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Pumas UNAM vs Club America & Monterrey vs Atlas Odds & Picks – Liga MX Apertura Quarterfinals Leg 1

Daniel Coyle

by Daniel Coyle in Soccer

Nov 24, 2021 · 6:33 AM PST

Liga MX Apertura
Monterrey's Rogelio Funes Mori, right, celebrates scoring his side's 3rd goal against Cruz Azul during a Mexican soccer league match at Azteca stadium in Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Alejandro Godinez)
  • The Liga MX Apertura quarterfinals get underway on Wednesday with a pair of matchups
  • Club America visit Pumas UNAM as road favorites, while CF Monterrey take on Atlas FC as strengthening home chalk
  • Read on for all the odds and trends ahead of Wednesday night’s Liga MX betting matchups

The Liga MX Apertura quarterfinals get underway on Thursday with a pair of matches. Pumas UNAM plays host to Club America in the first leg of their matchup as+310 underdogs, while CF Monterrey battle Atlas FC as strong -125 home chalk.

Kick-off for the clash between Pumas and America is set for Wednesday at 8:00 pm ET at Estadio Olímpico de Universitario in Mexico City. The action continues at Estadio BBVA in Monterrey, with the second contest of the evening scheduled to get underway at 10:05 pm ET.

Pumas UNAM vs Club America Liga MX Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
Pumas UNAM vs Club America Liga PUM +0.5 (-120) | AME -0.5 (-110) PUM +310 | Draw +205 | AME +100 Ov 2.5 (+140) | Un 2.5 (-180)

Odds as of Nov 24 at DraftKings

Pumas UNAM vs Club America Betting Trends

Wednesday night’s matchup marks the second non-friendly meeting of the season between these clubs.

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Club America claimed a decisive 2-0 win on home turf back on October 3rd, and have now earned at least a point in their past five head-to-head clashes in league play.

That run includes a 1-0 win in their most recent road date with Pumas, back in early May. High scoring has not been uncommon when these clubs meet, with total goals reaching three in 11 of their past 18 clashes, including a 3-3 draw the last time Pumas hosted America in league play in March 2020.

Pumas vs America Prediction

Pumas enjoyed a strong stretch run on their way to an 11th-place finish, with five of their six total wins coming over their final seven matches, and the club potting 13 total goals during that stretch. However, with the exception of last month’s 2-1 win over Leon, the Pumas’ recent success has largely come against bottom-feeding opponents or squads mired in lengthy slumps.

Club America closed out their Apertura schedule atop the Liga MX table with a sparkling 10-5-2 win-draw-record. However, the timing may be ideal for Pumas to face this club. America have work to do to overcome a three-match winless streak across all competitions during which they have been limited to a single goal. The club have also tallied just one win in their past five overall road dates, a 1-0 victory over freefalling Atletico San Luis on October 16.

The Picks: Both to Score & No Draw (+225); Over 2.5 (+140)

CF Monterrey vs Atlas FC Liga MX Odds

Matchup Spread Moneyline Total
CF Monterrey vs Atlas FC MON -0.5 (-130) | ATL +0.5 (+100) MON -125 | Draw +250 | ATL +370 Ov 2.5 (+140) | Un 2.5 (-185)

CF Monterrey vs Atlas FC Trends

Wednesday night’s clash marks the second meeting of the current season, and third meeting of 2021, between these two clubs. Atlas avenged a 2-0 home loss to Monterrey with a 2-1 comeback victory on home turf back in mid-September, and have now picked up three points in two of their past three head-to-head home dates.

That signals somewhat of a turnaround for Atlas, who have now earned at least a point in three of five overall league clashes, ending Monterrey’s dominant stretch of eight victories in nine matchups. Atlas’ September victory marked the first time that these two clubs have combined to score at least three goals in five meetings, and scoring at least three in five of their previous seven.

Monterrey vs Atlas Prediction

After tumbling to ninth place on the league table while going winless in the final six dates on their Apertura schedule, Monterrey was forced to earn their way into the quarterfinals with a lopsided 4-1 victory over Cruz Azul. However, it is far from certain that the Rayados can maintain that momentum after struggling to score during their recent slump, which featured a pair of clean sheet losses on home turf.

Scoring has not been a problem for Atlas of late. The club capped their schedule with a 2-0 home victory over Queretaro, and have scored multiple goals on five occasions during a 6-1-3 stretch run that lifted them into second place. And while the club has struggled on home turf, they have excelled on the road, outscoring opponents by a wide 10-3 margin during a 3-0-1 run.

The Pick: Draw (+250)

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