The Mexican Liga MX Clausura kicks off this week, and Club America visits Puebla as part of Matchday 1 on Friday night. Club America finished at the top of the league table in the Apertura, going 10-5-2, but it lost to Pumas 3-1 on aggregate in the quarterfinals as Atlas went on to win the title. Puebla finished seventh at 6-6-5 and won the reclassification matchup with Guadlajara in penalty kicks, then lost its quarterfinal with Leon by a 3-2 aggregate score. Club America has won seven straight in the series.
Kickoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. ET at Estadio Cuauhtemoc in Puebla, Mexico. The latest Puebla vs. Club America odds list America as the +165 favorite (risk $100 to win $165) on the 90-minute money line, with Puebla the +180 underdog. A draw is priced at +200 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before you lock in your Puebla vs. Club America picks or make any 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 about leagues and players most people don’t know exist, including most oddsmakers. He understands that oddsmakers don’t focus on obscure leagues, so Jon has become obsessed with learning everything possible about smaller competitions. The Indiana-based handicapper compiled a winning record of 260-133-1 with over 90 units of profit for his community on various platforms over a recent two-month stretch.
Now, Eimer has analyzed the Puebla vs. Club America matchup from all sides and locked in his coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Eimer’s picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Club America vs. Puebla:
- Puebla vs. America spread: America -0.5
- Puebla vs. America over-under: 2.5 goals
- Puebla vs. America money line: Puebla +180, America +165, Draw +200
- PUE: Kevin Ramirez has 27 goals in 141 career club games
- AMR: Henry Martin has 42 goals in 165 career league matches
Why you should back Club America
Las Aguilas are one of the marquee teams in Liga MX and lost just six games over the two liguillas last season. They finished third in the Apertura and second in the Clausura. They will be motivated to start on a high note after their disappointing ouster from the playoffs. Club America has failed to advance past the quarterfinals in three straight liguillas despite its strong play during the regular season. It has shut out Puebla five times during the seven-game win streak.
Pueblas has beaten Club America five times in 30 meetings (5-11-14), and America has a lot more quality in its ranks. Sebastian Cordova was traded to Tigres in a historic deal for star female striker Katty Martinez, who will join Club America Femini, but Henry Martin and Roger Martinez remain. Martin had 15 goals last season and two in the Apertura, while Martinez has seven goals over the past three liguillas
Why you should back Puebla
La Franja is an aggressive team that can frustrate opponents, and Puebla can coax players into bookings or send them off with knocks. Club America suffered both of its losses away from home in the Apertura, scoring just eight of its 21 goals. Puebla scored 16 and conceded 16 in its 17 matches. In the five games before the playoffs, La Franja lost 1-0 to Leon and had four clean sheets. It lost to Leon in three of its final eight games overall but was 4-1-0 in the remaining five.
Puebla made the semifinals of the Clausura last season after finishing third, losing to Santos 3-1 on aggregate. The team has lost a lot of scoring, with Christian Tabo (five goals) moving to Cruz Azul. However, the team added forwards Kevin Ramirez from Queretaro and Martin Barragan from CA Morelia this winter. It also bolstered the back line in the summer transfer window and is hoping that things start to mesh.
How to make Puebla vs. Club America picks
Eimer has scrutinized the Puebla vs. Club America matchup from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides two other confident best bets and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his expert Liga MX picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Club America vs. Puebla? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Puebla vs. Club America, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of under-the-radar matchups, and find out.