Club America will try to use home turf to its advantage on Saturday when it hosts Puebla in a 2021 Mexican Liga MX match at Estadio Azteca. America went 7-1-0 at home in the Clausura last season, when it finished in second place. It is unbeaten in its first two games, following a 0-0 draw on the road against Queretaro with a 2-1 home win against Necaxa last weekend. Puebla battled Monterrey to a 1-1 draw to kick off its season but suffered a 2-0 setback to Chivas without two suspended players. Puebla finished third in the Clausura last season but was 10 points behind second-place Club America.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m ET. America is the -126 favorite (risk $126 to win $100) in Caesars Sportsbook's latest Club America vs. Puebla odds, with Puebla the +340 underdog and a draw returning +250. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before finalizing any Club America vs. Puebla picks, check out the Liga MX predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down Club America vs. Puebla. You can visit SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Puebla vs. Club America:
- Club America vs. Puebla: America -0.5 (-120)
- Club America vs. Puebla over-under: 2.5 goals (under -145, over +115)
- Club America vs. Puebla money line: America -126, Puebla +340, Draw +250
- Club America: Leads Liga MX in possession time at 59.5 percent.
- Puebla: Has put just 26 percent of its shots on target (six of 23).
Why you should back Club America
Las Aguilas are superior in terms of talent and have beaten Puebla in six straight games. Five of those were clean sheets, and they are 13-11-5 against La Franja all-time. America is on a mission to win its first title since 2018 and to atone for being ousted in the quarterfinals after finishing second in the Clausura. The team has barely missed a beat with four players off in Tokyo for the Olympics. The team has plenty of quality depth to make up for those absences.
Roger Martinez is filling in for top scorer Henry Martin at striker, and he scored five goals last season. Salvador Reyes Chavez, who played for Puebla last season, scored one goal and assisted on the other last week, and the 23-year-old knows the opponents well. America's creative midfield is the engine of the attack, with Richard Sanchez, Pedro Aquino and Alvaro Fidalgo all capable of unlocking defenses. Sanchez had five goals and five assists last season.
Why you should back Puebla
Puebla is a small-budget team that relies on its intensity to stay competitive, and it can make that approach pay off. Puebla was a surprising third in the Clausura and reached the semifinals, losing to Santos. La Franja's aggressiveness can lead to frustration -- and some knocks or ejections -- for opponents, so it could test America's depth. Puebla was down to 10 men for the second half in the opener against Monterrey but still managed to hang on for the 1-1 draw.
The defense held Monterrey off the score sheet until the 88th minute, and Christian Tabo equalized for Puebla in the 90th. Tabo was sent off in injury time to join Juan Segovia, who was red-carded in the 41st, but both will be back from suspension Saturday. America's recent history is of a team that has struggled to finish, as it showed in dominating in its opening loss. It could have trouble against the hounding Puebla, which yielded 14 goals in 17 matches in the Clausura.
How to make Liga MX picks for Puebla vs. Club America
Green is leaning under on the goal total (2.5) and he's revealed two best bets for Saturday's showdown, including one that brings a plus-money return. He's only sharing his top Liga MX picks here.
So who wins Club America vs. Puebla? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the Liga MX picks, all from the proven soccer expert who has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and find out.