Pachuca welcomes the Columbus Crew to Estadio Hidalgo Saturday for the final of the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Kickoff is set for 9:15 p.m. ET. Below, we preview FanDuel Sportsbook’s lines around the Pachuca vs. Columbus Crew odds, and make our best expert soccer picks and predictions.

The Crew beat the Houston Dynamo a combined 2-1 in the Round of 16 before taking down Tigres 2-2 and then 4-3 in penalty kicks in the quarterfinal. The Crew then throttled Monterrey 5-2 in the semifinal before earning the chance to travel to Mexico for the final. Columbus sits 5th in the Eastern Conference with a +8 goal differential. It is led by a lethal combination of F Cucho and F Diego Rossi, both of which have 4 goals on the MLS season.

As for Pachuca, it, like Columbus, also earned a pre-seeded spot in the Round of 16. Pachuca made easy work of the Philadelphia Union, beating them a combined 6-0. It then took down Herediano with ease, ending that 2-game series 7-1. Pachuca beat Club America 3-2 in the semifinal to earn its spot. It is 14-9-11 in the Liga MX season and is led by F Erick Sanchez, who has tallied 9 goals in 29 matches.

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Pachuca vs. Columbus Crew odds

Provided by FanDuel Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:20 a.m. ET.

  • Moneyline: Pachuca -185 (bet $185 to win $100) | Columbus Crew +400 (bet $100 to win $400) | Draw +320
  • Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -148 | U: +108)

Pachuca vs. Columbus Crew picks and predictions


Pachuca 1, Columbus Crew 1

Moneyline (ML)


Pachuca has drawn 5 of its last 7 Games throughout all comPetitions and are 1-5-1 in those matches. On the season, while it is a solid side, Pachuca has won just 7 of 17 home Games and has drawn 5 of those 17.

The Crew have drawn 5 of their last 9 MLS matches and have drawn 3 of their last 5 in Champions Cup action, winning their lone 2 that didn’t end in a draw. Columbus is also 1-1-0 in Mexico against quality Liga MX sides. It can hold its own.

For the value, take DRAW (+320).

Over/Under (O/U)

BET UNDER 2.5 (+108).

The Crew beat Monterrey a combined 5-2 and topped this total in both, but they had gone Under the 2.5 goals in their first 4 Champions Cup matches. The Crew are allowing just 0.93 goals per game in MLS action and have a strong backline.

Pachuca went Under this total in both of its semifinal matches against Club America, both Games ending 1-1. It has gone Under the total in 5 of its last 7 as well. Considering those trends, back UNDER 2.5 (+108).

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