Tigres UANL vs Motagua Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 14/04/2023

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Tigres UANL - Motagua

CONCACAF Champions Cup - Estadio Universitario (UANL)

3rd Round

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Key Tigres UANL vs Motagua Predictions for the CONCACAF Champions League

With four back-to-back losses in Mexico’s Clausura, Tigres UANL will host Motagua on the 14th of April with hopes of advancing to the next stage in the CONCACAF Champions League. To get the scoop on this game, you’ll only need to spend a couple of minutes on our top Tigres UANL vs Motagua betting tips.

Nicolas Ibanez to Score Anytime

Sadly, Ibanez, 29, wasn’t in the starting XI for the visit to Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano last week. Tigres UANL’s number 9 entered in the second half but with only 20 minutes at his disposal, he failed to make an impact.

That being said, the fact that Nicolas Ibanez is Liga MX’s 2nd-best finisher this season is important for this Tigres UANL vs Motagua prediction. With 21 goals bagged since the beginning of the season last year, Ibanez is losing first place to Henry Martin. The Eagles’ goalscorer-in-chief found the net on 25 occasions but we’re certain that Ibanez hasn’t thrown in the towel just yet.

Tigres UANL to Win

Our second Tigres UANL vs Motagua prediction gives the edge to coach Marco Antonio Ruiz’s boys. Let’s be honest, their Clausura display hasn’t been wonderful but that’s all the more reason for Tigres UANL to work hard and defeat Motagua on the 14th of April.

With four back-to-back losses in Liga MX, Tigres UANL lack attacking punch these days. It’ll take a sturdy performance on Friday from coach Marco Antonio Ruiz’s side to defeat Motagua but seeing that the first leg of this CONCACAF Champions League rivalry ended with a comfortable 1-2 win for Tigres UANL, the Mexican club should have no issues in securing the three points.

Essential Tigres UANL vs Motagua Odds & H2H Statistics

Let’s review some of the most interesting Tigres UANL vs Motagua head-to-head statistics and odds before we move on to the lineups.

Head to Head

06/04/23

CONCACAF Champions League CCL

Motagua

Motagua

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

0

1

Last Five - Tigres UANL

13/05/24

Mexico Liga MX Mexico

Monterrey

Monterrey

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1

1

D

10/05/24

Mexico Liga MX Mexico

Monterrey

Monterrey

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

2

1

L

28/04/24

Mexico Liga MX Mexico

Tijuana

Tijuana

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1

4

W

21/04/24

Mexico Liga MX Mexico

Necaxa

Necaxa

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

2

5

W

14/04/24

Mexico Liga MX Mexico

Monterrey

Monterrey

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

3

3

D

Last Five - Motagua

02/11/23

Central America Cup Central

Deportivo Saprissa

Deportivo Saprissa

Motagua

Motagua

4

0

L

26/10/23

CONCACAF Central American Cup CONCACAF

Deportivo Saprissa

Deportivo Saprissa

Motagua

Motagua

2

2

D

04/10/23

CONCACAF Central American Cup CONCACAF

CA Independiente de la Chorrera

CA Independiente de la Chorrera

Motagua

Motagua

2

0

L

14/04/23

CONCACAF Champions Cup CCL

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

Motagua

Motagua

5

0

L

09/04/23

Honduras Liga Nacional Honduras

CD Vida

CD Vida

Motagua

Motagua

0

1

W

Tigres UANL odds: -135 – 56.0%

Draw odds: +295 – 24.0%

Motagua odds: +420 – 20.0%

Tigres UANL’s staggering -135 odds amount to a 56.0% likelihood of the Mexican team winning this CONCACAF Champions League clash. Tigres are the expected winners in this second leg just as they were in the first clash. Motagua’s odds at +320 make them an underdog with barely a 20.0% win probability on Friday.

