Last Updated on January 18, 2024 6:28 pm by Erwin Noguera
The Clausura 2024 Tournament is underway, and the 18 Liga MX teams have already made their first impressions, with their sights set on dethroning América.
Right now, the first matchday was full of excitement from start to finish, with teams trying to get the first three points of the tournament to start on the right foot. Although we had some surprises, the favorite teams started very well this Clausura 2024, so the rest of the Mexican clubs will have to get their act together from now on if they want to battle for the top of the table.
All is set for the second matchday, and we expect some intense clashes in each of the Liga MX stadiums.
One of the games that will open on the second day of the Clausura 2024 will be between San Luis and Pumas this Friday.
When and Where?
Friday, January 19th, 10 pm ET at the Estadio Alfonso Lastras
Where Can I Watch it?
Why Bet on San Luis?
After losing in the semifinals of the Apertura 2023 against Club América, Atlético San Luis arrived at the Clausura 2024 with the mission of matching or surpassing its performance. Let’s remember that the Potosinos were the leaders of the table during the first half of the Apertura, but then their performance dropped, and they even had to participate in the Play-Ins.
Now, in this Clausura 2024, the team started on the right foot again, as they achieved an excellent away win against Mazatlan. However, the team was lucky, as the home side attacked them without mercy. In the end, they managed to take advantage of an oversight by Mazatlan to score a goal in the 73rd minute, thanks to Leo Bonatini.
San Luis will now try to stay at the top of the table at the beginning of the tournament to put more pressure on América, who also won on the first matchday.
Why Bet on Pumas?
On the other hand, we have Pumas, a team that also showed a great level in the Apertura 2023, reaching the semifinals. However, they lost with a 2-1 aggregate score to Tigres UANL and fell by the wayside.
Now, the ‘Universitarios’ objective is to finish within the top seven of the table again to seal their direct pass to the Liguilla, skipping the Play-Ins. In that format, many surprises are common, leaving strong teams out of the postseason.
Pumas started the tournament on the right foot with a 1-0 win over Juárez at home. In this match, they were always superior to Juarez but the infectivity of their forwards resulted in the victory by a minimal difference. However, the goal scored by Eduardo Salvio in the 89th minute took the chestnuts out of the fire.
It is also worth mentioning that Nathan Silva saw a red card in the 81st minute.
Final Betting Analysis: San Luis vs. Pumas
In the last ten games played between these two teams, Pumas dominates the series with six wins. San Luis, on the other hand, has accumulated four triumphs.
In addition, Pumas has won the last two games against San Luis with scores of 3-2 and 3-1.
At Gambyl Betting Exchange, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Pumas at 2.50, while San Luis starts at 2.62.
After their disastrous second half of the Apertura MX 2023 regular season, the locals started to recover greatly for the Liguilla. Let’s remember that they were a steamroller at this stage of the previous semester, so they know how to take advantage of the other projects’ rust. The longer a streak lasts, the closer it is to end, so we believe that the Potosinos will finish their run of bad results against Pumas with a 1-0 win at home.
Look for a win on the San Luis’ Moneyline. For example, if you put $100 on them at 2.62, you’ll see a $162.00 win with a total payout of $262.00
San Luis vs. Pumas Betting Pick: San Luis