Tomorrow will be a decisive day for La Franja as they go all out against the Águilas, but Puebla FC has a better goalkeeper than Club América, charges less and the numbers don't lie.
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Although Memo Ochoa has excelled not only in his team but also in the Mexican national team, the player has an Achilles heel that puts him at a disadvantage against Puebla's goalkeeper.
Why does Puebla FC have a better goalkeeper than Club América?
It turns out that Antony Silva, the starting goalkeeper of the Camoteros has a better percentage of effectiveness when saving penalties, and this number is higher than that of Guillermo Ochoa.
According to the numbers of both players, while Antony has a 46% effectiveness in saving penalties with the Camotero team, Memo Ochoa has a 0.06% effectiveness rate.
This means that, for example, while Silva has faced 8 penalties in Liga MX 2022, and has saved 6 of those 8, Ochoa from 2021 to date has faced 36 penalties, of which he has only saved 3 for the Azulcremas.
Therefore Silva is a better goalkeeper than Ochoa in terms of effectiveness when saving penalties, which is very valuable in the Liguilla as the matches in this phase are very intense.
And it is common in these matches for fouls to be committed inside the opponent's area, so a goalkeeper who provides security when saving a penalty is a determining factor for one club to prevail over another.
Antony Silva gets paid less than Guillermo Ochoa
Another difference between both goalkeepers that is interesting to analyze is how much each one earns, since while Antony Silva earns a little more than 588 thousand dollars for his 46% effectiveness in saving penalties, "Paco Memo" earns a little more than 4 million dollars for his 0.06% effectiveness.
And if we analyze this data in terms of how old one goalkeeper is compared to the other, in this aspect Ochoa also comes out badly evaluated since he is 2 years younger than Silva, since the former is 36 years old, compared to the 38 years of age of the Puebla goalkeeper.
Will Club America also want to take the goalkeeper from the Camoteros?
The doubt arises because there are already many voices claiming that Nicolás Larcamón will be the one chosen to lead Club América once the Liga MX 2022 Liguilla is over.
Although his arrival at the Nido de Coapa is not a fact, it is clear that if Club América wanted to buy him from Puebla, they could do so without any problems. And in addition to Larcamón, Israel Reyes has also seduced the Águilas, so it would not be unusual for the Azulcremas to take both of them.
And if they already take two La Franja players, it should not be too complicated for the Azulcremas to also take Antony Silva, to have a real wall in their goal.