This Saturday, March 31, 2018 (6:06 PM Pacific) Pachuca will host Monterrey at the Estadio Hidalgo for a game in the 13th round of matches in the Liga MX Clausura 2018. Both teams could really use points from this match as both sides are not locks to make La Liguilla.
Pachuca is currently in 11th place with 15 points but is just two points out of a playoff spot with just five games remaining. Los Tuzos have a very solid team with players like Keisuke Honda and Oscar Murillo but have lost two of their last three games. This includes an embarrassing 5-0 loss against Cruz Azul in Week 11 of the competition that really showcased the inconsistency of a goalkeeper like Alfonso Blanco. Los Hidalguenses are coming off a 1-1 draw against Necaxa where Striker Franco Jara received a red card and will not be available for this encounter. Jara will not be a huge blow as Pachuca carries other talented forwards like Sebastian Palacios and Angelo Sagal. The home-field advantage will not be much of difference maker in this match as Pachuca has lost two out of five games at the Estadio Hidalgo.
Monterrey has been underperforming in this Clausura 2018 but is still in sixth place with 18 points. Rayados are coming off a dominant 3-1 win against Queretaro but have only won one of their last three games in league play. Aviles Hurtado has had a relatively quiet season but did score in that win against Queretaro and is now up to four goals on the season. Monterrey’s offense in one of the most potent in the league with Hurtado, Dorlan Pabon and Rogelio Funes Mori. This could be a tough game away from home for Antonio Mohamed’s men but it is certainly a manageable encounter.
Pachuca vs Monterrey Prediction
This could be a very close game as both teams have talented squads and are motivated to get points for their respective playoff pushes. FutnSoccer predicts a slim 2-1 win for the visiting side Monterrey in a clash that should be very hard-fought and intense.
How to Watch Pachuca vs Monterrey
The Pachuca vs Monterrey match will be broadcast this Saturday, March 31 at 6:06 PM Pacific:
TV Schedule: Galavision
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Days Free)