With Andre-Pierre Gignac in great scoring form, the Apertura leaders Tigres UANL seek to secure the leading spot when they travel Sunday to play Pachuca. Live-bet on the Mexican top-flight league action by using our sportsbook.
Pachuca struggling in the final third
Pachuca ended the Claurusa season in first place overall, deserving finalists as well. They failed, however, having lost to Atlas in the final match. After finishing 15th in the Apertura last season, they sacked Paulo Pezzolano, replacing him with Uruguayan Guillermo Almada as manager for the 2022 season. The Clausura 2022 was the second final for Guillermo Almada in the last year and a half, since a year ago, he did arrive with Santos Laguna to the final of the Guardianes 2021.
Almada had a balance between young Mexican players and quality foreigners, boosted the team’s performance. However, after winning their first two games of the new season, Pachuca failed to impress in the last four, being winless and scoring just one goal in the process. They were even kept to a 1-1 draw by 17th-placed Mazatlan two rounds ago. If you’re betting online, then avoid backing Pachuca and focus on other markets.
The Uruguayan head coach assured the media in his post-training press conference that his team is working hard, all players unified with the same objectives. They lost only once so far this season, but sometimes they were not lucky. They are evolving, looking for more precision in the final third. They have the joint-best defense in the league, having conceded just four goals this term.
Tigres UANL on Fire
It is true Tigres UANL experiences some difficulties when it comes to playing against Pachuca, but we believe the current momentum allows them to secure the three points Sunday. Visitors lost the opening match of the season, but they immediately bounced back to win five games in a row. They did keep four clean sheets in the process.
They are sitting at the top of the table, 15 points earned in six games thus far. However, Toluca are breathing down their necks with 14 points. Tigres have a game in hand, but they should continue to win in order to maximize the gap. A postponed game yet to be played, so the lead could be extended even further.
Miguel Herrera came to the Tigres last season, tasked with at least equaling what his predecessor had achieved. He’s failed to please the fans so far, and the pressure is becoming more evident each day. He was even booed by the fans, but he’s a pro and he started to deliver. Top-scorer Andre-Pierre Gignac has three goals so far this season, determined to continue his great run of form. He even scored against reigning Clausura champs Atlas in a 2-0 win on home soil. We will continue to include Tigres in our soccer picks and parlays.
Pachuca vs Tigres UANL Head-to-Head
Tigres did take two of the previous three mutual encounters between the sides, including a friendly match. They lost, 2-1, in the last clash at this venue back in March. Three of the last ten games ended with victories for Pachuca, five ended in draws and Tigres UANL had just two wins. This is notorious for being a real tactical fight between the two coaches, as only three of the last 10 games ended with three or more goals scored. What was common is the 1-1 draw.
Pachuca vs Tigres UANL Game Information
- Game: Pachuca (2-3-1) vs Tigres UANL (5-0-1)
- Location: Estadio Miguel Hidalgo
- Day/Time: Sunday, August 7th, 7:05 p.m. ET
- Pachuca vs Tigers: fubo.tv
Pachuca vs Tigres UANL Betting Lines
Pachuca vs Tigres UANL Predictions
The hosts enter favored, priced at +130 on the three-way moneyline, according to the latest soccer odds. The goal line is set at 2½.
Expect a cagey match between the best defensive side in the league, Tigres, and second-worst attacking team, Pachuca. Tigres UANL’s offense is something to admire. They will definitely playing with confidence after five consecutive wins. We won’t risk betting on a straight-away win, but will back Tigres PK jhere.