Tigres UANL vs Motagua Lineups & Team News

Tigres UANL

As we stated in our Tigres UANL vs Motagua prediction, our favorites for this game are Tigres UANL. Sure, coach Marco Antonio Ruiz’s boys got pipped 1-2 by Liga MX’s punching bag last game but it’s all due to the tremendous lack of luck. Tigres UANL had 33 shots at target and a staggering 71% possession. Surely, Friday’s clash will be the end of Tigres UANL’s bad luck.

Predicted lineup – Guzman (GK), Angulo, Reyes, Lichnovsky, Aquino, Pizarro, Carioca, Quinones, Lopez, Lainez & Gignac

Motagua

Motagua got off easy in the first leg of this CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final. Tigres UANL’s 1-0 win should’ve been far more expressive as the Mexican club got the better of Motagua with 65% possession and twice as many shots at target.

Predicted lineup – Licona (GK), Melendez, Pereira, Melendez, Decas, Delgado, Triverio, Castellanos, Martinez, Lopez & Hernandez

Starting Lineups

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL
4-4-2
1
Nahuel Guzman
ar
20
Javier Aquino
mx
3
Samir
br
14
Jesus Garza
mx
23
Luis Quinones
co
8
Fernando Gorriaran
uy
19
Guido Pizarro
ar
17
Francisco Cordova
mx
10
Andre Pierre Gignac
fr
Substitutes
13
Diego Reyes
mx
30
Miguel Ortega
mx
9
Nicolas Ibanez
ar
27
Jesus Angulo
mx
16
Diego Lainez
mx
5
Rafael Carioca
br
22
Raymundo Fulgencio
mx
46
Leonel Prieto
mx
6
Juan Vigon
mx
35
Arturo Delgado
mx
15
Eduardo Tercero
mx

Motagua

Motagua
4-4-2
19
Jonathan Felipe Rougier
ar
35
Cristopher Melendez
hn
5
Marcelo Pereira
hn
3
Carlos Melendez
hn
12
Raul Marcelo Santos Colindres
hn
18
Diego Fernando Rodriguez Lopez
hn
23
Juan Angel Delgado
hn
16
Hector Enrique Castellanos Villatoro
hn
8
Walter Joel Martinez Betanco
hn
9
Eddie Hernandez
hn
7
Ivan Edgardo Lopez Cano
hn
Substitutes
27
Cristian Gutiu00e9rrez
hn
11
Lucas Campana
ar
14
Geovanny Bueso
us
32
Jonathan Nunez
hn
22
Juan Carlos Obregon Jr.
hn
15
Eduardo Maldonado
hn
25
Marlon Licona
hn
24
Santiago Montoya
co
4
Carlos Mejia
hn
21
Roberto Ramon Moreira Aldana
py
10
Gaspar Triverio
ar

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Player to Watch: Andre-Pierre Gignac

Aging like fine wine, Andre-Pierre Gignac only seems to be getting better as the seasons go by. The 37-year-old attacker has been outstanding for Tigres UANL over the last couple of years. And his 2022/23 display is no different. With 17 goals and five assists in Liga MX alone, Gignac proves he’s coach Marco Antonio Ruiz’s best asset.

FAQs About the Tigres UANL vs Motagua Predictions:

Tigres UANL vs Motagua Prediction

  • How did the first leg of this CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final end? – With a comfortable 1-0 Tigres UANL win.
  • Which team had the possession advantage? – Tigres UANL. Marco Antonio Ruiz’s boys had 65% possession at Estadio Olimpico Metrpolitano.
  • Where will Tigres UANL vs Motagua be played? – The venue for this game is Estadio Metropolitano.
  • Are there any injuries or suspensions? – Tigres UANL’s David Ayala is suffering a cruciate ligament rupture and is expected to make a return to soccer in June.
  • What was the 1st-leg result? – 1-0 to Tigres, Quinones 44th-minute.
  • How many times of these two sides won the Concacaf Champions League? – UANL won this competition in 2020 and no non-Mexican or non-USA side have ever lifted the trophy.
  • Who is the most likely goalscorer in this game? – Tigres UANL's veteran striker Andre-Pierre Gignac 17-goals in all competitions this season.

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A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.