The Monterrey vs Tigres Clasico Regio will take place this Saturday, February 1, 2014 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Tecnologico. This edition of the Monterrey derby features a Monterrey squad that has only won one match this season, and Tigres, which has earned just one point. As is nearly always the case with the Clasico Regio, there has been plenty of banter leading up to Saturday’s match.
Profe Cruz has had a decent start with Monterrey this season, his team has tied twice, won once, and lost a single match. Monterrey’s defense looks solid, having allowed just two goals in four matches, while their offense has been averaging one goal per match. Monterrey is still trying to adjust after the injury Suazo suffered, which will keep him off the pitch for several months.
Tuca is having a very difficult period in Tigres, his team currently sits in last place with just one point; Tigres has scored only one goal, and allowed seven through four matches. Although the Tigres ownership has stated that Tuca’s job is safe, we all know that any Liga MX coach can be fired at any time, so there really is no guarantee that Tuca would keep his job after a loss against Monterrey.
The only bright spot for Tigres is Alan Pulido. The young striker had his international debut with the Mexican National Team this past Wednesday, where he scored three goals against South Korea. That dream debut might motivate Pulido to score his first goals of the season against Monterrey.
Another key Tigres player, Lucas Lobos, has heated up the Clasico Regio by stating that the Monterrey players are clowns (payasitos), due to the exaggerated way they tend to celebrate goals scored against Tigres. Monterrey’s supporters section will surely be prepared with several chants specially directed at Lobos.
Monterrey vs Tigres Prediction
Monterrey is playing at home against a struggling Tigres that has been awful all season long. Tigres’ attack has been atrocious, and unless Alan Pulido can have big game, it is likely that Monterrey will end up with the win. The Monterrey vs Tigres Clasico Regio will end in a 2-0 victory for Monterrey.
Monterrey vs Tigres Television
The match will be televised on Univision Deportes.
Monterrey vs Tigres Highlights
Highlights will be uploaded in this section as soon as the match ends.