The America vs Atlante Liga MX Week 5 match will take place this Saturday, August 10, 2013 (5:00 PM Pacific) at the Estadio Andres Quintana Roo. This match will likely be very lopsided in favor of Club America, one of the strongest teams in the Liga MX and the defending champion.
Club America postponed their Week 1 and 2 matches against Tigres and Xolos (to be played in October), due to having too many players participating in the Gold Cup. Club America started off the season in Week 3 with a 1-1 away draw at Leon. They followed that up with an emotional 3-0 victory over Atlas at the Estadio Azteca.
That match was officially used to commemorate the memory of Christian “Chucho” Benitez, who unexpectedly passed away in Qatar, just 27 years old. Club America played a great game and crushed an Atlas squad that will likely have a tough season. To follow that up, Club America traveled to Panama and defeated Sporting San Miguelito 1-0 in a match for the Concachampions.
Club America has a great squad, will make the playoffs, and has a decent shot of even pulling off the extremely rare (for the Liga MX) feat of winning two championships in a row. On Saturday, they will face a sad Atlante that is one of the main candidates for relegation.
Through four matches, Atlante has earned just one point. Atlante’s only point came at home with a 1-1 draw against relegation rival Atlas. Coach Graniolatti is in a very tough spot, he has a very limited roster with almost no talent, the pressure of relegation increasing after every game (currently Atlante is #1 on the list of teams headed to the Ascenso MX), and the ownership ready to fire him.
Unfortunately for Graniolatti, they will be facing one of the best teams in the league on Saturday. I don’t expect Atlante to do anything other than lose. We will very likely see a new coach leading Atlante on Week 6.
America vs Atlante Prediction
The America vs Atlante game will be one-sided, Club America will dominate the possession and eventually win the match. Club America has a great team, and will be facing the worst team in the Liga MX Look for America to create many scoring opportunities and earn all three points. The America vs Atlante match will end in a 3-1 victory for the Mexico City based team.
America vs Atlante TV Schedule
The America vs Atlante match will be televised this Saturday, August 10, 2013 on Univision Deportes at 5:00 PM Pacific.