Monterrey will host Puebla today, July 25, for their first match in Liga MX Apertura 2021. Both teams will try to start the tournament with the right foot. Here, find out everything there’s to know about this thrilling game such as preview, information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
Los Rayados are coming into the match with new additions to the squad such as Héctor Moreno, Esteban Andrada, Erick Aguirre and Joel Campbell. However, many of their new players are competing in the Gold Cup, so Javier Aguirre will have to play with the younger ones. The team also showed great form in the preseason winning their last three friendlies.
On the other hand, Puebla will try to have a deep run as they did last season, when they reached the semifinals of the Torneo Clausura. They were eliminated by Santos Laguna. For the Apertura, though, Nicolas Lacarmón won’t have some important players for this season such as Santiago Ormeño, Omar Fernández and Salvador Reyes.
Monterrey vs Puebla: Match Information
Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021.
Time: 8:00 PM (ET).
Location: Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Monterrey vs Puebla: Time by State in the US
ET: 8:00 PM
CT: 7:00 PM
MT: 6:00 PM
PT: 5:00 PM
Monterrey vs Puebla: Storylines
Monterrey and Puebla have played each other 55 times. Los Rayados have won 19 times, while Puebla have 12 victories. They have drawn 23 times, including their most recents encounters. Their last match against each other was played in February and ended up in a goalless draw.
That’s why it’s expected to be a tight game. However, Puebla hasn't beaten Monterrey since 2018, when they won 2-1 thanks to goals from Christian Tabó and Lucas Cavallini. Fernando Madrigal scored for Monterrey that day.
How to watch or live stream Monterrey vs Puebla in the US
The game to be played between Monterrey and Puebla in Week 1 of the 2021 Liga MX Torneo Apertura, to be played at Estadio BBVA Bancomer, will be broadcast in the US by FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com, FOX Deportes.
Monterrey vs Puebla: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Monterrey are the favorites with odds of -140. Meanwhile, Puebla have +370. A tie would end up in a +260 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel