Pachuca vs. Monterrey Prediction: Wrapping up Round One in Liga MX

Written by: Angelo Zarra
Published July 6, 2024
4 min read

Sunday evening will conclude round one of the Apertura season which sees Monterrey travel to Estadio Hidalgo to take on Pachuca. In the head-to-head department, Monterey possesses the edge winning 40 percent of their previous 40 matches against Pachuca.

Los Tuzos had a decent year on the pitch finishing in seventh place with 29 points in the 2024 Clausura season. Pachuca's postseason hopes came to a prompt ending meeting the eventual winners, Club America in the quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Monterrey ended their prior campaign totalling 32 points which was good enough for fourth place. The Rayados were pegged as one of the favourites to lift the title at the season's end, but those dreams were halted by Cruz Azul in the semi-finals.

Here, we will break down the betting odds and share our favourite picks for Pachuca vs. Monterrey.

Pachuca vs. Monterrey Betting Odds for Sunday, July 7

The books have marked this encounter with the likelihood of both clubs cracking one behind each goalkeeper. For both teams to score the market is priced at -175. Both clubs failing to get on the score sheet on Sunday is listed at +125.

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Both teams to score Odds
Yes -175
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No +125
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Pachuca vs. Monterrey Prediction

Pachuca Preview

A key piece up front that could be missing in action representing his nation at the 2024 Copa America is striker Jose Salomon Rondon. With Venezuela facing Canada on Friday evening, if they were to get eliminated it’s unsure how much playing time Rondon would get on one day's rest. The Venezuelan forward led Pachuca in goals in the 2024 Clausura season with 10.

Between the sticks Carlos Moreno had to endeavour what was thrown at him in the prior season. The 26-year-old lacked that game-saving ability for his club to steal a result when needed. In the 2023-24 season per 90, Moreno had a 58.7 save percentage and only averaged 1.95 saves, placing near the bottom of Liga MX in those respective categories.

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Monterrey Preview

Enjoying his first year in a Rayados Kit was the veteran attacking midfielder Sergio Canales. His first full calendar year in Liga MX came with no adjustment period as he built up a reputable resume. Through 37 matches in all competitions, he found the back of the net 13 times while adding four assists.

Another new addition to the squad that made his debut with Monterey last season was Jorge Rodriguez. The 28-year-old led the Striped-ones in the assist category with five. During his smooth play on the pitch, per 90 he obtained a successful passing rate of 87.3 percent. In the air Rodriguez was a threat winning 26 aerial duels which was amongst the most by a midfielder on his squad.

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Pachuca vs. Monterrey - My Pick

Both sides in their most recent crusade maintained strong trends towards their fixtures that involved the two contestants hitting the back of the net. Pachuca had the second highest rate of their affairs resulting in both teams scoring hitting in 13 of 17 matches. For Monterrey 10 out of their 17 fixtures resulted in both teams breaching one past the keeper. With Monterrey playing on the road makes them more susceptible to conceding a goal. These two clubs after the regular season easily found their way onto the score sheet as they both amassed over 30 goals in their 2024 Clausura club campaign. The pair in this encounter should be able to secure a goal on each other to win our wager with a generous number the books have provided.

Bet on Both Teams to Score YES (-175) at bet365 

How to Watch Pachuca vs. Monterrey

  • When: Sunday, July 7, 9 p.m ET

  • Where: Estadio Hidalgo

  • TV: Univision, Telemundo, Fox Sports, ESPN, Vix and Sling TV

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Hailing from the great white north in Canada, over the last 15 years, Angelo has been wagering on sports and, more specifically, the sport that’s in his blood, soccer. Well-versed in soccer leagues across the globe, keeping tabs on what’s happening in the world of soccer. Since 2022, Angelo has published MLS betting previews on various websites, including on Major League Soccer's official betting page for a short while. Through the power of social media, Angelo has been invited to talk soccer betting on national TV & radio on Sports Grid. In Angelo’s free time, he can be found walking his dog and lounging at home watching any game that's on while enjoying his second favourite thing after sports: food! 
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