After the October FIFA Date activity, Monterrey will return to activity in Liga MX with a match that promises to spark sparks. Los Rayados will host León in a match on matchday 13 of the Grita México 2021 tournament. The team led by Javier Aguirre comes from a painful defeat against FC Juárez and will seek to add three again against one of the most dangerous teams in Mexican football.
La Fiera has not been able to find consistency under the command of Ariel Holan, but the quality of its squad is worthy of scaring even the most powerful clubs in Liga MX.
When is? | Saturday October 16.
What time does it start? | 5:00 p.m. (Mexico City time).
Where? | BBVA Stadium.
TV channels | Fox Sports and Fox Sports 2 (Mexico); Fox Sports (United States).
Joel Campbell, player from Monterrey, will miss at least a month of activity after suffering an injury with Costa Rica in the qualifying rounds for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. The Central American attacker would return to activity until the league, in case Rayados guarantees his place in the postseason.
“The break did us good, we came from an important string of games. We have many players in the national team and I hope they all do well because there are games that will define our semester,” said Matías Kranevitter in a press conference ahead of the duel against León on weekend.
Monterrey Lineup (4-3-3) | Esteban Andrada; Stefan Medina, César Montes, Sebastián Vegas, Jesús Gallardo; Matías Kranevitter, Carlos Rodríguez, Arturo González; Maximiliano Meza, Duván Vergara and Funes Mori.
Leon Lineup (4-2- 3-1) | Rodolfo Cota; José Ramírez, Jaine Barreiro, William Tesillo, Osvaldo Rodríguez; Santiago Colombatto, José Iván Rodríguez; Elías Hernández, Víctor Dávila, Jean Meneses and Emmanuel Gigliotti.
The Sultana del Norte team comes to this duel as favorites due to their position in the general table and the quality of their squad. The Rayados should not be overconfident and lower their guard, since the emeralds are very dangerous in the attack. León needs a victory to climb positions and get fully into the fight for the direct league.
Prediction: Monterrey 1 – 1 León.