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Club Tijuana will be at Estadio Azteca on Sunday for the Liga MX (Clausura) meeting with home side Cruz Azul.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Cruz Azul v Club Tijuana match are shown here - as well as the best betting odds.
Cruz Azul will be looking for a repeat result of a 3-2 Liga MX (Clausura) triumph versus Atlético San Luis.
In that match, Cruz Azul managed 49% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 8 of them on target. For Cruz Azul, the goalscorers were Elías Hernández (2'), Jonathan Rodríguez (22'), Pablo Aguilar (74') and Julio César Domínguez (77' Own goal). Atlético San Luis had 15 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Nicolás Ibáñez (32') was the scorer for Atlético San Luis.
Cruz Azul have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve claimed a sum of 10 during that period while also conceding a total of 5.
Leading up to this clash, Cruz Azul:
- have not lost a league tie with Club Tijuana in their last 2 games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 home league matches.
Club Tijuana go into this meeting following on from a 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) win in the defeat of Necaxa in their last fixture.
In that game, Club Tijuana had 57% possession and 15 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player to score for Club Tijuana was Fidel Martínez (59'). At the other end, Necaxa got 16 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats don’t lie, and Club Tijuana have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, seeing their opponents hit 8 goals in all. At the back, Xoloitzcuintles have been far from perfect. While that may be of interest, we will just have to wait and see whether that trend will be maintained in this next game or not.
Their past results show that Club Tijuana:
- have not emerged victorious against Cruz Azul in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 6 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings stretching back to 06/01/2018 tells us that Cruz Azul have won 3 of these games & Club Tijuana 1, with the number of draws being 2.
A total of 17 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 10 for La Máquina Azul and 7 for Xoloitzcuintles. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league contest between the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 10 on 14/09/2020 when it finished Club Tijuana 1-2 Cruz Azul.
In that match, Club Tijuana had 52% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Their only player to score was Edgar López (10').
On the other side, Cruz Azul had 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Santiago Giménez (48') and Jonathan Rodríguez (82') scored.
The match was refereed by Oscar Mejia Garcia.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul manager Juan Reynoso will be happy not to have any fitness worries to speak of coming into this clash owing to a completely healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Club Tijuana
With a fully healthy group available for selection, Club Tijuana boss Robert Siboldi doesn’t have any fitness concerns to speak of ahead of this clash.
We believe that Club Tijuana will need to push hard to find the net against this Cruz Azul lineup who we think might well get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore fancy a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Cruz Azul at the end of the 90 minutes.
Little in this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Alvaro Dávila
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 1, Liga MX (Apertura) position 4
⭐ Key Player: Santiago Giménez
Usually taking to the field in the Striker position, Santiago Giménez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Cruz Azul in the 2019 - 2020 season, the gifted Forward has managed to score 4 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 15 appearances.