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Pachuca vs. América 5/16/2021 Liga MX Soccer Picks, Prediction, and Preview

Pachuca clashes with América on 5/16/2021.

Pachuca clashes with América in a regular season match. Pachuca with a record of 21.0-7.0-6.0 this season comes into this game with a 8.0-4.0-5.0 record on the road. América is 21.0-7.0-6.0 this season and is 13.0-3.0-1.0 at home.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five matches for Pachuca and it is an opportunity to get rolling. An opportunity presents itself in this road match. The bitter taste of disappointment is in the mouths of América after their previous game, which was a loss. However, there is an opportunity for redemption at home against Pachuca.

It has been a mixed bag in the past five games for América and it is an opportunity to get rolling. How does América bounce back from a tough loss? They will get to answer that question on their home pitch against Pachuca.

The Pachuca Roster

The Players to Watch for the Pachuca

Gustavo Cabral DF

As a shooter, Gustavo Cabral had 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Gustavo Cabral had 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Gustavo Cabral had 32 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pachuca teammates, Gustavo Cabral had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Gustavo Cabral has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Gustavo Cabral has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 40 fouls this season. He has drawn 23 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Luis Chávez MF

As a shooter, Luis Chávez had 51.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luis Chávez had 13.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Luis Chávez had 27 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pachuca teammates, Luis Chávez had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luis Chávez has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Chávez has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Érick Aguirre DF,MF

Érick Aguirre has 26.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Érick Aguirre has 8.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Érick Aguirre has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pachuca teammates, Érick Aguirre had 2 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Érick Aguirre has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Érick Aguirre has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 27 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Óscar Murillo DF

Óscar Murillo has 15.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Óscar Murillo has 6.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

As a scorer, Óscar Murillo had 26 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Óscar Murillo has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Óscar Murillo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Óscar Murillo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 40 fouls this season. He has drawn 18 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Erick Sánchez MF

Erick Sánchez has 30.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Erick Sánchez has 7.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Erick Sánchez has 28 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pachuca teammates, Erick Sánchez had 4 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Erick Sánchez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Erick Sánchez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 39 fouls this season. He has drawn 64 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Kevin Álvarez DF

Kevin Álvarez has 16.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Kevin Álvarez has 4.0 shots on target this season. He is capable of taking shots that can turn into goals.

Kevin Álvarez has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Kevin Álvarez has 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Kevin Álvarez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Kevin Álvarez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 37 fouls this season. He has drawn 39 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Felipe Pardo FW,MF

Felipe Pardo has 30.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Felipe Pardo has 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Felipe Pardo has 19 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pachuca teammates, Felipe Pardo had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Felipe Pardo has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Felipe Pardo has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 28 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Ismael Sosa MF,FW

As a shooter, Ismael Sosa had 34.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Ismael Sosa has 13.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Ismael Sosa had 20 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his Pachuca teammates, Ismael Sosa had 6 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Ismael Sosa has 3 Yellow Cards this season. Ismael Sosa has 3 Red Cards this season. He has committed 17 fouls this season. He has drawn 33 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

The América Roster

The Players to Watch for the América

Jorge Eduardo Sánchez DF

As a shooter, Jorge Eduardo Sánchez had 14.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Jorge Eduardo Sánchez had 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Jorge Eduardo Sánchez had 28 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his América teammates, Jorge Eduardo Sánchez had 1 assists this season. He is an average offensive contributor as far as his ability to set up his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Jorge Eduardo Sánchez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Jorge Eduardo Sánchez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 57 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Sebastián Cáceres DF

Sebastián Cáceres has 18.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Sebastián Cáceres had 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

Sebastián Cáceres has 26 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his América teammates, Sebastián Cáceres had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Sebastián Cáceres has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Sebastián Cáceres has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 25 fouls this season. He has drawn 29 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Luis Fernando Fuentes DF

Luis Fernando Fuentes has 7.0 shots fired this season. He is not considered a threat to score, but he takes a share of shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Luis Fernando Fuentes had 2.0 shots on target this season. He does not have enough shots on goal to really be respected.

As a scorer, Luis Fernando Fuentes had 25 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his América teammates, Luis Fernando Fuentes had 0 assists this season. He is generally not involved in setting his teammates for scoring opportunities.

Luis Fernando Fuentes has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Luis Fernando Fuentes has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 32 fouls this season. He has drawn 24 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Richard Sánchez MF

Richard Sánchez has 27.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Richard Sánchez has 14.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

Richard Sánchez has 24 goals scored this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. Richard Sánchez has 5 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Richard Sánchez has 0 Yellow Cards this season. Richard Sánchez has 0 Red Cards this season. He has committed 19 fouls this season. He has drawn 36 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Francisco Sebastián Córdova MF,FW

As a shooter, Francisco Sebastián Córdova had 51.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Francisco Sebastián Córdova had 26.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Francisco Sebastián Córdova had 24 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his América teammates, Francisco Sebastián Córdova had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Francisco Sebastián Córdova has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Francisco Sebastián Córdova has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 52 fouls this season. He has drawn 60 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Emanuel Aguilera DF

As a shooter, Emanuel Aguilera had 17.0 shots fired this season. He is a threat to score, but should not be considered a main threat. Emanuel Aguilera has 9.0 shots on target this season. Shots on target are a rarity for him, maybe he will fare better with his number of shots, shot selection or shot accuracy.

