Club America welcome Puebla to the Estadio Azteca in the Liga MX on Sunday (January 22). The two teams are set to renew their hostilities three months after their Apertura 2022 Liga MX final phase quarterfinals. America dominated both legs, triumphing 11-2 on aggregate. With only two games played in the second championship of the season – Clausura 2023 – America have time to recover from their slow start.
Aguilas were held to a goalless draw at home in their opening game against Queretaro before playing out another draw (2-2) against Toluca. Toluca had knocked America out of the Apertura final phase in the semifinals, winning 3-2, so America could look to avenge that loss.
Puebla, meanwhile, opened their campaign with a heavy 5-1 loss against Apertura 2022 winners Pachuca. However, they returned to winning ways with a 2-0 triumph over Queretaro, which leaves them in tenth place with three points.
Los Camoteros will have a tough assignment at Estadio Azteca, where America are yet to lose in 18 outings. Liga MX meetings between the two teams have largely been dominated by the hosts, who have come out on top in their last three games, outscoring Puebla 13-3.
Coach Fernando Ortiz can’t afford another setback at home following the goalless draw against Queretaro. America have an eye-catching frontline, including Henry Martin, Brian Rodriguez and Roger Martínez to beat the visitors.
Meanwhile, Martín Barragan is available to spearhead the visitors’ attack. The 31-year-old has scored ten goals, including four game-opening efforts. However, their main challenge would be to contain the America at the Estadio Azteca.
The hosts are highly favoured to win the clash due to their individual and collective qualities.
Prediction: America 3-1 Puebla
This match will start from 6:40 am
This match will take place on 22 January 2023
Both teams will enter the match with all the selected players.
No lineups available yet.
Tip 1: Result – America
Tip 2: Game to have over 2.5 goals – Yes
Tip 3: Puebla to score first – No
Tip 4: America to score – Yes
Our analysis of all available data, including recent performances and player stats up until an hour before kickoff, suggested the most likely outcome of this match was a Club America win with a probability of 51.77%. A draw had a probability of 25.8% and a win for Puebla had a probability of 22.44%.
The most likely scoreline for a Club America win was 1-0 with a probability of 13.32%. The next most likely scorelines for that outcome were 2-0 (10.19%) and 2-1 (9.28%). The likeliest drawn scoreline was 1-1 (12.13%), while for a Puebla win it was 0-1 (7.93%). The actual scoreline of 3-2 was predicted with a 2.2% likelihood. Our data analysis correctly predicted that Club America would win this match.
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Club América vs Puebla a great match to watch, Club America will win.