Atlas vs Club America Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks

Atlas vs Club America Prediction

  • Atlas’ backline has had a perfect run in the start to the 2021 Apertura season
  • America will keep things close with their long list of chance creators
  • Ultimately, it will be the goalkeepers from both teams that help keep this level

Bet on Atlas vs Club America, Here!

 

Atlas vs Club America Odds

Atlas vs Club America LIVE odds!

The odds for this match are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook Click on the odds below to head to DraftKings and place a bet!

Odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook

21+ | NJ, WV, PA, IN, IL, CO, IA, TN, MI, VA only | T&C apply

Atlas vs Club America Predictions and Picks

Partially due to a small sample size, but it’s tough to think of some serious differences between Atlas and Club America.

Both teams are starting off the 2021 Apertura with two wins and a draw, and in support, their backlines have been incredible with holding off attacking chances.

There’s a lot to like from their managers as well.

Atlas coach Diego Cocca deserves credit for shaping his team into a well-organized unit, and over at America, Santiago Solari has quietly built a strong foundation for the Mexico City giants.

With not much on the line, it wouldn’t be much of a surprise to see either team recognizing the strength of the other and willingly taking a step back.

If this were at the Estadio Azteca it would be a different conversation, but with Atlas as hosts, it should be level.

Pick:

The tie for Atlas vs America.

How to Watch Atlas vs Club America

Atlas vs Club America Information
Teams Atlas vs Club America
Location Estadio Jalisco (Guadalajara, Mexico)
Time Sunday, August 15th at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET
How to Watch Univision, TUDN

As is the custom for the first few weeks of the Liga MX season, let’s dive into how things have gone for both clubs.

For America, there’s a reserved amount of enthusiasm surrounding their project.

Although the ambitions of the organization tend to be far too high, it isn’t easy to find faults with the team that has three wins in a row in all competitions.

Regardless of his lack of Liga MX experience before 2021, Solari has proven his doubters wrong.

In fact, if we’re including friendlies, America are currently in the middle of a eight-game undefeated streak that features seven wins in all competitions.

It’s admirable, and yet, a draw could still be expected this Sunday…

Atlas’ Defense Has Been On Point

There are no doubts that Cocca has already fine-tuned his backline.

After three Liga MX matches, Atlas have yet to allow a single goal.

They are the only team in the Apertura that has yet to do so, and even if we look at xGA (expected goals against) numbers, their tally is the third-lowest in Liga MX.

And most importantly, it is lower than that of America’s.

Nonetheless, we are predicting a tie after all, and there are a few players within the America setup that should score at least a goal or two this Sunday.

America Will Be Providing Some Dangerous Chances Of Their Own

As tempting as it is to look towards a victory for Atlas, America will once again make this a competitive battle.

They have one more goal than Atlas so far this season, and on paper, their squad should be able to give some trouble to any defenders that they will go up against.

Marquee names like Federico Viñas, Mauro Lainez, Richard Sanchez, Santiago Naveda and countless others could take control of the game by themselves.

More than likely, America probably will, but when looking at performances from the Apertura so far, it’ll probably come down to those in the net who define the upcoming result.

Match Could Come Down To A Goalkeeping Battle

We need to give credit to some of the unsung heroes: The goalkeepers.

Over at Atlas, Camilo Vargas has been superb with his three clean sheets that have guided his team to their undefeated start.

America’s Oscar Jimenez has already averaged 4.3 saves per game, and although Guillermo Ochia is now back in the picture, he could earn another start this weekend.

No matter the arguments that either team or fanbase could make, in the end, it has been the goalkeepers who have truly helped secure valuable points.

And on Sunday, they’ll be the stars of this encounter.

Bet on Atlas vs Club America, Here!

More Liga MX Predictions & Odds

Monterrey vs Tigres Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
Monterrey vs Tigres Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
Although Monterrey will be hosting the Clasico Regio this Liga MX weekend, Tigres and Andre-Pierre Gignac should be able to spoil the party …
17 September | 08:10 | Cesar Hernandez
Chivas de Guadalajara vs Pachuca Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
Chivas de Guadalajara vs Pachuca Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
In a battle between two middling teams, a tie appears to be in the works this Liga MX weekend between Chivas de Guadalajara and Pachuca.
16 September | 09:32 | Cesar Hernandez
Toluca vs Club America Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
Toluca vs Club America Prediction, Betting Odds, Picks
After taking part in a tense midweek Champions League win, Club America might not have enough gas left in the tank to take on Toluca on Saturday …
16 September | 08:49 | Cesar Hernandez

Cesar Hernandez

Expert on Soccer

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. Email: [email protected]