Cruz Azul vs Pachuca Betting Analysis

Cruz Azul and Pachuca are both riding some momentum heading into Jornada 5 of the Clausura 2020. Here are the latest betting odds and analysis for the game that we have for you.

Moneyline Pick: Cruz Azul v. Pachuca | Cruz Azul (-105)

Cruz Azul will be hosting Pachuca this weekend in a match that showcases two teams with newly found momentum. Last week Cruz Azul lived up to their nickname, “La Máquina”, as they were able to score three goals and come away with a tie in Toluca, which is historically one of the toughest places to play in Liga MX. This offensive performance was mirrored in the week prior when Cruz Azul snapped their losing streak with a 3-0 win against Santos. Since starting the season 0-2, Cruz Azul has been able to find the back of the net and stretch the opposing defenses.

Similar to Cruz Azul, Pachuca also struggled early in the season after losing two games, drawing one and only scoring once. Although, this all changed when they upset Tigres last week at home, 2-0. Pachuca came out in a 4-1-4-1 formation and goals came from winger Erik Aguirre and forward Colin Kazim-Richards. They were very efficient with their attacking opportunities, totaling 6 shots on goal with 11 shots total.

 

Analysis

The opening line for a Cruz Azul moneyline win is -105 odds according to Odds Sharks.

Cruz Azul in their last five games at home is 4-0-2, compared to Pachuca’s 1-1-3 away record in recent matches. It looks as if Cruz Azul is starting to live up to its potential this season having scored six goals total in their previous two matches. Their attack led by Elias Hernandez should be able to continue their streak against a Pachuca defense that has given up five goals total in just two away matches this season. Let’s not read too much into Pachuca’s surprising win last week against Tigres and go with the home team favorite in this matchup.

 

Clausura Form

Cruz Azul

  • 11th place (4 pts)
  • Form: DWL

Pachua

  • 12th place (4 pts)
  • Form: WLD

 

Match Day & Time

February 8th, 2020
3:00 pm PT / 6:00 pm ET

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