Looking to the Concacaf Champions League’s final, Pumas and Cruz Azul will play in the semifinal first leg. This challenge will open the semifinal.
Place and city where Pumas vs. Cruz Azul will play
The teams will play at Olímpico Universitario, on April 5, on Tuesday, in Mexico.
Last meeting between the teams
Cruz Azul won the last match against the rival, which happened on March 13, on Clausura, by 2 – 1. Luis Abram and Juan Escobar scored for them, while Favio Álvarez made for Pumas.
The team reached the semifinal after defeating Saprissa in the Round of 16 by 6 – 3, considering both challenges, and beating New England Revolution in the Quarterfinals on PK after a 3 – 3.
Pumas showed their strength playing at home. In both playoffs games in this situation, they made seven goals and had only one against. Furthermore, the last comeback win was amazing, recovering from a 3 – 0 loss in the previous first leg. So, the team needs a good victory at home again to get closer to the final.
Two Argentine forward Juan Dinenno leads Pumas and all the championship with five goals scored. Alan Mozo and Rogério are the second in the Champions League’s ranking, with three assists each.
They are still unbeaten in the Concacaf playoffs, with three wins and a draw in the four previous games. In the Round of 16, Cruz Azul defeated Forge FC by 1 – 0 and 3 – 1. After that, in the Quarterfinals, Cruz Azul beat Montréal at home by 1 – 0 and then tied the second game against Montréal by 1 – 1.
Analysis of Cruz Azul
They scored more than one goal in only one playoff challenge, resulting in six goals in four matches. On the other hand, Cruz Azul has an excellent defense, with only two goals against.
If the team doesn’t have a big striker, Luis Mendoza stands out with two assists in the championship.
The main betting tips for Pumas vs. Cruz Azul
Goal betting tips
It’s an exciting game between a great offense, with more than two goals scored per game, and an excellent defense, with less than one goal against per match. So, it’s a good opportunity for betting on option ‘over 2.5 goals’.
Betting suggestions for the result
Pumas needs a victory in a Mexican challenge, and Cruz Azul will try to bring home a good result. Pumas is the favorite to beat the rival.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The teams will play on April 5, on Tuesday.
They will play at Olímpico Universitario in Mexico.
Cruz Azul won the last match against the rival on March 13, on Clausura, by 2 – 1.
A good bet for the clash is on ‘over 2.5 goals’.
The bookmaker with the best odds for this match is Bovada.