Chivas Guadalajara has a chance to start off on the right foot on Saturday when it hosts FC Juarez in the 2022-23 Mexican Liga MX season opener for both teams. Chivas opens the Apertura against a last-place team after finishing sixth and losing in the quarterfinals of the Clausura's liguilla in May. Chivas went 7-5-5 during that campaign, while Bravos went just 2-3-12 to finish at the bottom of the table. Guadalajara lost 3-2 to Atlas on aggregate in their quarterfinal matchup, and Los Zorros went on to beat Pachuca in the finals. These teams have played six times since Juarez joined Liga MX in 2016, and Chivas is 4-1-1 in those meetings. They played twice last year, with the matchup at Estadio Akron ending in a 2-2 stalemate before Guadalajara took a 3-1 road win over Bravos in February.
Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET at Estadio Akron in Guadalajara, Mexico. Caesars Sportsbook lists Chivas as the -160 favorite (risk $160 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Guadalajara vs. Juarez odds. Juarez is a +490 underdog, a regulation draw is priced at +245 and the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5, with the under juiced to -160. Before locking in any Juarez vs. Chivas Guadalajara picks, you need to see the Liga MX predictions from soccer insider 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 stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he is 13-12 over his last 25 soccer picks. Green has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the Juarez vs. Guadalajara matchup from every angle and just locked in his picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Guadalajara vs. Juarez:
- Guadalajara vs. Juarez spread: Chivas -0.5 (-145)
- Guadalajara vs. Juarez over-under: 2.5 goals
- Guadalajara vs. Juarez money line: Chivas -160, Juarez +490, Draw +245
- GUAD: Alexis Vega has 18 goals and 16 assists in 91 games for Chivas
- JUAR: Diego Rolan scored eight times for Bravos while on loan in 2019-20
- Guadalajara vs. Juarez picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why you should back Chivas Guadalajara
Chivas is the most popular team in Mexico and has been playing in some fashion since 1906, while Bravos formed in 2015. Guadalajara has dominated the 11 overall meetings in all competitions, going 8-1-2 and outscoring them 21-11. It is a much more talented team, and it showed in last season's play. Chivas had a plus-4 goals differential, scoring 38 in the 34 matches while allowing one per game. Juarez conceded 53 goals (minus-29) and gained just 27 points in its 34 games.
Chivas has lost twice over its final 13 matches, and one of those was a 2-1 setback to champion Atlas in the playoffs. It fought to a 1-1 draw in the second leg but was eliminated on aggregate. Alexis Vega (five goals, five assists last season), Roberto Alvarado (three goals, four assists) and José Macías (two goals) are the keys to the attack. And that offense should see plenty of chances Saturday night. Juarez yielded 11 goals over its final five Clausura games and scored just twice.
Why you should back Juarez
Juarez will try to take advantage of Guadalajara's instability in net after Raul Gudino bolted for Atlanta United in MLS. Backup Miguel Jimenez started just 17 games over the past three years, and 22-year-old Jose Rangel is severely lacking in experience. Bravos has some talented players who joined the team before last season and should be more comfortable after a full season under their belts. American Fernando Arce and Uruguayan Diego Rolan have been the keys in the attack.
Arce, a California native, joined the team in January and scored four goals in 14 matches in the Clausura. Rolan played in 16 games and also scored four after coming over from Spain's third tier in August 2020. Defender Maximiliano Olivera had three assists last season. Martin Galvan, who scored twice in 12 games, also could be a threat against a Chivas team that has two clean sheets over its past 10 games. Bravos is 1-1-0 with a 4-2 goal advantage in the past two meetings in Guadalajara.
How to make Guadalajara vs. Juarez picks
Green has scrutinized the Juarez vs. Guadalajara match from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He also provides two confident best bets, one playing plus-money, and has a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So, who wins the Guadalajara vs. Juarez match on Saturday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Juarez vs. Guadalajara match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.