It’s an all MLS and LIGA MX affair from here on in at the CONCACAF Champions League, with two big first leg matches on Tuesday, Atlanta United - Philadelphia Union in an all-MLS showdown and Toronto FC - Cruz Azul.
Both games promise to be filled with a lot of emotion and the oddsmakers at DraftKings have picked Atlanta United and Cruz Azul as the favorites in their first leg matches. Nonetheless the Union and TFC will want to upset in order to position themselves in leg 2.
While both games are tight in regard to odds, we will examine the best betting option for these CONCACAF Champions League quarter final matches that are sure to keep you glued to your seat!
Atlanta United - Philadelphia Union
Atlanta United are riding on a high, coming off of a dominating performance against the Chicago Fire at home over the weekend. While the Union are coming off of a less than stellar start to the MLS season as they dropped points to Inter Miami at home and have been less than effective in the final third.
Atlanta United are the heavy favorite at (-118) to the Union’s (+275) odds. The key to this match may be betting high on Atlanta United since DraftKings has yet to feature props for this game. Atlanta United has some heavy fire power in Josef Martínez, who is coming off of injury and Lisandro López, who has yet to score, will look to put the ball in the back of the net.
Toronto FC - Cruz Azul
In a much tighter affair Toronto FC will take on Cruz Azul, Cruz Azul are the favorites with +105 to TFC’s +200. The Canadian side has the obstacle that the match will be played Tampa, Florida due to Canada’s strict COVID-19 protocols. Toronto have not looked all that great in the first two weeks in MLS and upset Leon in a historic 3-2 aggregate.
Nonetheless Cruz Azul is a much better side than Leon and made short work of Arcahaie and sit first in Liga MX having lost only 2 games the whole season. It will be a tall order for TFC to get anything out of Leg 1 against the Blue Machine.
An interesting parlay would be to bet high that Atlanta United and Cruz Azul will win their respective first leg ties. A $500 bet could land the bettor $1,896 in winnings. If you like winning big in outright bets these games are for you.