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Leon vs Atlas: Predictions, odds, and how to watch the first leg of La Liga MX 2021 Apertura Final

León will host at Nou Camp Stadium the first match of the 2021 Apertura Final

First Liga MX Final in the history between Leon and Atlas
First Liga MX Final in the history between Leon and Atlas

Leon and Atlas will clash off this Thursday night, December 8th at Nou Camp Stadium. “The felines” will host Atlas for the first match of the final where they will try to make the most of their home to get a good result. 

Two historic teams that will feature an unprecedented Final in Liga MX, both with a great history but without the spotlight of others. Atlas vs. León will be the series that will determine the champion of this Liguilla. The second and the third of the regular season, which were tied in points (29), but with a better goal difference for Atlas (+11 to +6). 

Leon vs Atlas: Match Information

Date:  Thursday, December 8th, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM (PT)

Location: Nou Camp Stadium, León, Guanajuato

León vs Atlas: Times by State in the US

ET: 10:00 PM

CT: 9:00 PM

MT: 8:00 PM

PT:  7:00 PM

How to watch live León vs Atlas 

US: TUDN.com, TUDN App, TUDN USA, Univision NOW and Univison.

Mexico: Fox Sports

León vs Atlas: Predictions and odds

The odds are in favor of León for the first-leg because they play at home and have not lost in their Stadium in the final stages. Caliente considers them slightly favorites giving them +100 odds. Meanwhile, the bet for Atlas rises to +230 odds, due to their visitor condition, however, they have won their two games as visitors in the Liguilla against Monterrey in the quarter-finals and Pumas UNAM in the semi-finals. The draw is given in +235 odds.

How do Atlas and León reach the final?

ATLAS: They were 2nd in the standings, presuming the best defense with only 10 goals conceded. Out of 21 games played so far, they have kept 12 clean sheets showing that defense is their great strength. In the quarter-finals, they beat “Rayados” and in the semi-finals, they defeated Pumas, in both cases favored by their place in the table. 

LEÓN was 3rd in the overall standings with Ariel Holan in his first tournament as coach in Mexico, an Argentinean with a past on the bench in a sport such as field hockey. In the quarter-finals, they eliminated Puebla with a 3-2 aggregate score, and in the semi-finals, they knocked out Tigres on the criteria of their position in the table. 

Last Match between Atlas and Leon in 2021

ATLAS 2-0 LEÓN | They played on Week 10 on September 25th and the “foxes” won with goals from Anderson Santamaría and Diego Barbosa, which at the time meant a streak of three wins in a row. 

How many titles does Atlas have?

ONE: The only time that Atlas Guadalajara was Mexican soccer champion dates back to 1951, originating the nickname of its most famous cheering group known as Barra 51. In fact, this will be the first time that the “foxes” will host the second leg of a Final at the Jalisco Stadium. 

How many titles does Leon have?

EIGHT: In the 1940s and 1950s, Leon won four national soccer titles. They had to wait almost four decades to celebrate again in the 1991-92 season and with the arrival of the short-term tournaments, they added three more championships: Apertura 2013, Clausura 2014, and Guardians 2020. 

Hugo Alberto Walls Gómez

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