Club América vs Necaxa – Liga MX leader Club América will bid for a fifth consecutive victory when it hosts Necaxa on Saturday. Its strong run of form began with a 1-0 away win against Puebla at the start of February. América then beat Querétaro 2-1 on the road, before a Federico Viñas brace handed it a 2-0 home victory against Atlas. Miguel Herrera’s men beat Apertura champion Monterrey in their last game. They also just beat Guatemalan side Comunicaciones over two legs in the CONCACAF Champions League, so they should be full of confidence right now.
Necaxa Suffers Losing Streak
The picture is not so rosy for Necaxa. It made a strong start to Torneo Clausura, with two wins and two draws, but it has now lost three in a row. Necaxa has scored in all seven games, but a leaky defense has been its downfall. It conceded seven goals in its last three games, and that has seen it fall down to 11th in the standings. Necaxa had the best away record in Torneo Apertura, but Estadio Azteca is a very difficult place to visit.
Club América vs Necaxa Betting Tips
América has an excellent goalkeeper in Guillermo Ochoa, and Bruno Valdez anchors a solid defense. It also has the attacking firepower to punish Necaxa’s defensive issues. Nicolás Castillo is injured, but the youngster Viñas has proven to be a strong deputy. Giovani dos Santos should also cause the visitors plenty of problems down the right. América has a poor recent record against Necaxa. It has not won in their last five meetings. The last game between them finished 2-2. Yet América now has a great opportunity to now end that trend, as Necaxa is low on confidence right now. 888 Sport is offering -114 on Club América to win and over 1.5 goals in the game, and that looks like a great bet.