A couple of CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 second-leg matches happen on Tuesday night. In the first match, Club Santos Laguna heads north to battle MLS CF Montreal. Then in the second match, Club Leon is a huge favorite over CD Guastatoya. Check out CONCACAF Champions League odds on the Santos versus Montreal match, handicap odds on Club Leon hosting Guastatoya, and analysis and free picks for both matches.
CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16: 2nd Leg Matches Betting Analysis
Club Santos Laguna +105 vs CF Montreal +240
- When: Tuesday, Feb. 22
Neither team is in excellent form. Montreal shows a victory, 3 losses, and a draw in their last 5. The win came against Houston Dynamo on Nov. 3 in an MLS match.
Since the win, Orlando City beat up CF Montreal 2-0 on Nov. 7. In their last match on Feb. 15, Santos took a 1-0 lead on the aggregate.
That was Santos’ lone victory in their last 5. The Mexican Liga squad had suffered 3 straight losses: 4-1 to Necaxa, 2-1 to Atlas, and 3-2 to America.
The second match in the aggregate happens in Montreal, which begs the question why Club Santos is such a big favorite. Yes, Santos Laguna beat Montreal in the first match, but the home team is a solid club. At the odds, CF Montreal is the play.
Soccer Pick: CF Montreal
CD Guastatoya +1 ½ -128 vs Club Leon -1 ½ -104
- When: Tuesday, Feb. 22
If you’ve never heard of CD Guastatoya, there’s a reason. The team plays in the Guatemalan League. Teams from the Guatemalan League don’t often make it to the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16.
The fact Guastatoya has not only made it to the Round of 16, but has the chance to move to the CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals is a huge accomplishment. On Tuesday, though, Guastatoya faces a much better team.
Club Leon shows 3 wins in their last 5 matches. A couple of the victories were 2-1 matches versus Mexican Liga rivals, Pachuca and Guadalajara.
The other win happened versus Guastatoya. Leon didn’t just beat Guastatoya, they dominated them in a 2-0 match. What impresses is that Club Leon won the possession battle 70% to 30%.
Leon had 15 shots and 5 shots on goal. Guastatoya shot the ball 7 times with 2 shots on goal. The 2-0 victory happened on Guastatoya’s pitch.
Road goals mean a lot in aggregate play. So Leon could coast to an aggregate victory, which is one of the reasons we must lay -128 to get the goal and a half on Guastatoya. But Leon won’t play it safe in this.
Club Leon will want to put a show on in front of their fans. Expect a lively attack from the home team. A 2 goal victory is more than possible. Leon handicap is the play.
Soccer Pick: Club Leon