Club America vs Club Tijuana Prediction, Betting Odds & Picks
- Tijuana’s latest reinforcements will give them a chance for at least a draw
- An intriguing focus on the wings could be the focus of the match
- Two goalkeeping giants will be sure to make their mark
America vs Tijuana Odds
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|Club America win||-141|
|Club Tijuana win||+330|
America vs Tijuana Predictions and Picks
Don’t overlook Tijuana here. Guided by new manager Pablo Guede and a number of new reinforcements, they’ll be one of the dark horses to keep an eye on in Liga MX this season. It may not be enough to clinch an away win, but it’ll be enough for a draw. Pick the draw on this one.
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How to Watch America vs Tijuana
|America vs Tijuana Information|
|What||Club America vs Club Tijuana|
|Where||Estadio Olimpico Universitario (Mexico City, Mexico)|
|When||Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 PM ET|
|How to Watch||UniMas, TUDN|
This Should be a Fun One
On one corner, we have America — the most hated and most successful team in Mexico. Led by the emotional and boisterous manager Miguel “Piojo” Herrera, the Mexico City team is one that is guided by high ambitions in every tournament. This season is no different, and after scraping by with a narrow but unconvincing 2-1 win over Pachuca to start the season, Herrera and his men will be eager to make more of a statement at home this weekend.
Looking over at Tijuana, we have an exciting project that is ready to truly blossom in 2020. With Guede, one of the most respected managers in the region, anything seems possible for Tijuana. And anything should seem possible with some of the noteworthy reinforcements that showed up in recent weeks thanks to the selling of Queretaro, another Liga MX team that Tijuana ownership once controlled.
With plenty of new faces, they dominated their season-opener that finished with a 3-1 win over Atlas.
Tijuana’s Game-Changing New Faces
Where to begin with the latest additions and returns to Tijuana’s squad?
Midfielder Marcel Ruiz is one of the most exciting young Mexican talents, winger Fabian Castillo is arguably the fastest dribbler in the league, Jonathan Orozco is perhaps the best goalkeeper the club has ever had and striker Ariel Nahuelpan is a poor man’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic — which is 100% a compliment.
The list goes on with Tijuana’s latest reinforcements from the selling of Queretaro, and coupled with their previous roster, they now have a superteam of sorts under the guidance of Guede.
Speaking of which, he showcased a 3-4-3 formation that could be a key factor in whether Tijuana succeeds or not this weekend.
A Battle Ahead On The Wings
Tijuana loved to work the ball through both flanks in the win against Atlas. Stretching the field out to its furthest extent, Guede focused his efforts on throwing wingers and fullbacks forward that overwhelmed the opposition that could do little to stop the three goals.
This is exactly where America could redirect their efforts. With a 4-4-2 formation, Herrera and his squad should have the numbers to not only defend Guede’s tactics but also to counter-attack them with pacey midfielders.
For all of the attacking prowess that Tijuana now has, America more than matches that with names like Sebastian Cordova, Federico Viñas and Roger Martinez leading the charge.
A Goalkeeper Showdown Lies Ahead
We’ve got an exciting attacking talent for both teams, so why a draw in the end?
Both sides will not only be evenly matched with their field players but also their goalkeepers.
For America, Guillermo Ochoa represents the very best of Mexican goalkeepers in the modern era. A veteran who has made his name abroad through a number of European teams, “Memo” returned back home last year to ride into the sunset in the twilight of his career with the club that first gave him a professional opportunity, America.
Tijuana has a national team caliber player of their own, Orozco. Although he currently sits behind Ochoa on the pecking order with El Tri on the international stage, the 34-year-old’s superb positioning and handling of the ball put him fairly close to Ochoa.
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Freelance writer Cesar Hernandez is a specialist in all things American and Mexican soccer. He has written for ESPN FC, The Athletic, The Guardian, FourFourTwo, VICE Sports and several other publications. Along with writing and previous radio appearances on the BBC, talkSPORT and SiriusXM FC, Cesar is also a member of the Mexican Soccer Show podcast.