Pachuca vs Wydad Casablanca: Pachuca from Mexico faces Wydad Casablanca on the FIFA Club World Cup
This is a duel between two continental champions.
The North American CONCACAF Champions, against the African (CAF) Champions the Moroccans of Wydad.
The winner of this encounter will face Grêmio on the semi-finals of the tournament.
Pachuca has qualified for the Club World Cup by winning the CONCACAF Champions League earlier this year.
The team had an almost perfect campaign, leading the group stage, eliminating Saprissa on the round of 16, Dallas on the semi-finals and the Mexicans of Tigres in the final.
The team has only lost 1 match during their campaign, when they faced FC Dallas in the United States.
The team has some well-known players. Despite having lost Lozano to Dutch football, the team is strong.
They have the Japanese Honda, who has played in AC Milan previously, the Chilean Puch, the experienced Argentinians Jara and Cano, besides the Colombian Murillo on defence.
Latest results – Pachuca CF:
22.11.2017 CMX Pachuca CF 2-0 Atlante FC
18.11.2017 D1 Club Atlas 1-1 Pachuca CF
09.11.2017 CMX Pachuca CF 4-0 Club Tijuana
04.11.2017 D1 Pachuca CF 0-1 Querétaro FC
29.10.2017 D1 Santos Laguna 2-2 Pachuca CF
25.10.2017 CMX Pachuca CF 5-0 Zacatepec
Latest results – Wydad Casablanca:
08.12.2017 D1 Kawkab de Marrakech P-P Wydad Casablanca
02.12.2017 D1 Wydad Casablanca P-P Raja Casablanca
29.11.2017 D1 Maghreb Tétouan 1-2 Wydad Casablanca
26.11.2017 D1 Olympique Khouribga 0-5 Wydad Casablanca
22.11.2017 D1 Wydad Casablanca 2-1 Difaâ El Jadidi
19.11.2017 D1 Wydad Casablanca 0-0 RAC Casablanca
Wydad wasn’t one of the favourites to win the African Champions League this season.
The team hadn’t lifted the continental trophy since 1999. But with a young team and some promising players, Wydad took down favourites like Al Ahly for example.
On the current Moroccan league, the team isn’t doing so well. They occupy only the 9th place of a league with 16 participants.
Of 7 matches played, the Moroccan team has won only 3. We should note that Pachuca also isn’t in a very good moment of form.
The team is only in 12th place of the Mexican league, and they are far from the leaders.
Pachuca vs Wydad Casablanca – Betting Tip and Prediction:
We have two teams who were at their peak when they won the continental title, but aren’t in a great moment of form coming into this Club World Cup.
On paper, Pachuca is definitely the better team.
On a single leg affair, I think that their weapons can make the difference towards their qualification for the next stage.
|Pachuca to win||