Pachuca - Motagua
CONCACAF Champions League - Estadio Miguel Hidalgo
*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Pachuca vs Motagua Betting Tips & Top Picks
The second leg between Pachuca and Motagua will be played on the 17th of March at Estadio Hidalgo. Stay tuned to find out more about the clash in the Pachuca vs Motagua predictions below.
- 1 Pachuca vs Motagua Betting Tips & Top Picks
- 2 Key Pachuca vs Motagua Odds & Head-to-Head Statistics
- 3 Pachuca vs Motagua Lineups & Team News
- 4 Starting Lineups
- 5 Player to Watch: Roberto de la Rosa
- 6 Interesting Pachuca vs Motagua Questions and Answers:
Javier Lopez to Score Anytime
When Nicolas Ibanez left Pachuca everyone believed Guillermo Almada’s boys will have difficulties finding the net. Nothing of the sort is happening these days as Javier Lopez really stepped up his game and filled Nicolas Ibanez’s shoes just fine.
With six goals and one assist since the start of the Clausura, Javier Lopez is currently Pachuca’s key attacking threat that Motagua will have to somehow contain if they want to go home unbeaten.
Under 1.5 Second-Half Goals
Our second Pachuca vs Motagua prediction might upset a few of you who were anticipating an interesting match on Friday but there are very few reasons to believe this match will end in such a way. After all, the first leg between the two teams was a goalless tie, and considering how scarce the goalscoring opportunities were, it will be surprising for the rematch to be much different.
Yes, Pachuca crushed Club America 0-3 a couple of days ago but all of these goals were scored in the first half of the game.
Key Pachuca vs Motagua Odds & Head-to-Head Statistics
This interesting CONCACAF Champions League game between Pachuca and Motagua has some very exciting betting odds to offer:
Head to Head
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Pachuca odds: -133 – 56.0%
Draw odds: +310 – 23.0%
Motagua odds: +400 – 21.0%
Motagua certainly have their chance on Friday. After all, they do have a 21.0% win probability at +400 while a draw is valued at +310 (23.0%). However, our recommendation is you stick to our Pachuca vs Motagua prediction which favors coach Guillermo Almada’s side at -133 (56.0%).
Pachuca vs Motagua Lineups & Team News
The last month has been an emotional rollercoaster for Pachuca’s fans. Los Tuzos crushed Club America 0-3, lost to Monterrey, and to put a cherry on top – their performance against Motagua was mediocre at best. To qualify for the next round of CONCACAF Champions League soccer, Guillermo Almada will have to rally the troops and take more risks.
Predicted lineup – Ustari (GK), Isais, Murillo, Cabral, Alvarez, Hurtado, Sanchez, Chavez, Hinestroza, Lopez & de la Rosa
Despite nullifying Pachuca for a goalless tie on the 10th of March, Motagua’s fans were hoping for a goal advantage ahead of the second leg as the game at Estadio Hidalgo will be mission impossible for their favorite club. Motagua are one of the prolific teams for Honduras but not even their league performance is up to par this season. After all, the club is in 4th place after 12 matches played which only boosts our Pachuca vs Motagua predictions even more.
Predicted lineup – Rougier (GK), C. Melendez, S. Melendez, Santos, Triverio, Delgado, Nunez, Decas, Hernandez, Campana & Lopez
*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off
Player to Watch: Roberto de la Rosa
Pachuca’s 23-year-old striker is definitely not among the top assets at coach Guillermo Almada’s disposal. After all, his market value is at only €800k. However, he seems to be the kind of player that thrives under pressure as he’s the 2nd-best finisher for his club. He only concedes first place to the outstanding Javier Lopez. We believe that Roberto de la Rosa will be a key figure in this game and a major reason behind the success of our Pachuca vs Motagua predictions.
Interesting Pachuca vs Motagua Questions and Answers:
- How did the last match between the two clubs end? – The CONCACAF Champions League match between Pachuca and Motagua at Estadio Olimpico Metropolitano ended with a lackluster goalless tie.
- Who was the better of the two teams on the pitch in the first leg? – By a landslide, Pachuca were the better of the two teams. After all, the Mexican club had 20 shots at target while Motagua barely had 10.
- Where is the second leg going to be played? – Pachuca will host Motagu at Estadio Hidalgo.
- Which bookmaker would you recommend? – We like DraftKings for this CONCACAF Champions League match.
- What do the bookies predict? – An effortless Pachuca victory against Motagua.