Liga MX Clausura Quarterfinals Odds & Picks
Jose Martinez of Mexico’s Cruz Azul, left, challenges Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty of Canada’s Toronto FC throughout a CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match at Azteca stadium in Mexico Metropolis, Tuesday, Might 4, 2021. (AP Picture/Fernando Llano)
- 4 fixtures on Wednesday and Thursday as Clausura part enters final eight playoff section
- Cruz Azul completed high of the regular-season desk and will overcome Toluca
- See all odds, greatest bets & predictions for Mexico’s Liga MX Clausura Quarterfinals Leg1 under
Mexico’s Liga MX Clausura competitors enters its most important play-off section on Wednesday and Thursday with the highest 4 groups from the common season now becoming a member of the fray.
The groups which completed from fifth to twelfth have performed off within the end-of-season Linguilla “mini-league”.
They now tackle the groups which completed from first place to fourth within the two-legged quarterfinals.
Liga MX Clausura Playoff Odds
|Toluca vs Cruz Azul||+250||+235||+110|
|Atlas vs Puebla||-125||+235||+380|
|Pachuca vs Membership America||+170||+250||+145|
|Santos Laguna vs Monterrey||+140||+240||+185|
Odds as of Might 12 at DraftKings
Toluca vs Cruz Azul Prediction
Cruz Azul completed on high of the common season standings and is favored to beat Toluca, which completed Eleventh.
Regardless of the large distinction within the two groups’ regular-season document, DraftKings provides a surprisingly engaging +110 for a first-leg win by Cruz Azul.
The oddsmakers worth Toluca at +250 with the draw at +235.
Toluca superior from the mini-league playoffs into the final eight by defeating fifth-placed Leon away from dwelling on penalties following a 2-2 draw.
Cruz received 13 of its 17 Clausura fixtures and boasted the very best defensive statistics within the competitors after conceding solely 11 targets.
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— CRUZ AZUL (@CruzAzul) Might 12, 2021
They need to be too sturdy for Toluca after additionally matching second-placed Membership America as main goalscorers with 26 strikes.
Moreover, each these defeats got here within the opening two matches of the marketing campaign with a 15-match unbeaten run that following that poor begin.
Cruz Azul has additionally emphasised its good kind by advancing to the semifinals of the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League after defeating Toronto FC with a 3-1 Leg 1 victory adopted by an extra 1-0 success in Leg 2.
There was a 3-2 win for Cruz Azul when these groups final met in February.
— AS English (@English_AS) Might 10, 2021
Toluca misplaced extra video games than it received to complete Eleventh within the common season – with seven defeats, six wins and 4 attracts.
Moreover, it misplaced 5 of its final eight regular-season fixtures.
That kind suggests they are going to wrestle in opposition to such a comprehensively well-organized facet as Cruz Azul with an away victory on the playing cards.
Choose: Cruz Azul+110
Atlas vs Puebla Prediction
Puebla completed third within the common season and has crushed seventh-placed Atlas in two of the groups’ final three conferences.
Nevertheless, Puebla is priced as a tempting large outsider at +380 for a first-leg away win – an evaluation most likely prompted by the truth that this facet is traditionally one among Liga MX’s much less imposing outfits.
Atlas is rated at an equally shocking however unattractive -125 with the draw at +235, which can also be attention-grabbing.
Puebla was crushed solely 3 times within the common season with seven wins and 7 attracts.
In the meantime, Atlas reached the final eight with a 1-0 Linguilla victory in opposition to Eleventh-placed Tigres UANL.
Atlas received solely twice within the ultimate six regular-season video games
It received seven occasions within the common season whereas shedding six and drawing on 4 events.
Nevertheless, it received solely twice within the ultimate six regular-season video games – not the sort of kind which ought to make them such large favorites.
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— Miguel Inclan (@TexasInclan) Might 11, 2021
The run-in statistics for Pueba have been way more spectacular with a six-match unbeaten run that includes three wins and three attracts.
In conclusion, these odds for Puebla make them the very best providing to proceed their good kind.
Choose: Puebla +380
Santos Laguna vs Monterrey Prediction
Santos Laguna and Monterrey appear to be set for a good collision in keeping with the oddsmakers – with a draw their probably first leg end result
DraftKings provides a lovely +240 for an all-square end.
In the meantime, Santos is a slight favourite at dwelling at +140 with Monterrey at +185.
Monterrey completed fourth within the common season with eight wins, 4 attracts and 5 defeats.
Santos, nonetheless, completed fifth and entered the Linguilla playoff stage – the place they secured their last-eight berth with a robust 5-0 hammering of Queretaro.
That end result seems to have influenced the chances. However Santos received solely one among their ultimate six regular-season video games.
— EL UNIVERSAL English (@Univ_inenglish) June 14, 2018
There was a 1-0 win at dwelling for Santos in opposition to these opponents in February.
The type of Monterrey within the common season additionally nose-dived with three defeats within the final 4 video games.
It has, nonetheless, reached the semifinals of the CONCACAFChampions League after defeating Columbus Crew – with a 2-2 draw within the USA adopted by a 3-0 win at dwelling.
To sum up, a draw is the probably first leg end result on this final eight assembly.
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