This season’s CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinals continue on Wednesday. In the first match, Mexican Liga squad Cruz Azul heads north to Montreal, Canada to take on MLS team CF Montreal. Then in the second match, the New England Revolution travels south to Mexico City to throw down against Pumas UNAM. Which teams get it done in their second leg matches? Keep reading for CONCACAF Champions League odds, analysis, and free picks for Cruz Azul at CF Montreal and Pumas UNAM versus New England Revolution.
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Cruz Azul at CF Montreal Odds, Analysis and Pick
- When: Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00 pm ET
- Where: Stade Olympique, Montreal, Canada
- Handicap Odds: Cruz Azul +½ -188 / CF Montreal -½ +140
- ML Odds: Cruz Azul +175 / CF Montreal +146 / Draw +230
- Over/Under: O 2 ½ -117 / U 2 ½ -116
Cruz Azul leads 1-0 on the aggregate, which makes this a must victory for CF Montreal. The MLS squad doesn’t show very good form, though.
Montreal has lost 4-of-5. Since beating Santos 3-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League match on Feb. 23, the slight home chalk has fallen to Orlando City 2-0, lost to Philadelphia Union 1-2, dropped the first leg to Cruz Azul 1-0, and lost to New York City FC 4-1.
While CF Montreal has struggled, Cruz Azul has rolled in their last couple. Not only did the road dog beat Montreal 1-0, but they also took down rival Pumas UNAM 2-1 on March 12.
Montreal has a home field edge. But Cruz Azul is in much better form. The dog is worth a look.
CONCACAF CL Pick: Cruz Azul
New England Revolution vs Pumas UNAM Odds, Analysis and Pick
- When: Wednesday, March 16 at 10:15 pm ET
- Where: Estadio Olimpico Universitario, Mexico City, Mexico
- Handicap Odds: New England +½ -101 / Pumas UNAM -½ -131
- ML Odds: New England +320 / Pumas -128 / Draw +270
- Over/Under: O 2 ½ -158 / U 2 ½ +114
Pumas UNAM must play one of their best matches of the season to have any shot of overtaking New England Revolution and moving to the semifinals. The Revolution blasted Pumas 3-0 in the first leg, which means Pumas, who followed up the loss by dropping another game to Cruz Azul, must make up 3 goals.
That won’t be easy. But before dropping Pumas and going with New England, realize that the Revolution followed up the win over Pumas with a loss to Real Salt Lake.
New England isn’t in great form. Still, beating a team by 3 goals is close to impossible. Pumas UNAM should win this, though.
They figure to come close to taking the aggregate, but it won’t be enough. Pumas gets the straight up victory in the second leg while New England Revolution moves to the semis by winning the aggregate.
CONCACAF CL Pick: Pumas UNAM