What Are The Odds? - A Fresh Start

What-Are-The-Odds-A-Fresh-Start-El-Three-Podcast

If you tracked our “What Are The Odds” posts in the 2018 Apertura Liguilla then you know that Danny finished in first with a 6-4 record and +$461.97 over the “Vegas Books.” (You can check out our Liguilla standings here.) But now it’s a new season and it’s time to get it started once again. This tournament we invite you to compete against us by responding to our Twitter poll each week, so be sure to vote on the outcome of all the matchups to have your voice heard! Will Danny continue his run? Only time will tell. Let's get to the picks!

Game 1: Monarcas vs Toluca

monarcas-vs-toluca-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

I’ve got Toluca 3-1. Toluca +140

Anthony

Both teams made some personnel changes so this feels like a 1-1 or nil-nil draw. Draw +225

Darryl

Toluca will have to adjust to life without Sambueza. In the long run I think they are talented enough to stay competitive but will have to make some moves. Taking Monarcas +185

Listener’s Poll

Toluca +140

Game 2: Puebla vs Cruz Azul

puebla-vs-cruz-azul-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

Taking Cruz Azul 2-0. Cruz Azul +115

Anthony

Puebla lost one of their best defenders. 3-1 Cruz Azul. Cruz Azul +115

Darryl

This is one of those games where everyone may think Cruz Azul has this one in the bag. I agree but sometimes you have to expect the unexpected in LigaMX. Going to go with a 0-0 draw. Draw +210

Listener’s Poll

Cruz Azul +115

Game 3: Monterrey vs Pachuca

monterrey-vs-pachuca-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

Tough game. Draw +230

Anthony

Pachuca did make a lot of changes but I think they dropped players that weren’t major contributors. 1-1 Draw +230

Darryl

Pachuca added a lot of talent to their roster, which makes them seem primed for a big tournament. Since they have all the momentum, I’m going to fade that feeling and go with the home team Rayados to win. Pachuca will be a force but it may take a few matches for them to really start clicking. Monterrey -125

Listener’s Poll

Pachuca +325

Game 4: Querétaro vs Atlas

queretaro-vs-atlas-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

I have to go with Atlas 1-0. They had a rough Apertura but I feel like they finished with some momentum. Atlas +220

Anthony

I don’t think Atlas did enough in the off-season to improve. Querétaro lost a great goalkeeper in Volpi. Taking the draw. Draw +210

Darryl

No team really sticks out for me. Draw +210

Listener’s Poll

Atlas +220

Game 5: León vs Tigres

leon-vs-tigres-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

Tigres will win in a high-scoring game. Tigres +135

Anthony

I don’t care where this game takes place, Tigres is whoopin’ León’s ass. 3-1 Tigres. Tigres +135

Darryl

Sambueza might provide a boost for León but Tigres will prevail 2-1. Tigres +135

Listener’s Poll

Tigres +135

Game 6: Guadalajara vs Tijuana

chivas-vs-xolos-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

I love the city of Tijuana. Wouldn’t be surprised if Chivas won but going with a draw. Draw +220

Anthony

Chivas has better players than what Xolos offer. Chivas +105

Darryl

Chivas brought in a lot of players. Xolos struggles on the road. Feels like a draw, but going with the home team of Guadalajara. Chivas +105

Listener’s Poll

Tijuana +260

Game 7: Pumas vs Veracruz

pumas-vs-veracruz-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

Giving this to Pumas. Pumas -200

Anthony

Veracruz lost half their team and Pumas starts hot. Pumas -200

Darryl

In the Apertura this would be a game that Veracruz would come away with a draw. But, as Anthony mentioned they lost half their team. Nervous, but Pumas -200.

Listener’s Poll

Pumas -200

Game 8: Lobos vs Santos Laguna

lobos-vs-santos-laguna-el-three-podcast-what-are-the-odds.png

Danny

Lobos plays well but Santos is Santos. Santos +155

Anthony

Santos has too much firepower for Lobos to stand a chance. Santos +155

Darryl

On the podcast I went with Santos…but now that I’ve had time to think about it, in the blog I’m going with a draw. Draw +215

Listener’s Poll

Santos Laguna +155

Check back throughout the weekend to see how we all did!


Darryl Lopez is the host, producer, and sound editor of the El Three Podcast. He is passionate about watching the game with a statistical bend, and you can count on him to have something at stake on a sporting event near you.