So that you don't miss the Aguilas' debut, here is the guide for the Club America vs Puebla match, with predictions, odds, the TV channel where to watch the game, the live stream, and news of each team.
Will the Aguilas manage to reach the title this year or will the opportunity slip through their fingers as it did last year?
Club America vs Puebla: Match Information
Date: Friday, January 7, 2022
Time: 22:00 ET
Location: Cuauhtémoc Stadium
Club America vs Puebla: Times by State in the US
How to watch Club America vs Puebla in the US
Live stream: fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
Club America vs Puebla: Head to Head Record
While nothing is set in stone, it seems that the Aguilas del América have the opportunity to win this match.
In the 38 matches between the two teams, Club America has won 18 times, while Puebla has only been able to snatch four victories from the Coapa club.
Between them, the two teams have played to nine draws in what has always been an uphill battle for the La Franja team.
Therefore, it could be said that America's debut in the Clausura 2022 will be smooth sailing for the team, except for one small detail.
On at least three occasions Puebla has beaten America at home, so the La Franja team has a chance to make the Azulcremas' debut uncomfortable.
To be exact, the last time Puebla beat Las Aguilas in a Liga MX tournament was on April 20, 2018, with a score of 3-1, with La Franja playing at home, with goals from Alejandro Chumancero, Omar Fernández and Pablo González.
Club America's only goal in that match came courtesy of Alex Ibarra, on a pass from Paul Aguilar.
That would be the last time the Puebla side would beat the Mexican capital side. In their last seven matches, Club America has beaten Puebla.
Club America vs Puebla: Predictions and odds
There is no doubt that the overwhelming favorite for this match is Club America, which has dominated Puebla in recent matches.
However, due to the dismal performance of the Aguilas in the Apertura 2021, especially after their poor away results, it is very likely that La Franja will win the match, according to the FanDuel website is unlikely.
Everything seems to indicate that the home team, in this case, Club Puebla, can win as it has a +210 chance of winning at home, and maintains that same figure if the match ends in a draw.
And there is a +800 chance that the match will end with a score of 1-0 in favor of the home team. So Club America will have to give its all on the field to reverse its chances of losing to the home team.
Club America news
It is not yet known whether Santiago Solari will field the club's new reinforcements, Jonathan Dos Santos and Diego Valdés, for this match.
It is also expected that the team will finalize the purchase of Mauro Lainez, Diego's older brother, who is rumored to be days away from being announced in the team's squad.
But what should be a matter of urgency for the club is to prove that they are ready to win the tournament.
Although they are overwhelming favorites to beat Puebla, it should not be forgotten that they were also favorites to beat Pumas, the team that eliminated the mighty Aguilas last season.
Puebla is ready to start the tournament with its four new reinforcements: Martín Barragán Negrete, Jordi Cortizo, Kevin Ramírez and Federico Mancuello.
With these players, La Franja will be looking to break the hegemony that Club America has had over them for several tournaments now.
Will they succeed?