7 of Liga MX’s 18 sides have no defeats in their first two Apertura matches, and Club América (1–1) is 1 of all those squads. Apertura, or opening, is the to start with half of the Mexican major flight Clausura, or closure, includes the 2nd 50 %.
Their new keeper, Oscar Jiménez, has fared properly in all those two matches, stopping 10 of 11 shots on target—a 90.9% blockage charge which is 2nd in the league.
For somebody with only nine occupation starts (including 5 clean sheets) just before this time, that has rewarded management’s religion in the 32-12 months-outdated stopper.
What we locate especially desirable is América’s the latest operate in opposition to Puebla, and the good residence document Las Águilas (the Eagles) have towards these people.
Puebla +390 vs. Club América -145, Full 2½, Saturday, 8 pm ET
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Club América can legitimately simply call by itself the most effective club facet in CONCACAF, its area that features Canada, the U.S., the Caribbean, Central The us and Mexico. Its main rival is Guadalajara.
In 18 Liga MX matches versus Puebla, América has lost only a few within its Estadio Azteca, website of Saturday’s match. América is 7-3-8, with a lifetime objectives-differential of 22-14, at a single of the game’s much more-imposing venues.
For its home opener, a 2-1 victory about Necaxa, América was permitted to have 9,590 fans inside its cavernous residence whose formal capacity is 88,000.
Recently, it has been no contest. In the past 6 Puebla-América matches at Azteca, the hosts have received all six, with an 11-4 goals edge.
The surprise of América, and quite possibly all of Liga MX, has been 23-calendar year-old Mexican left again Salvador Reyes, who has tallied a goal (on a penalty kick) and dished out an help.
His ambitions-in addition-helps charge for each 90 minutes is 1.65, next in the league. Reyes tallied a few goals in 37 matches for Puebla last year, so Los Camoteros (sure, The Sweet Potatoers) know they’ll have to hold an eye on the 5-foot-10 defender. That could distract them from other components of the pitch.
Very well-Rounded América Assault
Acquiring these a multipurpose risk is undoubtedly exclusive, if not perilous to the squad’s back again-line security. But we see Spanish midfielder Álvaro Fidalgo, who scored América’s other intention this period, preserving Puebla’s defenders trustworthy.
Mauro Línez, a 25-calendar year-outdated Mexican midfielder, will also poke at Puebla. Christian Tabó, a 27-calendar year-aged Uruguayan striker, is Puebla’s risk person that América coach Santiago Solari should have his charges neutralize.
An attack showcasing Fidalgo and Línez, with some scare ways out of the again by Reyes—whose believed transfer worth of $2.2 million a few months in the past is climbing by the match—and América’s current successes from Puebla make the home aspect the frustrating variety.