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Santos vs. Monterrey 5/16/2021 Liga MX Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Santos faces Monterrey on 5/16/2021.

Monterrey takes on Santos in a regular season match. Santos with a record of 16.0-9.0-9.0 this season comes into this game with a 7.0-4.0-6.0 record on the road. Monterrey is 16.0-9.0-9.0 this season and is 9.0-5.0-3.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Santos and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. How does Monterrey bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Santos.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for Monterrey and it is an opportunity to get rolling. They lost their previous match and hope to bounce back from the disappointing setback. What better place to turn the ship around for Monterrey than game on their home pitch?

The Santos Roster

The Players to Watch for the Santos

Dória DF

As a shooter, Dória had 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Dória has 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Dória had 33 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Dória had 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Dória has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Dória has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 11 fouls this season. He has drawn 13 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Alan Cervantes MF

Alan Cervantes has 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Alan Cervantes had 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Alan Cervantes had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Alan Cervantes has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Alan Cervantes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Alan Cervantes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 64 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Fernando Gorriarán MF

As a shooter, Fernando Gorriarán had 49.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Fernando Gorriarán had 14.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Fernando Gorriarán has 29 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Fernando Gorriarán has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Fernando Gorriarán has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Fernando Gorriarán has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 53 fouls this season. He has drawn 76 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Félix Torres Caicedo DF

As a shooter, Félix Torres Caicedo had 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Félix Torres Caicedo has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Félix Torres Caicedo had 19 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Félix Torres Caicedo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Félix Torres Caicedo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Félix Torres Caicedo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 36 fouls this season. He has drawn 8 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

David Alfredo Andrade DF

As a shooter, David Alfredo Andrade had 15.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. David Alfredo Andrade has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

David Alfredo Andrade has 16 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, David Alfredo Andrade had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

David Alfredo Andrade has 0 Yellow Cards this season. David Alfredo Andrade has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 16 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Juan Ferney Otero MF

Juan Ferney Otero has 47.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Juan Ferney Otero had 16.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Juan Ferney Otero had 16 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Juan Ferney Otero has 3 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Juan Ferney Otero has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Juan Ferney Otero has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 37 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Hugo Isaác Rodríguez DF

Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 19.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 3.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 16 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Hugo Isaác Rodríguez had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Hugo Isaác Rodríguez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Julio Furch FW,MF

Julio Furch has 2.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Julio Furch has 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Julio Furch had 14 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Santos teammates, Julio Furch had 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Julio Furch has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Julio Furch has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 2 fouls this season. He has drawn 0 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

The Monterrey Roster

The Players to Watch for the Monterrey

Rogelio Funes Mori FW

Rogelio Funes Mori has 102.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Rogelio Funes Mori has 44.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Rogelio Funes Mori had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Monterrey teammates, Rogelio Funes Mori had 15 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Rogelio Funes Mori has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Rogelio Funes Mori has 5 Red Cards this season. He has committed 41 fouls this season. He has drawn 54 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Sebastián Vegas DF

As a shooter, Sebastián Vegas had 23.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Sebastián Vegas had 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

As a scorer, Sebastián Vegas had 29 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Sebastián Vegas has 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sebastián Vegas has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sebastián Vegas has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 52 fouls this season. He has drawn 25 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Jesús Gallardo DF,MF

As a shooter, Jesús Gallardo had 33.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Jesús Gallardo has 14.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Jesús Gallardo had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Monterrey teammates, Jesús Gallardo had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jesús Gallardo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jesús Gallardo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 54 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Carlos Rodríguez MF

Carlos Rodríguez has 25.0 shots fired this season. His role is to not be a scoring threat, defenses are shutting him down quite easily and/or he is just a passive player when it comes to scoring attempts. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Carlos Rodríguez had 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Carlos Rodríguez has 25 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Monterrey teammates, Carlos Rodríguez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Carlos Rodríguez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Carlos Rodríguez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

César Montes DF

As a shooter, César Montes had 9.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. César Montes has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, César Montes had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. César Montes has 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

César Montes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. César Montes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 18 fouls this season. He has drawn 17 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Maximiliano Meza FW,MF

As a shooter, Maximiliano Meza had 51.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Maximiliano Meza had 17.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Maximiliano Meza has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Maximiliano Meza has 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Maximiliano Meza has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Maximiliano Meza has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 32 fouls this season. He has drawn 59 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Nicolás Sanchez DF

Nicolás Sanchez has 23.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Nicolás Sanchez had 10.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Nicolás Sanchez has 23 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Nicolás Sanchez has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Nicolás Sanchez has 4 Yellow Cards this season. Nicolás Sanchez has 4 Red Cards this season. He has committed 15 fouls this season. He has drawn 10 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Stefan Medina DF

As a shooter, Stefan Medina had 8.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Stefan Medina has 1.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Stefan Medina has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Monterrey teammates, Stefan Medina had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Stefan Medina has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Stefan Medina has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 36 fouls this season. He has drawn 12 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Santos Team Stats

The Santos Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Santos was able to score 0.97 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Santos scored those goals off assists 81.0% of the time, which in per 90 minutes terms came out to 0.79 assists. This offense does not always score off an assist, but they sometimes have more heroic moments.

Santos converted on 0.22 of attempted shots on goal. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Santos attempted 4.38 shots on goal (penalty kicks excluded) per 90 minutes of regulation and stoppage action. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Santos is able to get 30.1% of their shots to be on goal(target). The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Santos Defensive Stats and Metrics

Santos gave up 0.76 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 4.03 shots were saved by Santos goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Santos goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 79.6% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 32.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for Santos. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Santos Utility Stats

Monterrey tried 18.79 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts Monterrey in the top 26 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. Monterrey has successfully intercepted 12.32 passes per 90 minutes of action. Monterrey is in the top 37 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. Monterrey has committed 15.26 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Monterrey in the top 85 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Monterrey drew 12.56 fouls per 90 minutes of action. This puts Monterrey in the top 46 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Monterrey committed an offside 1.41 times. This puts Monterrey in the top 20 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Monterrey Team Stats

The Monterrey Offensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Monterrey was able to score 1.18 goals. This is an inconsistent offense that is capable of showing potency. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Monterrey was able to score 1.03 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Monterrey was able to score on 0.23 of their shots on target. The shots generated from this offense would be deemed below average.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Monterrey attempts 5.18 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. Continuing on the subject of shots on target, Monterrey is able to get 35.3% of their shots to be on goal(target). Inconsistency in ensuring that their shot attempts become a true scoring threat has creeped in this season.

Monterrey Defensive Stats and Metrics

Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Monterrey was able to hold opponents to 0.85 goals. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.68 shots were saved by Monterrey goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

Monterrey goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 76.0% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Monterrey goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 20.6% of the time. The idea of them having a clean sheet is a bit of a long shot compared to other teams in the league.

Monterrey Utility Stats

Per 90 minutes of action, Monterrey had 18.79 crosses of the ball on the pitch. Monterrey is in the top 26 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Monterrey had 12.32 interceptions. This puts Monterrey in the top 37 percentile in the league in interceptions per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Monterrey commits 15.26 fouls. This puts Monterrey in the top 85 percentile in the league in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Monterrey drew 12.56 fouls per 90 minutes of action. Monterrey is in the top 46 percentile in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, Monterrey committed an offside 1.41 times. This puts Monterrey in the top 20 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

Santos vs. Monterrey Prediction, Picks, and Odds


Prediction: Santos 1 Monterrey 2

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