Atlas and Chivas face off today in the Round 16 of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 in one of the most exciting derbies in Mexican soccer. Both of them are inside pre-playoff seeds, although the hosts are in a more comfortable situation than the visitors. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this Clásico Tapatío such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
'La Furia' head to this derby needing to bounce back from two consecutive winless matches. Diego Cocca's boys are almost inside the next stage of the tournament, but they can't risk the opportunity of securing a playoff spot. Should they win this upcoming match, the 'Zorros' would book a ticket to the following round.
On the other hand, Victor Vucetich's squad returned to winning ways in the last two weeks. Guadalajara have claimed six important points that saw them climb in the standings. Still, in these types of derbies, the current form isn't always influential.
Atlas vs Chivas: Match Information
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara
Atlas vs Chivas: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Atlas vs Chivas: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Atlas land to Round 16 after a goalless meeting with Mazatlán. Previously, they were beaten by León at home. The team coached by Diego Cocca wasn't consistent throughout the tournament, although it's very close to progressing to the next round. A win in the Clásico Tapatío would mean not only a huge satisfaction for fans but a massive boost for the 'Zorros' as well.
Meanwhile, Chivas recovered after a dreadful streak without picking up three points. Vucetich's men earned an important away win over Monterrey last weekend, and before that, they have defeated Tijuana. Guadalajara head in great form to the derby and a triumph could secure them a playoff spot.
Needless to say, these two rivals have a very long history in Mexican soccer. The Clásico Tapatío has been played 150 times in the league, with Chivas celebrating 57 victories, while Atlas won 45 and they tied in 48 games.
Atlas vs Chivas: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Standings
After 15 rounds were played, Atlas sit seventh in the Liga MX with 22 points. On the other hand, Chivas are in the ninth position of the table with 19 points so far.
Atlas vs Chivas: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Top Scorers
Atlas: Alex Ibarra, Ian Torres, Aldo Rocha (2 each)
Chivas: José Juan Macías (6)
How to watch or live stream Atlas vs Chivas in the US
The Clásico Tapatío between Atlas and Chivas to be played in the Round 16 of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 will be broadcast in the US by TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN App, TUDN USA, and Univision.
How to watch LIVE Atlas vs Chivas in Mexico
Bolavip and TV Azteca bring you the live broadcast of the Clásico Tapatío between Atlas and Chivas for the 16th round of the Liga MX 2021. Do you live in Mexico and don't know where to watch the game yet? Now you can watch it right here.
Atlas vs Chivas: Predictions and Odds
Oddsmakers have already placed their bets ahead of this derby, and the hosts seem to be favorites. FanDuel has given Atlas odds of +120, while a Chivas triumph in the Clásico Tapatío would result in a +230 payout. A tie has odds of +220.
* Odds via FanDuel.