Last Updated on March 15, 2023 9:06 pm by Erwin Noguera
This weekend for Matchday 12 of Liga MX we will have the Derbi Regiomontano between Tigres and Monterrey, which arrives with the two teams fighting in the upper part.
Tigres comes from a hard blow, at home, and will now try to show that they are still a strong candidate for the title.
Monterrey is having a great tournament, is the absolute leader of the championship, and is looking for the crown this semester.
This won’t be the only derby played on this matchday as América and Chivas will face each other for the Clásico Mexicano. With the four teams at the top of the table expect a heart-attack of a weekend.
Saturday, March 18 at 8:05 pm ET at the Universitario stadium
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Why Bet on Tigres?
Little by little, Tigres has been deflating. They started the tournament very well, crushing their rivals, undefeated, and, in addition to keeping the players from last year, they had strengthened themselves in a great way. However, lately, it has not been the same team. Over the weekend they lost to América at home (0-2) and have gone 4 games without winning at their stadium, with 2 draws and 2 losses.
Despite having André-Pierre Gignac, Nicolás Ibáñez and Fernando Gorriarán, among others, they have not scored goals in their last 2 games and at home, they have only scored 1 in the last 4. The Felinos scored 3 goals in their first game and 4 in the second. After that, only in 1 out of 10 did they score more than 1 goal. Gignac and Ibáñez each have 5, although the Argentine made 2 while still in Pachuca.
Since the arrival of Marco Antonio Ruiz, the team has won 3 games, drawn 2, and lost another 2. At home, they beat Pumas in their first game (4-2) and then drew with Juárez (0-0) and Orlando City by the Concachampions (0-0) and lost to Chivas (1-2) and América (0-2).
Everything looked great with Diego Cocca at the helm, as Tigres seemed destined to another title with the two-time winning coach, but since the Tri steal him, the team has gone in a downward spiral.
They are third with 21 points, 16 goals for, and 8 against.
Why Bet on Monterrey?
Monterrey is rocketing in the Mexican league. With 28 points they are the leader of the tournament and with complete peace of mind since they lead 7 points to the second. They lost the first game and then they have gone 10 games without defeat with 9 wins. Something incredible for Víctor Vucetich’s team, which is the top candidate for the title.
Last weekend they came from behind to beat Pachuca as a visitor by 1-2 even though they did not have their scorer, Rogelio Funes Mori. The Argentine striker, who has 8 goals this tournament and has scored 4 in his last 5 games, was saved last weekend, along with Colombian Stefan Medina, to prevent them, since if they receive a yellow card they would be suspended. Funes Mori has also missed the last two derbies due to injuries.
They have very good numbers for visitors this tournament since they have 4 wins and 1 draw against León by 1-1.
Final Betting Analysis: Tigres vs. Monterrey
It will be a great match with one of the derbies that arouses the most emotion in Mexico at the moment. Monterrey is superior because of what has been shown lately and because it has greater stability. Tigres, since Cocca left, it is not known if they are looking for a coach or not. It will be a very tough game, very physical, but we believe that the level that Rayados are having will be enough to win.
At MyBookie.ag we find that Tigres is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of +125, while Monterrey has +216 and the draw is +246.
The last time they met was on August 20 of last year and they ended 0-0, while the last time they met at the Universitario stadium was on March 19, 2022, almost exactly one year earlier, and Tigres won 2-0 in a game with a French flavor since the goals were from Gignac and Florian Thauvin.
The last time Rayados won this game in Liga MX as a visitor was on May 11, 2016 (1-3) with a goal from Funes Mori. Since then the Felinos have won 4 times and tied 1.
The general history is for Tigres with 47 victories against 42 of Monterrey and 39 draws. However, we think that the conditions are given for Rayados to come with the upper hand this time.
Go for a straight win for Monterrey in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at +216, you will gain $216 for a total payout of $316.