Austin FC midfielder Ethan Finlay (13) and Atlas FC midfielder Gonzalo Maroni (10) chase the ball during a match at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas on Feb. 16, 2022.
The showpiece curtain-raiser to the new season takes place in LA at 8:30 pm ET on Sunday
Dominant Atlas won both Apertura and Clausura Liga MX titles in season 2021-22
See all the odds and best bets for Atlas vs Cruz Azul – Mexico Super Cup (June 26)
Mexico’s currently dominant team will look for more success in the meeting of Atlas vs Cruz Azul in the final of the nation’s Liga MX Super Cup on Sunday.
The game is played between the winners of the nation’s two league competitions, the Apertura and the Clausura.
However, Atlas won both of those competitions in the 2021-22 season.
Atlas vs Cruz Azul Odds
Odds as of June 26 at Barstool Sportsbook.
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Therefore, Cruz Azul has been called in to provide the opposition for Atlas vs Cruz Azul as winners of last year’s Super Cup.
As double league winners, Atlas has already been credited with this year’s Super Cup title – with the game going ahead anyway.
Both teams will see Atlas vs Cruz Azul as preparation for the 2022-23 Liga MX season which kicks off next week.
It takes place at the Dignity Health Sports Park Stadium in Carson – home of MLS outfit LA Galaxy – with kick-off at 8:30 pm ET.
Mexico’s league system features two competitions in each season – commencing with the Apertura played before Christmas with the Clausura taking place in the New Year.
“It is an honor to be part of a huge football club as Cruz Azul. We are prepared to play our best game and we will try to win it.”
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— CRUZ AZUL EN ?????? (@CruzAzulEN_) June 25, 2022
Atlas – which is based in Guadalajara- had not won a national title for 70 years before its triumph in the 2021-22 Apertura.
Astonishingly, it then followed up with a consecutive success in the 2021-22 Clausura section.
Atlas vs Cruz Azul Prediction
Therefore, Barstool Sportsbook makes Atlas the favorite for a win in the Super Cup clash of Atlas vs Cruz Azul at +120.
Meanwhile, Cruz Azul is priced at +245. The draw after 90 minutes is rated at +220.
Against that, Cruz Azul is unbeaten in its last three games against Atlas. The most recent meeting delivered a 1-0 win for Azul in April.
It was a major triumph for the team’s coach Diego Cocca after his appointment in 2020.
He is renowned for his defensive organization and for direct attacking – both of which qualities have led to Atlas’s recent success.
Over/Under & Spread
In the Super Cup final collision of Atlas vs Cruz Azul, the oddsmakers are reasonably confident of an open game.
Therefore, the Total Goals prop offer of +128 for there to be at least three goals has some merit (TG Ov2.5.)
Meanwhile, there is an attractive Spread offer for Atlas to win by two goals or more at +320 (Asian Handicap -1.25.)
In the 2021-22 Apertura regular season, Atlas finished second in the standings behind Club America.
Atlas vs Cruz Azul Statistics
*Statistics from Liga MX Clausura 2021-22 including play-offs.
After progressing past Monterrey in the play-off quarter-final, it subsequently defeated Pumas UNAM in the semi-final.
Following that in the final, it defeated Leon 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after a 3-3 aggregate draw over two legs.
The transformation was real.
You believed, we did it.
We wrote one story, but we weren’t finished yet. Today we write the #Back2Back because we all #Cr3amos ?❤️? pic.twitter.com/iga8ix80dt
— Atlas FC EN (@AtlasFC_en) May 30, 2022
Meanwhile, Cruz Azul finished in eighth place in the Apertura regular season.
It was then defeated by Monterrey in the reclassification play-off – competed in by the teams finishing from fifth to 12th place.
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Julio Furch To Score Odds
Julio Furch and Julian Quinones each scored 11 goals for Atlas in the regular season.
Furch is rated as the player most likely to score in the Super Cup final of Atlas vs Cruz Azul at +138 – with Quinones at +215.
Meanwhile, Ivan Morales is the Cruz Azul player rated most likely to score at +290 although he failed to score in 11 Clausura appearances last season.
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— Atlas FC EN (@AtlasFC_en) June 24, 2022
In the Clausura section, Atlas finished in third place in the regular season.
But it once again showed its mettle in knockout football by progressing past Guadalajara and Tigres UANL to reach the final.
It was then a 3-2 aggregate winner in the final against Pachuca.
Cruz Azul, moreover, had once again finished eighth in the regular-season standings.
But it was eliminated in the play-off quarter-final by Tigres UANL.
Atlas vs Cruz Azul Projected Line-Ups & Injuries
Atlas projected line-up: Vargas, Abella, Santamaria, Nervo, Aguilera, Reyes, Zaldivar, Chala, Rocha, Furch, Quinones.
Cruz Azul projected line-up: Jurado, Domínguez, Martinez, Abram, Escobar, Lira, Baca, Antuna, Tabo, Rivero, Romero .
Atlas vs Cruz Azul Pick
This will be Cruz Azul’s first game under new coach Diego Aguirre.
The team will be rusty in Atlas vs Cruz Azulas it has not played competitively since May 16 – although it lost a friendly against Venados by 2-1 on June 13.
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— Eli (@CreasedRoyalToe) June 26, 2022
Atlas has not played since the second leg of the Clausura final against Pachuca in May.
But it is riding the crest of a wave after a hugely successful season in 2021-22 and should win Atlas vs Cruz Azul this time out, too.
Pick: Atlas +120