The Liga MX Playoffs 2021 have finally arrived and they will bring us an exciting first weekend of Wild Card games, including a thrilling clash between Pachuca and Chivas. These two have had a very similar performance in the regular season, which is why we can expect this game to be an evenly matched duel. Here, you'll find everything there is to know about this match, such as information, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch it in the US.
Tuzos had a remarkable improvement in the Guardianes tournament, as they bounced back after a poor start to their campaign. Paulo Pezzolano's boys finished strongly with a string of good results and head to this stage hoping to get into the best eight of the league.
However, their upcoming opponents mean a huge challenge for them. Guadalajara have also had a good run in the final weeks and finished with the same amount of points as Pachuca, only behind them due to goal difference. Will Victor Vucetich's team shock the hosts to move forward?
Pachuca vs Chivas: Match Information
Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021
Time: 10:15 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Hidalgo, Pachuca
Pachuca vs Chivas: Time by State in the US
ET: 10:15 PM
CT: 9:15 PM
MT: 8:15 PM
PT: 7:15 PM
Pachuca vs Chivas: Storylines and Head-to-Head
In the first weeks of the Liga MX, few could have expected Pachuca to be having a good finish. Tuzos' start to the tournament was very poor, as they failed to grab a win until the tenth round. Since then, Pezzolano's side had an amazing improvement and end up earning a Wild Card berth with three straight wins to conclude the regular season.
Chivas didn't have such a weak beginning, but they did struggle to string victories together. Victor Vucetich's boys turned up their game in the final rounds to secure a place between the top twelve, looking to repeat last year's run, when they reached the semifinals.
This will be the 44th meeting between them in the Mexican league. Guadalajara won 16 matches, while Pachuca claimed the victory 14 times, and they've tied in 13 games. The last time they've faced they drew 1-1 in the seventh round of the tournament.
Pachuca vs Chivas: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Standings
Both Pachuca and Chivas finished the Guard1anes 2021 regular season with 23 points. However, Tuzos ended up eighth, while Guadalajara were placed one seed below them due to goal difference.
Pachuca vs Chivas: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Top Scorers
Pachuca: Roberto de la Rosa and Erick Sanchez (four each)
Chivas: José Juan Macías (6)
How to watch or live stream Pachuca vs Chivas in the US
The Liga MX Playoffs 2021 Wild Card game to be played between Pachuca and Chivas will be broadcast in the US by TUDN USA, TUDN.com, and TUDN App.
Pachuca vs Chivas: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers have revealed their predictions for this game, and the hosts are seen as favorites. According to FanDuel, Pachuca have odds of +115, while both a Chivas triumph and a tie would result in a +230 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.