- Pumas UNAM aim to remain the only undefeated club in Liga MX as they visit Club Leon as lengthy underdogs
- Leon sits just one point back of Pumas and Cruz Azul, who visit Mazatlan FC as heavy favorites, while Club America aims to keep pace with a win over struggling Chivas
- Read on for all the odds and trends ahead of Liga MX Guardianes Round 11
The race for the top of the Liga MX table heats up in Round 11 with a trio of crucial matchups. Unbeaten in 12 straight contests across all competitions, Pumas UNAM look to claim sole possession of first place as they visit red-hot Club Leon on Monday as lengthy +390 underdogs. Earlier in Round 11, Cruz Azul will try to keep pace with the Pumas as they battle a slumping Mazatlán FC squad as +105 chalk, and Club America aims to rebound from a 3-1 loss to Monterrey in their last outing, as they take on Chivas Guadalajara as +100 favorites.
We’ve got you covered with all the odds and trends for Round 11 of the Liga MX Guardianes campaign.
Liga MX Apertura Round 11 Odds
|Deportivo Toluca FC||+135|
|Atletico San Luis||+235|
Odds taken Sept 17 at DraftKings
Pumas Underdogs in Bid to Maintain Control of First Place
Undefeated in 10 league matches so far this season, the Pumas travel to Leon as heavy +390 underdogs. The club is coming off a decisive 3-0 win over Atletico San Luis to improve their win-draw-loss record to 6-4-0, and have now outgunned opponents by a wide 10-2 margin while marching to victory in each of their past four outings. However, Pumas have struggled on the road, posting wins in just three of 17 league matches since July 2019. The club has also struggled at times to find the back of the net on the road, scoring just five total goals through their first four away contests.
— #LigaBBVAMX #Guard1anes2020 (@LigaBBVAMX) September 15, 2020
Leon returns to action as strong -139 favorites in Monday night’s clash at Estadio Nou Camp after extending their current unbeaten streak to seven matches with a 3-2 comeback victory in Queretaro on Sunday. The club’s hot streak leaves one point adrift of UNAM in the race for first place and sporting solid +450 odds to win Torneo Guardianes.
Thanks to back-to-back goals from Emmanuel Gigliotti , Club Leon completes the comeback and defeats Queretaro to jump right back into 2nd place of the Guardianes 2020 standings with 21 points.#ligamxeng | #ligamx | #clubleon | #queretaro | #Guardianes2020 | #queretarovsleon pic.twitter.com/4mqwOZ3AKH
— El Tri Online (@eltrionline) September 14, 2020
Los Verdiblancos have been almost perfect at home in 2020, going 9-1-0 across all competitions, with the only blemish on their home record being a 1-1 draw with Tigres UANL last time out. Leon has also posted four straight victories over Pumas, but have seen their offensive production taper off at home, with just six total goals scored in their past four contests.
Pick: Draw (+255)
Cruz Azul Favored to Keep Pace Atop Liga MX Table
Currently deadlocked with Pumas at 22 points, Cruz Azul will be aiming to maintain at least a share of first place as they visit Mazatlan FC on Friday night as +105 chalk. Fresh off a 2-1 win in Tijuana last weekend, La Maquina now sport up a league-leading seven wins through their first 10 outings.
But the club have struggled to maintain consistency on the road, going 2-1-2 in five away contests so far this season. Cruz Azul have also scored just three total goals over their past three matches after potting three markers in each of their previous three contests. In addition, the club has also been held off the scoresheet in each of their two losses this season, which both came on the road.
Mazatlan return home as +270 underdogs after earning a 1-1 draw in last Saturday’s road date with Club Atlas. The club still has work to do to overcome a dismal start that saw them record just one win through their first eight outings, but are now unbeaten in two straight outings.
Mazatlan owns a respectable 2-2-0 record over their past four dates at Estadio de Mazatlán. The club also went unbeaten against Cruz Azul during their final season in Morelia before relocating to Mazatlan, claiming four of six points in a pair of 2019 matchups.
Pick: Cruz Azul (+105)
Chivas Vie for Rare Road Win Over Club America
Two clubs looking to get back into the hunt for first place clash on Sunday as Club America hosts Chivas Guadalajara as +100 favorites. The Eagles saw a three-match win streak snapped with last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Toluca, dumping the club to fourth place on the league table, two points back of both Pumas and Cruz Azul. Overall, Club America have posted just one win in their past three home dates, and have also turned in mixed results in recent clashes with Guadalajara, posting wins in just three of seven meetings in all competitions.
Fascinating storylines heading into #SuperClasico. Viñas and Roger leave Toluca match with knocks as América phoning it in (Diablos much more dialed in).
Chivas last-second win Friday papered over a poor effort against 10-man Necaxa.@chivasdelnorte @ClubAmerica_EN #ligamxeng pic.twitter.com/R0NWDWlr8e
— Thomas M. Buckley (@TomBuckley519) September 13, 2020
Chivas look to maintain their recent steady play on the road as they visit Club America as +260 underdogs. Unbeaten in four matches overall, Chivas have also earned the win in three of their past four road outings, but remain winless in each of their past five road dates with Club America, capped by a lopsided 4-1 defeat in September of last year.
Pick: Club America (+100)
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