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Monterrey will be looking to put on a show for its home fans on Saturday night when it hosts Club America in a Mexican Liga MX match in Guadalupe, Mexico. Los Rayados spent the short offseason before Torneo Apertura bolstering their lineup, and they should be able to compete with anyone. However, they will face a Club America squad that reached the semifinals of the Clausura in May after being declared dead early in the season. Monterrey will want to put on a show for its home fans like the one it put up in its opener, but it wants to win this time. Los Rayados lost 4-3 to Santos Laguna in a thriller on Sunday, with Santos getting the winner on a penalty kick in second-half injury time. America opened on Saturday night against Atlas, which has won consecutive titles, and it fought hard at home to secure a 0-0 draw.

Kickoff is set for 10:05 p.m. ET at Estadio BBVA Bancomer. Caesars Sportsbook lists Monterrey as the +121 favorite (risk $100 to win $121) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Monterrey vs. Club America odds. Club America is a +230 underdog, a draw is priced at +220 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Club America vs. Monterrey picks or Mexican Liga MX predictions, you have to see what soccer insider Jon Eimer has to say.

Eimer is a high-volume bettor who has vast knowledge of leagues and players across the globe. Since joining SportsLine, Eimer has covered the English Premier League, Serie A, the FA Cup and much more. The Indiana-based handicapper is on a big-time heater, going 72-52-1 in his last 125 soccer picks overall, for a profit of almost $1,500 for $100 bettors.

Now, Eimer has broken down the Monterrey vs. Club America matchup from all sides and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Club America vs. Monterrey:

  • Monterrey vs. America spread: Monterrey -0.5 (+120)
  • Monterrey vs. America over-under: 2.5 goals 
  • Monterrey vs. America money line: Monterrey +121, America +230, Draw +220 
  • MON: Rodrigo Aguirre was third in Liga MX in shots on target (41) last season 
  • AMER: Henry Martin has 41 goals and 14 assists in 121 matches with the team 
  • Monterrey vs. America picks: See picks here.

Why you should back Monterrey

Los Rayados have four wins and a draw in the past five meetings with America, posting three clean sheets. They also lost just three times in 17 home matches last season (9-5-3). Las Aguilas could have a tough time keeping up with a lineup that features veteran Rogelio Funes Mori and added two of the league's top scorers. Funes Mori scored twice in Sunday's loss, and newcomer Rodrigo Aguirre tallied the other goal. The 27-year-old Uruguayan scored 11 goals for Necaxa in 2021-22.

The player expected to lead the attack didn't even play in Sunday's game, as Liga MX top scorer German Berterame is having visa issues after transferring from Atletico San Luis. The 23-year-old Argentinian scored 16 goals in 33 matches in 2021-22 and also led the league in shots (117). Monterrey was third in Liga MX in shots last season (497), and it had 17 in the opener. Eight of those attempts were on target, so America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa could be in for a very busy night. 

Why you should back Club America

Las Aguilas are one of the most consistent and resilient teams in Liga MX, and they will be eager to avoid a start like they had in the Clausura. They won just one of their first 10 games to start the last campaign but reeled off six straight victories and advanced to the semifinals. America has won a record 13 Liga MX titles, the most recent in 2018. Manager Fernando Ortiz has plenty of options to choose from in an attack that scored 45 goals in 34 games last season.    

The manager opted for 19-year-old Roman Martinez to lead the attack in the opener, with veteran Roger Martinez and Alejandro Zendejas on the wings. Roger Martinez scored five goals in 2021-22, and Zendejas had four. The younger Martinez's selection left Henry Martin (five goals) and Federico Vina (two) on the bench, but they are effective as starters or substitutes. Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa led Liga MX in clean sheets last season with 16 in 31 starts.

How to make Liga MX and Monterrey vs. Club America picks

Eimer has analyzed Saturday's Club America vs. Monterrey match from every angle. He is leaning over on the goal total and has provided two other confident best bets and a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing his expert picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Monterrey vs. Club America in Saturday's Mexican Liga MX matchup? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Club America vs. Monterrey match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.