Match: CF Monterrey v Querétaro FC
Date: 4 August 2018
Time: 9 PM CDT, 10PM EDT, 7PM PDT
Venue: Estadio BBVA Bancomer
Streaming: Fox Sports Go in the US.
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Last Season’s results: Apertura 2017: 2-2 at the Estadio Corregidora in Querétaro, Clausura 2018: Monterrey 3-1 at the Estadio BBVA Bancomer
Good to see two Liga MX matches that will have English-language commentary this weekend. Monterrey vs Queretaro on Saturday, Xolos vs Leon on Sunday. All times ET.— Cesar Hernandez (@cesarhfutbol) August 3, 2018
(Also, keep an eye on Mexico playing the U20 Women's World Cup this Sunday) #LigaMXeng #ElTriEng pic.twitter.com/7GXZSua8Ot
Monterrey will make their Fox Sports English debut this weekend, as Fox will be showing the game on both Fox Deportes in Spanish and on Fox Sports 2 in English. While Fox hasn’t done a great job of promoting the match, it’s still a big deal for Fox to be showing the match in English, even if it is on the less popular, and less distributed, Fox Sports 2.
Monterrey have been flying high so far this season, having won their opening two matches on the road and picked up a win at home in the Copa MX. Monterrey have shown why they are considered one of the favorites to win a Liga MX titile this season, as not only have they won both of their matches so far, they’ve done it at less than full strength.
One of Monterrey’s key players, Dorlan Pabón, made his Apertura 2018 debut against Puebla in the Copa MX this past Wednesday. Rogelio Funes Mori also came off the bench for the second straight match, indicating that he might get the start today against los Gallos Blancos.
Querétaro has won once and drawn once so far this season, winning at home against Pachuca 1-0, and drawing 0-0 against Atlas at the Estadio Jalisco. Monterrey has also beaten Pachuca so far this season, and Los Rayados also beat León this season.
Querétaro has had mixed fortunes in the past few years, but if players like former Vancouver Whitecaps forward Camilo can stay healthy and be consistent, they could surprise a lot of teams with a chance to make an unlikely appearance in this season’s Liguilla.
Monterrey should be able to easily win this match and get a three-game winning streak, as well as win their Liga MX debut under new manager Diego Alonso, but there is a decent chance that Rafael Puente, who did a good job at Lobos BUAP before inexplicably being fired near the end of the Clausura 2018 season, gets his team to earn a valuable point on the road.