. The hosts are under pressure to get back to winning ways, while the visitors will try to claim a playoff berth. Here, check out the match preview, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Javier Aguirre's side has been struggling recently and it faces a challenging situation. It seemed that Rayados were comfortably heading to a top-four finish, but a bad streak started to threaten those expectations. Back at home, they need to recover to avoid a huge blow.
Meanwhile, Tomas Boy's team still has playoff hopes alive after a hard-fought win last weekend. Mazatlán's season had many ups and downs so far, but they remain with chances of advancing in the tournament anyways. Can they book their ticket in Monterrey's territory?
Monterrey vs Mazatlán: Match Information
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 10:06 PM (ET)
Location: BBVA Bancomer Stadium, Monterrey
Monterrey vs Mazatlán: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:06 PM
CT: 9:06 PM
MT: 8:06 PM
PT: 7:06 PM
Monterrey vs Mazatlán: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Monterrey land to this round desperate for a win. They were beaten in the last three rounds, and their latest defeat was an even more hurtful one. Rayados lost against archrivals Tigres UANL in the Clasico Regio that was played in Round 16.
Moreover, their top-four place is at risk following that string of bad results. That's why Aguirre's team needs to step up in this game and secure a quarter-final place. Meanwhile, Mazatlán will visit the BBVA Bancomer Stadium after beating León 4-3 in an eventful night.
Boy's squad could reach the playoffs if they claim another triumph this weekend. These two sides have faced each other only once since Mazatlán's foundation, and Monterrey were the winners in that Liga MX duel.
Monterrey vs Mazatlán: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Standings
Monterrey are currently fourth in the standings with 25 points, tied with Santos Laguna but favored by goal difference. On the other hand, Mazatlán are sitting 13th in the table with 21 points.
Monterrey vs Mazatlán: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Top Scorers
Monterrey: Rogelio Funes Mori (9)
Mazatlán: Camilo Da Silva (5)
How to watch or live stream Monterrey vs Mazatlán in the US
The 17th round game of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 to be played between Monterrey and Mazatlán will be broadcast in the US by Foxsports.com, Fox Sports 1, and FOX Deportes.
Monterrey vs Mazatlán: Predictions and Odds
As expected, oddsmakers see the hosts as favorites to win this game. FanDuel has given Monterrey odds of -270, while Mazatlán have +650, and a tie would result in a +370 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.