Club America vs Santos Laguna
Mexico – Liga MX
Date: Monday, 14th May 2018
Kick-Off at 01:00 AM UK
Venue: Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico.
Santos Laguna are very close to seal a spot in the finals of this year’s edition of Mexican top flight. They managed to demolish and completely outplay Club America in the first leg, winning the match 4-1, which is surely giving them a lot of confidence before the big trip to Estadio Azteca.
The already mentioned loss has ruined the momentum for Club America and a streak of three consecutive victories before. The team was looking good in straight wins against UNAM Pumas and Santos (in the last round of regular campaign). Playing on the road was always a big issue for them (won only one out of the last five domestic outings away from home), while win rate in front of their crowd is not that high either (three victories in the last six games).
Santos Laguna have lost six out of the last seven games before the playoffs started, and pretty much ruined all the good work achieved earlier this year. Still, the final position on the standings was high (finished as 4th team).
Club America vs Santos Laguna Head-to-head
Club America won the last five games against Santos Laguna on their home soil, which makes the 1.70 odds on home win a bit more understandable. The average number of goals seen in the previous duels at Azteca Stadium is exactly 3.00 per match.
Club America vs Santos Laguna: Prediction
Even though I don’t think they have the strength to pull a miraculous comeback and advance to the finals, Club America should win this match. They were looking amazing in the previous round against UNAM Pumas, but it seems like one bad game will cost them a season. More adventurous punters can also try with home win HT and FT at 2.62.
Also, history and tradition are pointing at the direction of another high scoring affair. Over 2.5 FT is a good alternative bet at 1.62.
Club America vs Santos Laguna: Bet Tips
Home win @ 1.70
Over 2.5 Full-Time Goals @ 1.62.