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Monterrey vs Club America: TV channel, live stream, team news & prediction

Lizzy Becherano
Guillermo Ochoa is set to lead Club America on Thursday during the CONCACAF Champions League final
Guillermo Ochoa is set to lead Club America on Thursday during the CONCACAF Champions League final / Tim Nwachukwu/GettyImages

Monterrey faces Club America on Thursday for the coveted final of the CONCACAF Champions League at the BBVA Bancomer stadium in Guadalupe, Mexico. Four-time winners Los Rayados reached the match after beating Cruz Azul 5-1 on aggregate, however, this will not be easy. 

Club America have been crowned tournament champions on seven occasions, the most successful in Concacaf Champions League history. The Eagles join after triumphing Philadelphia Union 4-0 on aggregate, making this the 13th all-Mexican final. 

Here’s all you need to know about the match… 

What TV channel is Monterrey vs Club America on?

Guillermo Ochoa
Club America goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa is set to play in the Concacaf Champions League final / Kevin C. Cox/GettyImages

When is kick off? Thursday October 28, 10:00 pm (ET)
Where is the match being played? Estadio BBVA Bancomer, Guadalupe, Mexico
What TV channel is it on? FS1, TUDN
What live stream is it on? fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV

Monterrey team news

Rogelio Funes Mori
Rogelio Funes Mori during Cruz Azul v Monterrey - CONCACAF Champions League 2021 / Hector Vivas/GettyImages

Though Los Rayados has a relatively easy path to the tournament final, they have been struggling to succeed in Liga MX. The team is going on a four match winless streak, frustrating players and head coach Javier Aguirre. 

Two key players are out for Monterrey: Duvan Vergara and Hector Moreno. 

Vergara suffered a head trauma that forces the player to undergo the league’s concussion protocol and complete a rehabilitation process before partaking in any physical activity. Moreno is out injured after hurting himself during practice on Tuesday.

Club America team news

Sebastian Caceres
Club America could possibly win their eighth tournament title / Alex Menendez/GettyImages

The Eagles head into this game with a strong record, accumulating four consecutive wins before reaching the final. Club America is the clear favorite, standing as one of the most successful Liga MX sides and current league leaders. 

Unfortunately, Miguel Layun will not be able to play for Club America during the match as he featured for Monterrey at the start of the tournament before transferring. 

Whilte certain defensive players remain in doubt, the only officially injured player in Mauro Lainez, who suffered a thigh lesion against Santos Laguna. 

Monterrey vs Club America predicted lineups

Monterrey: Andrada; Medina, Montes, Vegas, Aguirre; Ortiz, Rodríguez, Gonzalez; Meza, Funes Mori, Gallardo

Club America: Ochoa; J.Sánchez, Valdez, Cáceres, Fuentes; Aquino, R.Sánchez; Córdova, Fidalgo, Reyes; Martín

Monterrey vs Club America head to head record

Both sides are well versed in playing each other, having met constantly in LigaMX fixtures. Club America hold the edge after winning 21 of their last 52 meetings, while Monterrey has only succeeded on 15 occasions. 

However, Los Rayados have won their past two matches, home and away in last season’s Liga MX campaign.

Monterrey vs Club America score prediction

The Eagles will enter the final as clear favorites, having eased through the last rounds of the tournament. While Monterrey is not an easy opponent, their winless stretch in Liga MX signals possible problems in their roster that America may take advantage of.

Prediction: Monterrey 0-2 Club America