Liga MX will be reactivated this weekend and the Rojinegros del Atlas will be in action in the first match of the Saturday matchday at the Jalisco Stadium. Diego Cocca’s side will host Rayados de Monterrey this Saturday, as part of Day 8 of the Apertura 2021. Atlas and Rayados are firmly in the top eight of the general classification and have sustained their good start to the campaign based on defensive order. They prioritized good defending, without forgetting to be aggressive when looking for goals.
Check out everything about the opening tournament of Liga MX, as well as the analysis of each of the participating teams and the betting line for the Mexican soccer league.
Betting line and relevant information on the Torneo Apertura de la Liga MX match:
Where: Jalisco Stadium | Guadalajara
Time: 16:00 E.T.
Moneyline Odds: Atlas +144 | Monterrey +200
Draw Odds: +215
Where to watch: Afizzionados
Why bet on Atlas
For Atlas, the need for a win becomes necessary as the days go by. In three home appearances, Atlas could only win against Bravos. They lost against América and against Toluca they had the door open for victory, but Julio Furch missed a penalty kick in the 90th minute.
The streak of matches for Atlas without a victory extends more, compared to what Rayados has done. Atlas has gone four games without a win, with their last win coming against Pachuca on home turf. Of those four appearances, only Atlas lost to America at home, a game in which the Rojinegros were left with an extra man and were far superior at times.
Why bet on Monterrey
For Rayados, this match will be of key importance to know in what condition they will return to action, but also with their minds set on next week’s match against Tigres in the Clasico regiomontano.
Javier Aguirre and La Pandilla del Cerro de la Silla will be able to count on Héctor Moreno, who could make his debut in the face of the activity of the national team and the hustle and bustle of the following week, as there are two very important matches coming up for the team’s immediate future: the second leg of the semifinals of the CONCACAF Champions League and the Clasico Regio in the middle of the week.
Final betting analysis between Atlas and Monterrey
Atlas and Monterrey are only one point apart. Los Regios have 11 points and are in sixth place in the overall standings, while Los Rojinegros, with 10 points, are in eighth place; both are in an even fight for the coveted fourth place to qualify for the Liguilla at the end of the tournament. Ahead of them are only leaders América (17), León (14), Toluca (14), Tigres (12) and Santos (11). Cruz Azul is in seventh place between the two teams on points difference.
We have a feeling that between Monterrey and Atlas it will be a game of solid defenses on both sides. We don’t think there’s too much action and a draw seems very realistic; so, we predict a close 1-1 scoreline when there is no more to play for.