Last Updated on February 2, 2023 3:45 pm by Erwin Noguera
The most interesting game of Matchday 5 of the Torneo Clausura 2023 of Liga MX will be the one that Santos and América will have this Saturday.
Santos is in the top 4 and doesn’t want to get out of there, but they know that at this start any setback can mean a significant downturn.
America, for its part, like the phoenix, has already risen from its ashes and wants to win to send a message to the rest of the teams in the league.
Saturday, February 4 at 10:05 pm ET at the Corona stadium
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Why Bet on Santos
Santos began the journey in this tournament with a hard blow, losing 0-3 with Tigres, but then recovered and beat Pumas (3-0) and Mazatlán (1-2), while last weekend they drew with Atlas (2-2). Now they return home looking to maintain that undefeated streak and the fourth position.
The Laguneros will now be able to count on the Colombian Emerson Rivaldo Rodríguez, who showed very good things in Millionarios in his country, but not so many in Inter Miami, and now he has arrived in Mexico where he will be with his compatriot Harold Preciado, who although he has 2 goals (1 penalty) and 2 assists, he has failed a lot in front of the goal, and it is something that he has to improve.
Juan Brunetta is for now, as expected, the best player on the team and the one who is leading the offense. The Argentine is having good matches and hopes to continue raising his level.
Why Bet on América
Finally, after 3 consecutive draws with Querétaro (0-0), Toluca (2-2), and Puebla (2-2), América was able to win by crushing Mazatlán 6-0 and with a hat-trick by Henry Martín, who already is the top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals.
The Águilas were the top favorites for the title before the start of the championship, but after their first results and the victories and reinforcements of Tigres, the roles were reversed, however, that last victory stabilized the balance. Now they will face a tough rival that will help them measure themselves and show if what happened a few days ago at the Azteca was pure luck or if they are a team to be feared.
With 10 goals they are the second team that has scored the most, behind Pachuca (12), and they have only conceded 4 goals.
Final Betting Analysis: Santos vs. América
Great match in the Shire. Santos is a serious team that in recent seasons has always been fighting for the title and wants to continue like this, while América will face a great test to show if they are one of the title candidates. Both will want to win to show the rest of the league that they are strong, and we think it will be a tie.
At MyBookie.ag we find that América is the favorite of the match with a Moneyline of +120, while Santos has +212 and the draw is +265.
The last time they met was on September 14 of last year and they equalized 3-3 with goals from Henry Martín, Hugo Rodríguez (own goal), and Federico Viñas for América, while Leonardo Suárez (2) and Harold Preciado scored for Santos. The Laguneros have not won since November 2, 2019, when they did it by 1-2. In that period the Águilas won 3 times and there were 2 draws.
Go for a draw in the Moneyline. If you bet $100 on the draw at +265, you will gain $365 for a total payout of $365.