Friday’s match between Puebla vs Pumas UNAM features two teams that are sitting inside the top 12 zones. The teams are looking to increase the gap between them and those outside the qualifying spots.
Puebla on Quest to Maintain Top Spot
Puebla has lost only one of seven games. The lone defeat they suffered was because of a lapse in concentration during the match.
However, they went on a four-game unbeaten streak before the loss, winning two and drawing two. They’re also unbeaten in their last two games but are winless in five matches
Therefore, there is work for Nicolas Larcamon to do with the team, so they don’t continue on this downward spiral.
The team needs to improve their attack because they only produce 1.3 goals per game with a nine-percent goal conversion rate. Puebla has scored nine goals and conceded seven.
Pumas UNAM Unbeaten
Pumas UNAM is having an average season, but they are yet to lose a single match. The only problem is that they have had five draws in six matches, including three in a row.
After the second match, when they scored three goals and conceded three, they’ve not scored more than one goal in a match. Therefore, the team needs to improve its attacking stats. They are averaging 1.2 goals per match.
Andres Lillini has to find a way to ensure that his team maintains their solid defensive stance, but they need to attack better.
Puebla vs Pumas UNAM Head-to-Head
Puebla and Pumas are common foes that have met many times. Their matchups do not have consistent results. Therefore, it is difficult to predict what will happen when you want to bet online.
In the reverse game this year, the match ended in a 2-2 draw. But, the last time they played in the Liga MX Apertura, Pumas UNAM won.
The match was tight and nothing separated the team until the 74th minute when Washington Corozo scored for Pumas. Then, in the 79th minute, Corozo drew a penalty for Pumas, slotted in by Juan Dinenno, to seal the victory for Pumas UNAM.
Puebla vs Pumas UNAM Game Information
- Game: Puebla (0-0) vs Pumas UNAM (0-0)
- Location: Estadio Cuauhtemoc, Puebla
- Day/Time: Friday, Aug 5, 8 p.m. ET
- Puebla vs Pumas UNAM Live stream: fubo.tv
Puebla vs Pumas UNAM Betting Lines
Puebla vs Pumas UNAM Prediction
This is a tricky game to predict because their recent head-to-head, the results aren’t straightforward. However, Pumas has the better record in the past couple games. They don’t score too many goals, with the highest in the last four meetings being over 4½ only once.
Considering the trickiness of this game, we would be going for a first-half bet. Our pick for this sports bet is First Half Draw at +110.