Last Updated on January 18, 2023 6:56 pm by Erwin Noguera
Matchday 3 of the Liga MX brings us an attractive duel between a needy America and a Puebla that is motivated by victory.
America started as the top candidate for the title but has not been able to win or dazzled like last year.
For its part, Puebla fell resoundingly in the first game, but then recovered at home and wants to continue winning.
Saturday, January 21 at 8:10 pm ET at the Azteca stadium
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Why Bet on América
América began the tournament as the main candidate for the title and, even though only two games have gone by, they have already come down from that pedestal. In their first game, they could not at home against a weak Querétaro and ended up equalizing without goals. Then they visited Toluca and drew 2-2, although they often found themselves outclassed by their rival.
What America fans can rest assured about is that Óscar Jiménez is a good replacement for Guillermo Ochoa. The 34-year-old goalkeeper has had some good performances in the first games, and everything seems to indicate that he will be the starter this season over Luis Malagón.
Henry Martín regained ownership and returned to goal, something important for the Águilas who have to improve their definition since they shot a lot but is not scoring many goals.
Why Bet on Puebla
Puebla, for its part, started the tournament on the wrong foot, being crushed by Pachuca 5-1, but then recovered and beat Querétaro 2-0 at home with goals from Federico Mancuello and Guillermo Martínez.
This was the first victory as a coach for 33-year-old Eduardo Arce, who recently said that the team still needs a big foreign reinforcement to be able to compete in the championship. It must be remembered that La Franja lost several of its most important players such as Israel Reyes (América), Jordi Cortizo (Monterrey) and Maxi Araujo (Toluca), and others like the Venezuelan Fernando Aristeguieta and the Uruguayan Kevin Ramírez have been injured for many months and they still need time to return.
In the last tournament, they could only win 1 away game.
Final Betting Analysis: América vs. Puebla
Although the results have not been favorable for América and they are below Puebla in the table, the Águilas have a much better team and better players of higher rank, so we believe that they will be the winners in this game.
At MyBookie.ag we find that America is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of -222, while Puebla has +620 and the draw is +350.
The last time they met was in the quarterfinals of the last tournament and América was a steamroller, winning 1-6 on the road and 5-1 at home. The Águilas have 3 consecutive victories and 13 games without losing against Puebla. The last victory of La Franja was on April 20, 2018, 3-1 with goals from Alejandro Chumacero, Omar Fernández, and Pablo González.
Go for a straight win for América in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the win at -222, you will gain $45 for a total payout of $145.