U.N.A.M.- Pumas – Club America SOCCER PICKS
Pumas UNAM and America measure forces, in a match for this phase of the First Division (Opening – Semi-finals). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the away team, which has 7 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 12 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 26-08-2018, ended with a draw by (2-2). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Pumas UNAM presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of the First Division (Opening – Semi-finals) after a home win by (3-1) and a loss by (2-1) with the UANL Tigers. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 13 conceded; against 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 30 goals scored and 27 suffered. For the championship, Pumas UNAM won 13 points out of 27 possible points, after 3 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses in the last 9 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 games played in this competition, he got the comeback in 3 of the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Pumas come from a great performance in the last game, managed to reach the semifinal with property and now goes in search of another positive result against their fans. The team is characterized by a good defensive performance, because it suffered only 19 goals and is the sixth best defense of the competition, but its great triumph is the powerful attack, which was the third most effective, with 29 goals scored, a team that creates enough opportunities. The team presses the opponents, but ends up leaving some spaces in their defense, so much so that 7 of their last 9 matches had goals from both teams. In the games at home, the Pumas is usually a bit irregular, because it alternates between good and bad results, and has made very open games, so much so that in the last 6 games in its stadium there were goals from both teams and 5 had 3 or more goals For the match against América México, coach Patiño has no problems in the team considered as a starter and goes to the field with what he has better.
Club America :
The visiting team reaches this phase of the First Division (Apertura – Semi-finals) after having eliminated Toluca, with a victory by (3-2) at home and a draw by (2-2) away in the previous tie. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 10 wins and 5 draws in their stadium, with 35 goals scored and 14 suffered. In the last 10 away matches for the championship América has 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 16 points out of 30 possible.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 6 away matches. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 19 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal.
The Mexico Mexico had difficulties in the return game of the quarterfinals, because it was in advantage by 3×0 and ended up suffering 2 goals. However, he managed to reach the semifinal and is the favorite, but he will need to show that superiority within the field. The team is characterized by a great balance between the offensive and defensive sectors, so much that it had the best attack of the first phase, with 33 goals scored, and the second best defense, with 17 goals suffered, but it should be noted that performance fell in this sector and suffered goals in the last 5 games, needing to be defensively attentive against a team that also has a powerful attack. Outside of home, as in this Friday’s match, América México comes from 3 wins and 3 draws and it should be noted that in 4 of these games there were goals from both teams, being a team that puts a lot of pressure on opponents, but it ends leaving more spaces than usual in his defense in this type of situation. For the confrontation with the Pumas, the coach Miguel Herrera will not be able to count on Alvarez, because of a suspension.