Mexico City, Mexico – The Estadio Azteca will be the site of an epic Liga MX final second leg on Sunday evening as two of Mexico’s biggest clubs, Club America and Tigres UANL, face off with the league championship on the line. After playing to a 1-1 draw in the first leg, both teams have everything to play for in the return match.
Club America, the most successful club in Liga MX history with 13 titles, are seeking their first championship since 2018. Under manager André Jardine this season, Las Águilas have been in stellar form, going undefeated over their last 19 league matches. Powered by a suffocating defense and a ruthless counterattack led by striker Henry Martin, Club America comfortably finished atop the regular season table.
Their opponents Tigres are no slouches either. Los Felinos are the defending Liga MX champions and have their sights set on becoming just the fourth team to win back-to-back titles. Manager Robert Siboldi has molded Tigres into an organized, cohesive unit this season, demonstrated by their league-best 30 goals conceded. French striker André-Pierre Gignac has been in otherworldly form recently, scoring 11 goals over his last 10 matches across all competitions.
These two franchises have plenty of history between them, having faced off 60 times over the years. Club America holds the historical upper hand with 23 wins compared to Tigres’ 18 victories, with 19 draws. However, Tigres will be looking to snap a long winless drought in this rivalry, having failed to defeat Club America in 12 straight meetings dating back to November 2019.
Based on recent form and home field advantage, Club America have to enter Sunday’s second leg as slight favorites. Jardine’s tactics will likely emphasize controlling possession and denying Tigres opportunities on the counterattack where Gignac thrives. The raucous Estadio Azteca crowd, which holds over 80,000 fervent Club America supporters, could also play a role in powering the team to victory.
Match Prediction – Club America Lift Liga MX Trophy on Home Soil
In the end, this final promises to be a tense, tightly-contested affair between two of Liga MX’s premier clubs. Both teams have enough attacking talent to find the back of the net multiple times. But Club America’s stingy back line anchored by central defenders Bruno Valdez and Sebastián Cáceres should be up to the task of containing Tigres.
We predict Club America will make the most of their home pitch advantage, using their possession-based style to gradually wear down Tigres over 90 minutes. Goals from Henry Martin and Jonathan Rodríguez will ultimately give Las Águilas a 2-1 second leg victory, allowing the team to lift the Liga MX championship trophy on home soil.
Betting Tips – Go With Club America on the Moneyline
For bettors looking to wager on this hotly anticipated Liga MX final, Club America present valuable odds to have their hand raised at the end of the night. Taking Club America to win the second leg on the moneyline at odds of +110 provides a strong payout for a result we see as quite likely.
Additionally, a bet on Club America to score the first goal could be worth considering. Las Águilas have opened the scoring in 8 of their last 10 matches against Tigres at the Estadio Azteca. With their attacking talent, we foresee Club America grabbing an early goal to set the tone in front of their boisterous home support.
The over on total corners set at 10.5 also catches the eye as a smart wager. With both teams likely to emphasize possession and probing attacks, we foresee an uptempo, back-and-forth match where set pieces will be in ample supply. It’s reasonable to expect 11 or more corners, continuing the recent trend of high corner counts when these two rivals meet.
No matter which club you support, this Liga MX final has all the makings of an instant classic. Tune into Sunday’s second leg at the iconic Estadio Azteca to find out whether Club America can defend home soil or if Tigres can make history by lifting a second straight league crown. This rivalry match promises to deliver all the drama, passion and excitement that makes Mexican football so special.