Last Updated on January 25, 2023 2:01 pm by Erwin Noguera
Atlas and Santos will play the opening game of round 4 of the Clausura tournament, on Thursday, January 26th. This will be only the third match for Atlas, who had their first-round game postponed – against Toluca – and still awaits a new date for the match.
Santos, in turn, played three times, winning two games and losing one (in their debut, against Tigres). Very close in the classification (Santos is 5th, Atlas is 6th) the teams know that a positive result can bring them closer to the top group, and, in the case of Atlas, the victory could serve to overcome Santos Laguna in the classification table.
Follow our analysis of this match and learn everything about Atlas and Santos, knowing our main pick about this game.
Thursday, January 26th – 10:05 pm ET at the Estadio Jalisco
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Why Bet on Atlas?
In just two rounds of the Clausura tournament, Atlas managed to collect four points and is one of four undefeated teams in the league so far. After having their first-round game postponed, Atlas’ players seem to have taken advantage of the rest to beat Mazatlán and draw with Querétaro in the third round.
In this 6-goal game, Atlas was ahead three times, but let the advantage slip away, conceding the third goal in second-half stoppage time. Striker Jonathan Herrera was the highlight of Atlas in the match, contributing two assists, for the goals of Quiñones and Furch.
In two games played so far, Atlas has already proven that it has a team with good offensive power, scoring 5 goals in these two opening matches. Against Santos, which is an even more dangerous team, Atlas will need to be even more efficient to build the victory.
Why Bet on Santos?
Santos Laguna started the season with a heavy defeat against Tigres (0-3) but managed to recover in the following rounds, beating Pumas (3-0) and Mazatlán (2-1).
Santos is one of the great teams in Mexican football, but in the last 20 matches against tomorrow’s opponent, the Laguneros do not have an advantage: they lost 7 games, drew 8, and won only 5.
Argentine Juan Brunetta has stood out, contributing key passes and assists on the left side of the field, where he plays more easily. In the game against Mazatlán, there were two assists and the man of the match award.
To face Atlas, Santos will have to be very cautious when adopting a defensive strategy, since their opponent has already scored 5 goals in the competition and is having a great time.
Final Betting Analysis: Atlas vs. Santos
The main bookmakers have not been able, so far, to point out a big favorite for this confrontation, due to everything that these two teams involve in. They are close on the table, with a very similar amount of points and they are both traditional teams in Mexican football.
Atlas has slight favoritism when playing in front of their fans, but Santos is also usually an indigestible visitor. Given this balanced scenario, we believe that a draw is the most likely outcome.
If you put $100 into the draw, you could get $248 back for a total payout of $348.