Arcahaie FC and Cruz Azul meet at the beginning of their paths in the CONCACAF Champions League 2021 today by facing each other in the first leg of the Round of 16. La Máquina are the big favorites to win the game and take the advantage in the overall result before playing the second game at the Estadio Azteca, on April 13. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this game, such as preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch the game in the US.
The Haitian side returns to the pitch after some months of rest following the end of the season of the country's top division. However, this tie looks as hard as it gets for Arcahaie, as their next opponents have been impressive so far.
The Cementeros are ruling in Liga MX, holding an incredible unbeaten record. While the Mexicans are being unstoppable in the local tournament, they will want to continue that way on the international stage as well. Will Cruz Azul prove to be such a mighty team in this tournament too?
Arcahaie FC vs Cruz Azul: Match Information
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Féliz Sánchez Olympic Stadium, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Arcahaie FC vs Cruz Azul: Time by State in the US
ET: 10 PM
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM
Arcahaie FC vs Cruz Azul: Storylines
The hosts will be back in action after almost three months since their last official game. Arcahaie had a great performance in the Haitian tournament, as they reached the final of the playoffs. Even though they've lost in the defining series, it was a good finish for them overall. Besides, they got into the CONCACAF League semifinals as well, but they lost 0-5 against Saprissa. Their return to the pitch will be against a strong team from the region, who may be a potential candidate to win the trophy.
Cruz Azul are arguably the best in Mexico right now, as their current first position and their outstanding eleven-game winning streak prove it. Juan Reynoso's team has bounced back from a bad start of two consecutive losses to record win after win until the thirteenth round up to now.
What the Cementeros are doing in the Liga MX is completely astonishing. They head to this game in the best possible form, and full of reasons to be optimistic ahead of the beginning of their CCL campaign. If Cruz Azul keep it this way, it wouldn't be a surprise to see them fighting for the CONCACAF title later.
How to watch or live stream Arcahaie FC vs Cruz Azul in the US
The first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 to be played between Arcahaie and Cruz Azul will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Foxsports.com, TUDN App, Fox Sports 1, and TUDN USA.
Arcahaie FC vs Cruz Azul: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have already placed their bets, which favor the visitors. FanDuel has given odds of -950 to Cruz Azul, while a victory of Arcahaie seems less likely with +1300. A tie would result in a +750 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.