Leon vs Pachuca Prediction & Match Preview

Leon vs Pachuca
Mexico – Liga MX Clausura
Date: Sunday, 26 January 2020
Kick-off at 03:00 UK/ 04:00 CET
Venue: Estadio León (León).

Leon seem to be eager to repeat their heroics of the Apertura season. They may have lost against the toppers of the prior run, Santos Laguna, but still the former are looking sharp. This Sunday, at home, against a team that did not even qualify for the playoffs, or, against Pachuca, currently placed 15th in the table, Leon look the stronger side.

Leon vs Pachuca Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Leon won the last two games in a row.
  • 18 of the former 20 clashes had goals from both teams.
  • Nine of the last ten encounters at this stadium had goals from both teams as well.
  • The previous four games at this venue had three or more goals.

Leon vs Pachuca Prediction

Leon were on the road the last match-day, and had taken on the toppers of the Apertura – Santos Laguna. Expectedly the game was a high-scoring one, and Leon lost narrowly to a 3-2 scoreline.

Elsewhere, Pachuca were held to a goalless draw by Guadalajara the previous game week.

Coming to the topic of the result of the upcoming encounter – consider the respective finishes of both teams in the recently-concluded first phase of the season, the Apertura.

Leon were just wonderful and ended up in the second spot, scored the second-most number of goals, and even had the best goal difference.

On the other hand, Pachuca missed the playoffs, and had conceded the same number of goals as that of the 17th placed Toluca.

Moreover, Leon have the home advantage, and they will be raring to get back to their winning ways after their close loss to Laguna. Also note that Leon were unbeaten in 21 of their last 23 home appearances, and even had a seven-game winning run at home the last year.

On the contrary, Pachuca were winless in five of their last six overall match-ups, and were so in an embarrassing 22 of their prior 27 on the road. 

Do also take into account the fact that Leon had won the previous two h2h clashes, and they have been unbeaten at this venue against this opponent in the past three years.

Bringing these observations under the microscope, it’s evident that Leon are the favorites to post the three points this Sunday.

However, Leon have failed to keep a clean sheet in 17 of their last 18 overall games, and conceded two or more goals in three of their previous five home games. They also failed to keep their nets clean in 15 of the past 18 home fixtures.

Meanwhile, Pachuca found the back of the net in 20 of their preceding 25 overall fixtures, and in 17 of their prior 20 on the road.

Finally, and most importantly, 18 of the last 20 overall h2h clashes, and nine of the prior ten at this venue had goals from both teams.

Considering these information, there arises no doubt about the potential of BTTS this match-day.

Leon vs Pachuca Betting Tips

  • Leon to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.50 (1/2).