Emanuel Aguilera has 20 goals scored this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his América teammates, Emanuel Aguilera had 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Emanuel Aguilera has 5 Yellow Cards this season. Emanuel Aguilera has 6 Red Cards this season. He has committed 37 fouls this season. He has drawn 9 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Henry Martín FW

Henry Martín has 64.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Henry Martín had 33.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Henry Martín had 22 goals this season. He is considered of the top goal scorers in the league. When it comes to setting up scoring opportunities for his América teammates, Henry Martín had 15 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Henry Martín has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Henry Martín has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 35 fouls this season. He has drawn 39 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Federico Viñas FW

As a shooter, Federico Viñas had 52.0 shots fired this season. He is a persistent threat to score, at least by his efforts to try to take shots. Not all shots reach the goalkeeper, but Federico Viñas had 16.0 shots on target this season. He is a sharpshooter, his ability to constantly threaten to score makes him a top focus for defenses.

As a scorer, Federico Viñas had 17 goals this season. He falls in the middle as a scorer. Federico Viñas has 7 assists this season. He is considered one of the top set-up players for his teammates in the league, he distributes the ball well.

Federico Viñas has 1 Yellow Cards this season. Federico Viñas has 1 Red Cards this season. He has committed 22 fouls this season. He has drawn 49 fouls this season in Liga MX action.

Pachuca Team Stats

The Pachuca Offensive Stats and Metrics

Pachuca scored 0.82 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. Offensively, they are quite disappointing in their ability to put the ball in the back of the net. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, Pachuca was able to score 0.59 goals off assists. This is not a team sets up goals off assists as often as others.

Pachuca converted on 0.20 of attempted shots on goal. One of two things are happening here, this is a team that is extremely able to take shots on goal or they are just taking poor shots.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, Pachuca attempts 4.09 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense falls in the middle when it comes to the number of shots on goal they take per game. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. Pachuca attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 30.2% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. The shot quality of all shots attempted has been poor. Inefficient shot attempts are a problem.

Pachuca Defensive Stats and Metrics

Pachuca gave up 0.85 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. When it comes to the stress put on goalkeepers, 3.56 shots were saved by Pachuca goalkeepers this season on a per 90 minute basis. Shot prevention is the best first step to goal prevention. Pachuca truly gets it when it comes to this concept.

When it comes to the saves percentage, 76.0% of shots on target were saved by Pachuca goalkeepers. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. Pachuca goalkeepers were able to get a clean sheet 32.4% of the time. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.







Pachuca Utility Stats

América tried 16.97 crosses per 90 minutes of action. América is in the top 41 percentile in crosses per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, América had 10.82 interceptions. América is in the top 72 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. América has committed 14.47 fouls per 90 minutes of action. América is in the top 79 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, América drew 15.62 fouls. This puts América in the top 6 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. América had opportunities spoiled by offside calls 1.03 times per 90 minutes of action. This puts América in the top 4 percentile in the league in offside turnovers.

América Team Stats

The América Offensive Stats and Metrics

América scored 1.44 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This is an extremely potent offense that is tough to shut down. Per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations, América was able to score 1.09 goals off assists. This offense finds ways to score by sharing the ball and that is quite nice to watch.

América converted on 0.28 of attempted shots on goal. The quality of the shots on goal and the accuracy of these shots are inconsistent.

Since we are discussing shots on goal, América attempts 5.24 shots on target per 90 minutes of regulation. This offense is a persistent threat to score with shots on goal. If you think we have not discussed their ability to get shots on goal enough, you are wrong. América attempts more shots than their shots on target, often they are altered by defenders and from all their shots 38.1% of their shots ended up requiring a goalkeeper challenge. They are among the best at ensuring that their shots reach the goalkeeper and striking fear in the hearts of opposing fans.

América Defensive Stats and Metrics

América gave up 0.88 goals per 90 minutes of action in non-penalty situations. This defense and goalkeeper have done a masterful job in preventing opponents from scoring goals. América goalkeepers fended off 3.62 shots per 90 minutes. There is room for improvement when it comes to preventing shots on target.

América goalkeepers were able to keep shots on goal from getting into the net 77.2% of the time. The defense and goalkeeper effort as a collective does an excellent job together forcing weaker shots on target and preventing shots from becoming goals. When it comes to the clean sheet percentage, 32.4% of games resulted in a clean sheet for América. This defense and goalkeeping crew is capable of having a clean sheet, the consistency is just not there.

América Utility Stats

América tried 16.97 crosses per 90 minutes of action. This puts América in the top 41 percentile in the league in crosses per 90 minutes. América has successfully intercepted 10.82 passes per 90 minutes of action. América is in the top 72 percentile in intercepted passes per 90 minutes. América has committed 14.47 fouls per 90 minutes of action. América is in the top 79 percentile in fouls committed per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, América drew 15.62 fouls. This puts América in the top 6 percentile in the league in fouls drawn per 90 minutes. Per 90 minutes of action, América committed an offside 1.03 times. América is in the top 4 percentile in offside calls against them.

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