Leon vs Atlas Prediction, Betting Odds, Free Picks

  • Leon will have to find defensive solidity
  • Atlas will bring confidence after finishing second in the regular season
  • Leon will start slight favorites but a draw is not the worst bet

Leon vs Atlas Odds

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

Team Money Line Odds
Leon +117
Draw +230
Atlas +215

Leon vs Atlas Picks

Pick: Draw (+230)

Both semi-finals had identical finishes. First, Leon were beaten 2-1 in the first leg of their semi against Tigres UANL before coming storming back with a 2-1 win at home. With a 3-3 aggregate, Leon advanced on account of finishing the regular season with a higher seeding.
The story was not much different in the other semi.

Atlas first beat the Pumas 1-0 on the road but despite being beaten in the second leg by the exact same margin, it didn’t matter as Atlas advanced after finishing second in the regular season.

Based on how both teams approached their semis, it seemed like Leon have significantly better momentum in the final third of the soccer pitch, moving the ball rapidly and transitioning across phases. As a result, it seems unlikely that Atlas can win on the road.

Based on these odds, the draw might not be a bad option considering how these teams might stack up for the first leg of this final.

Bet on Leon vs Atlas Here!

Leon vs Atlas Prediction Liga MX

Leon vs Atlas Prediction

Leon Desperate To Shore Up Defense

This will come as no surprise to Leon after they conceded three goals across two legs of their semi-final. In the regular season, Leon scored 20 goals in 17 matches, which wasn’t too bad. However, their defense was another story altogether.

Leon conceded 14 goals in 17 games, the most by teams that finished in the top three after the regular season. That leaky defense extended into the playoffs, including the semis, where Leon conceded three goals.

Apart from that, Leon will have an opportunity to bring their best in the all-important final. At home, this will be Leon’s chance to ensure that they stay compact defensively, maintain a high defensive line and reduce the total shots that Atlas can get away.

Atlas Looking To Build

Atlas have had a tremendous season so far in the Liga MX. They finished second in the regular season after winning eight of their 17 matches.

That equates to a win percentage of close to 50 in a competitive league like the Liga MX, commendable by any measure of comparison. Atlas also drew five games and lost four in the regular season.

Atlas’ success was built primarily on an offense that was steady from the outset: the team scored 21 goals. However, their key selling point during the regular season was a solid defensive core that conceded just 10 goals in 17 matches at an average of 0.58 goals per game.

Here is a stunning piece of trivia: both Atlas and regular-season winners Club America scored and conceded the exact same number of goals (21 scored, 10 conceded). Club America, however, won two additional games, which propelled them to the top of the league standings.

How Many Goals Will Be Scored?

Atlas will come into this game with a mindset of staying compact at the back and build from there. It is unlikely to be a high-scoring first leg because Atlas will likely use their central players to control the pace of play.

Leon will have the advantage of going into the second leg with the ability to score away goals, a key characteristic in two-leg knockout games.

Several sportsbooks in the USA also have a market for total goals. A recommendation would be to back the under in such a situation as this could be a low-intensity, strategic first leg that could even finish without a goal.

Bet on Liga MX Here!

How to Watch Leon vs Atlas

Leon vs Atlas Information
Teams Leon vs Atlas
Location Estadio Leon
Time Thursday, December 9, 10:00 PM EST
How to watch Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes

More International Soccer Predictions & Odds

Germany vs Italy: Mannschaft Struggling to Turn Draws Into Wins
Germany vs Italy: Mannschaft Struggling to Turn Draws Into Wins
We bring you all the relevant information, including odds, tips, and predictions, for Germany vs Italy in the Nations League …
14 June | 04:28 | Greg Lea
Netherlands vs Wales: Gareth Bale and Co Should Be Able to Get on the Scoresheet in Rotterdam
Netherlands vs Wales: Gareth Bale and Co Should Be Able to Get on the Scoresheet in Rotterdam
Here is our in-depth preview – including the top tips and picks – of Netherlands vs Wales in the UEFA Nations League! …
14 June | 03:50 | Greg Lea
Netherlands vs Poland: There Could Be Goals at Both Ends
Netherlands vs Poland: There Could Be Goals at Both Ends
Here is our in-depth Netherlands vs Poland prediction preview in the UEFA Nations League! See the best betting tips, hot picks and top tips! …
10 June | 08:52 | Greg Lea

Nikhil Kalro

Expert on esports

With an interest in strategy and mathematics, applying that to sports writing was the natural progression. A writer at night and the founder of a gaming company, Nikhil’s previous experience includes working with ESPN for five years. His specialization includes soccer, basketball, tennis, and esports betting. Email: [email protected]