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León vs. Tigres Preview and Betting Odds

Last Updated on January 16, 2024 6:48 pm by Erwin Noguera

The excitement of the Clausura 2024 Liga MX Tournament continues this week when we have the closing of the first matchday this Wednesday, January 17th.

For now, the current Liga MX champions, América, got a comfortable victory in their first game of this Clausura 2024 against Tijuana by 2-0. However, we have several teams that also scored 3 points, such as Monterrey, Necaxa, San Luis, Pachuca, and Pumas. On the other hand, Toluca, Querétaro, Santos, and Chivas drew in this first matchday, so they only accumulated 1 point.

Now, to close this first round of the Liga MX 2024 Closing Tournament, we will have a great match between León and Tigres.

There is no doubt that this is an excellent way to close this first matchday, as both teams were among the best in the Apertura 2023 and will try to start this new tournament in the best way possible.

When and Where:

Wednesday, January 17th, 8:00 pm ET at the León Stadium

Moneyline odds: 

León 2.48 

Tigres 2.75

Draw Offs: 


Where Can I Watch it? 

ViX, Fox Sports Mexico, Claro Sports, and Fanatiz Mexico

Why Bet on León?

León faced an unfortunate defeat against Apertura 2023 champions América. Despite putting up a good fight, they lost 2-4 on aggregate in the quarterfinals of the previous tournament.

This defeat may have been a disappointment, but it is important to remember that León has been a consistent and competitive team in Mexican soccer. They possess a balanced squad with talented players who can bounce back and regain their winning form in the upcoming Clausura 2024 matches. The team is the current CONCACAF Champions Cup winner, so they are no minnows.

Now, they are ready to be better at the beginning of the tournament to keep their expectations high until the end of the season.

Why Bet on Tigres?

On the other hand, Tigres had a challenging end to the Apertura 2023 Tournament, as they faced América in the Grand Final. 

Although they managed to secure a 1-1 draw in the first leg, the team succumbed to a 0-3 defeat at the Azteca Stadium, resulting in a 1-4 aggregate loss. Despite this setback, Tigres should not be underestimated. They have a talented and experienced lineup, with players who have proven their capabilities time and time again. 

With lessons learned from their defeat in the Apertura 2023 Grand Final, Tigres will look to regroup and show their strength in the Clausura 2024 Tournament, seeking redemption and a shot at the championship title.

Throughout the Apertura, the Felines were one of the best teams in the tournament, so they will want to prove that this was no coincidence and fight for glory again in the Clausura 2024.

Final Betting Analysis: León vs. Tigres

In the last 20 matches played between these two teams, Tigres dominates the series with eight wins. León, for their part, has accumulated five victories, while seven games have ended in draws.

In addition, the ‘Universitarios’ won the most recent meeting between them by 1-0. However, ‘La Fiera’ won the two most recent matches played at their home, by 3-0 and 3-1.

At Gambyl Betting Exchange, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors León at 2.48, while Tigres starts at 2.75.

Although Tigres is coming off a runner-up finish in the Apertura 2023, we expect León to get their claws out and make their home ground respected. As a result, our prediction is a 2-1 win for them.

Look for a win in the local’s Moneyline. For example, if you put $100 on them at 2.48, you’ll see a $148 win with a total payout of $248.

León vs. Tigres Betting Pick: León

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