Pachuca vs. Pumas UNAM Pick & Prediction MAR 19th 2023

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Pumas vs Pachuca: in search of a victory

The action in Mexican soccer continues and the Clausura 2023 Tournament continues to show that it is one of the most balanced in the last decade, taking into account that many of the favorites hang by a thread and may be left out of the quarterfinals or the repechage zone. This situation applies to two teams that are always protagonists such as Pumas and Pachuca, who will face each other next Sunday at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario and with a common goal: to win.

On the one hand, Rafael Puente Junior's Universitarios cannot find the formula for success and irregularities took over the team. Indeed, Pumas will have to become strong at home to add three vital points that will allow them to continue in the playoff zone, in line with what was anticipated by the sports forecasts at the beginning of the season.

For their part, Guillermo Almada's Tuzos remain in the qualifying zone for the quarterfinals as the sports forecasts had predicted . However, Pachuca finds itself in a delicate situation, since a defeat could push it towards the playoff zone, since Toluca is just one point behind.

Last matches of Pumas

The Universitarios are not going through their best moment in Mexican soccer. When everything seemed to indicate that Pumas would give the leap in quality that the fans expected, the team fell back too many boxes and is indebted both in the results and in the performance on the field of play.

The situation is critical and Rafael Puente Junior seems to be dizzy and without answers from the substitute bench. The negative comments begin to increase and the fans no longer look favorably on the continuity of the current coach, taking into account that a defeat on the next day could marginalize the Universitarios from the playoffs.

Currently, Pumas ranks 11th with the same number of points in 10 games played as a result of 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, scoring 16 goals for and conceding 21 goals that reflect all the defensive problems the team is going through.

For their part, the last clashes of the Universitarios in the Mexico League were as follows: they drew 2-2 at home against Atlas de Guadalajara, lost 4-2 as a visitor to Tigres in a logical result for sports betting, lost 3 -1 versus Necaxa, fell 1-2 at home against Guadalajara, defeated Mazatlán 1-2 as a visitor and fell 2-4 against Puebla on the last day.

Last matches of Pachuca

Guillermo Almada's Tuzos are still within their goal of qualifying among the first four to advance non-stop to the quarterfinals. It happens that the playoff zone can turn into a true nightmare with illogical results where the teams that finished in the worst position during the regular phase prevail against the best.

For this reason, Pachuca hopes to reach the quarterfinals and aspires to reach the final, despite the fact that it is not the main favorite of sports betting . Compared to last season, the Tuzos fell back a few boxes and moved away from the regularity that had made it one of the teams to beat.

Currently, Pachuca is in fourth place in the standings with 19 points in 10 games played, 6 points behind leader Monterrey and a single point ahead of Toluca, who is in fifth place. In addition, Pachuca reaped 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, scoring 21 goals in favor and receiving 14 goals, a high number.

For its part, Pachuca's last games in the Clausura 2023 Tournament were as follows: they drew 1-1 against Guadalajara, defeated Mazatlán 2-3 as a visitor, lost 1-2 to Toluca, lost again 2-0 against Xolos de Tijuana and thrashed América 3-0 as a visitor.

Background between both

Pumas and Pachuca played 52 matches in the Mexico League with 15 wins for the Tuzos, 23 draws and 14 wins for the Universitarios. In turn, at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario they met 26 times with 8 visiting victories for Pachuca, 6 local victories for Pumas and 12 draws.

A fact to take into account when making Mexico League predictions is that the last duel between the two at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario was a 2-0 home victory for Pumas in the 2021-2022 Closing Tournament.

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Juan Dinneno is the top scorer for Pumas with 7 accumulated goals in the 2023 Clausura Tournament and is the favorite of the Mexico League forecasts to open the scoring next Sunday. In addition, Gustavo del Prete and Eduardo Salvio scored 3 goals each and can surprise.

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Javier López is the goalscorer for the Tuzos with 6 goals accumulated in the tournament, while Kevin Álvarez and Roberto de la Rosa scored 3 goals each and will seek to unbalance the Pumas defense.

Schedules and television

Mexico: Sunday 1:00 p.m. TUDN Live , VIX+ , TUDN , Channel 5 Televisa .

United States: 2:00 p.m. TUDN.com , Univision NOW , TUDN App , TUDN USA , Univision .

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