Last Updated on April 21, 2023 3:20 pm by Erwin Noguera
America and Pumas face each other for the 16th round of Liga MX, in a decisive moment for both teams. Already classified, América wants to push for first place or at least assure its position in the table to gain a good advantage in the knockout stage. On the other hand, the Pumas’ thinking is to stay among the 12 teams and qualify for the next phase.
Playing at the powerful Estadio Azteca, América has a great chance of winning and continuing the good results it has been achieving in recent weeks. The match will be electrifying, as Pumas also won the last two games they played and their players’ confidence is very high.
Get to know more about both clubs and check our analysis of America vs Pumas.
Sábado, April 22nd – 11:10 pm ET at the Estadio Azteca
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Why Bet on América?
In second place in Liga MX, América is already qualified for the next phase, as it has no more chances of being reached by the 12th-placed team. With 8 wins, 6 draws, and 1 loss in 15 games, the Eagles are in 2nd place but still have chances to steal the lead from Monterrey.
The team won 4 of the last 5 games it played and established itself in the top four in the second half of the Clausura. Against Pumas, at home, América has a good chance of being victorious, as they have top scorer Henry Martin, who has already scored 13 goals so far. Qualifying for the knockout phase, directly in the quarterfinals, is América’s goal.
Why Bet on Pumas?
Pumas are in 12th place, trying to protect the last spot that gives access to the knockout phase of Liga MX. After beating San Luís and Toluca, both by 3-1, the felines arrive motivated for this difficult match against América, in the giant Azteca stadium.
With just 17 points, the same number as Querétaro (13th) and Puebla (14th), Pumas need at least a draw to try to stay in the twelve-club zone. With fierce competition for this last position, making an open game against mighty América may not be a good choice.
Playing cautiously and going for the counterattacks could be an interesting strategy, as it reduces the risk of conceding too many goals and being overtaken by the other teams.
Final Betting Analysis: America vs. Pumas
Pumas’ revival came at the best possible time to maintain their post-season hopes. However, they have a very high mountain to climb if they want to confirm their good moment. Don’t get us wrong, a win against América could be the best possible way to enter the playoffs in style.
The last win for the felines in this classic wasn’t that long ago, as they got a convincing 1-3 win at the 2021 Apertura, and in this stadium. The problem is that it was the sole victory for the university’s team in the last 10 games and they come from receiving a 0-3 steamroll in August 2022. The Eagles have all in their hands to keep the pressure over Monterrey in case the Regiomontanos fail again tomorrow. Go for another 3-0 win for América.
If you put $100 into America’s win, you could get $40 back for a total payout of $140.