This Saturday, February 24, 2018 (5:00 PM Pacific) Tigres UANL will host Monarcas Morelia at the Estadio Universitario for a game in the ninth round of matches in the Liga MX Clausura 2018. Both sides that reached the playoffs last season and aspire to do the same in this Clausura 2018, which should make for an exciting clash.
Tigres UANL has been its usual sluggish self to start this tournament, currently in 10th place with just 10 points. Tigres have made it a tradition to begin every season slowly but gradually become a title favorite as the competition progresses. Last week, the current champions defeated Atlas 2-0 at home but had a midweek stumble, drawing 2-2 to Herediano in the CONCACAF Champions League.
It is unclear what lineup Ricardo Ferretti decides to use as he has several strong options on the bench and reserves in case there is any fatigue from that CCL match. Tigres is the favorite in this encounter and should be able to get a win in front of its home crowd.
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Monarcas Morelia is coming off a 2-1 win against Lobos BUAP but has been a fairly inconsistent team this season. It would not be surprising for La Monarquia to fall massively in this match but it would also not be surprising to see a decent result for the team.
Roberto Hernandez has intriguing players on offense like Raul Ruidiaz, yet his team can struggle defensively at times. Goalkeeper Sebastian Sosa has also declined a bit from the immense form he was riding on last season. This will be an extremely tough match for Monarcas Morelia but it should still prove to be an entertaining encounter.
Tigres UANL vs Monarcas Morelia Prediction
This should be an entertaining match that could potentially be filled with several goals. Tigres is the favorite and should come out on top against a solid Morelia side that can struggle defensively. FutnSoccer predicts a 3-1 win for Tigres UANL at the Estadio Universitario in a match that has potential to become one of the best in Week 9 of the Liga MX.
How to Watch Tigres UANL vs Monarcas Morelia
The Tigres UANL vs Monarcas Morelia match will be broadcast this Saturday, February 24 at 5:00 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Univision Deportes
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)