The CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals happens this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, Philadelphia Union takes on Atlanta United while Cruz Azul battles Toronto FC. Then on Wednesday, Monterrey hosts Columbus Crew and Portland Timbers travels to America. Check out analysis, CONCACAF Champions League odds and free picks for the CONCACAF CL quarters.
CONCACAF Champions League Quarter-Finals: 1st Leg Matches Betting Preview
Tuesday, April 27th Matches
- Philadelphia Union +248 / Atlanta United FC +102
Atlanta United won their first couple of CONCACAF Champions League matches of the year. ATL FC beat Alajuelense by a 1-0 score on April 6. A week later, Atlanta U beat Alajuelense 1-0 on April 13.
Philadelphia Union beat Saprissa 1-0 and 4-0 in their two CONCACAF CL matches. But Philly Union has struggled so far in MLS, drawing with Columbus and losing 1-2 against Inter Miami. Still, the odds make the home team an overlay. So consider backing Philadelphia.
Soccer Pick: Philadelphia Union
- Cruz Azul -121 / Toronto FC +307
Cruz Azul has 3 wins and 2 draws in their last 5 matches. The favored home squad is in first place in the Mexican Liga Primera Division. They’ve got 5 points over America. To understand how good Mexican League teams are, don’t forget that earlier in the year Tigres UANL fell to Bayern in the World CL Finals by a goal. Tigres has 22 points to Cruz Azul’s 40.
Toronto has a win, 2 losses, and 2 draws in their last 5. It doesn’t appear the road underdogs have much of a shot in this. -121 odds on Azul are more than fair.
Soccer Pick: Cruz Azul
Wednesday, April 28th Matches
- Monterrey +127 / Columbus Crew SC +186
Because Monterrey hosts Columbus, they’re getting the benefit of the doubt. The home team, though, didn’t play their best soccer last week. Monterrey lost all three matches, losing 0-1 to Pachuca, falling 1-2 versus Guadalajara, and dropping a match 2-1 against Tigres UANL.
Columbus offers decent odds. The 2020 Major League Soccer Champions drew with Philadelphia Union in their last. Before the draw with Philly Union, Columbus blasted Real Esteli 4-0 and 1-0 in a couple of CL matches. Columbus looks like a strong underdog.
Soccer Pick: Columbus Crew
- America +117 / Portland Timbers +213
Portland has won 2-of-3, including beating Marathon 5-0 in a CONCACAF Champions League match on April 13. On April 24, the Timbers beat Houston Dynamo 2-1.
America is one of the better squads in the Mexican Liga Primer Division. But the home team has a couple of losses and a draw in their last three. America’s form may provide fuel for a Portland upset.
Soccer Pick: Portland Timbers