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Club Tijuana will arrive at Estadio Azteca on Sunday for the Liga MX (Clausura) fixture with home team Cruz Azul.
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Cruz Azul will be wanting a better result here after a 1-4 Primera (Apertura) Liguilla losing effort in their last game against Monterrey.
In that game, Cruz Azul managed 57% possession and 17 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Cruz Azul was Yoshimar Yotún (32'). On the other side, Monterrey had 9 attempts at goal with 5 on target. Rogelio Funes Mori (10', 59'), Maximiliano Meza (27') and Vincent Janssen (85') scored for Monterrey.
It has not been often in recent games where Cruz Azul haven’t conceded. It will be a concern for them that Cruz Azul have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals on the way. Let’s find out if that trend will be continued on here.
Club Tijuana come into this clash after a 3-2 Liga MX (Apertura) win with the downing of Pachuca in their previous fixture.
In that match, Club Tijuana managed 59% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Club Tijuana was Mauro Manotas (57'). On the other side, Pachuca got 24 shots on goal with 6 on target. Bryan González (24'), Óscar Murillo (45' Own goal), Roberto de La Rosa (54') and Yairo Moreno (83' Own goal) scored for Pachuca.
In the course of their six previous matches, Sebastián Méndez's Club Tijuana have seen their goal attempts be successful a total of 7 times, giving them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Head to head
A look at their prior head to head clashes dating back to 26/01/2019 shows that Cruz Azul have won 4 of these games & Club Tijuana 1, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 18 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 11 from La Máquina Azul and 7 being from Xoloitzcuintles. The average goals per game has been 3.
The last league contest featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 12 on 04/10/2021 and the score finished Club Tijuana 0-1 Cruz Azul.
In that game, Club Tijuana had 52% possession and 11 shots at goal with 3 of them on target.
For their opponents, Cruz Azul had 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Luis Romo (17') scored.
The referee was Luis Santander.
Team News: Cruz Azul
The Cruz Azul boss Juan Reynoso will be grateful to have no fitness worries to speak of before this match with a fully injury-free squad to pick from.
In all likelihood, La Máquina Azul should kick off with a 4-3-3 formation in the match, beginning the first half with J. de Jesus, Juan Escobar, Pablo Aguilar, J. Cesar Dominguez, M. Alejandro Mayorga, Romulo Otero, Rafael Baca, Guillermo Fernández, Ignacio Rivero, Santiago Giménez and Uriel Antuna.
Team News: Club Tijuana
Thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go, the Club Tijuana manager Sebastián Méndez doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of ahead of this match.
We believe Xoloitzcuintles seem likely to begin the game with a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Jonathan Orozco, V. Eduardo Loroña, Yonatthan Rak, V. Andrés Guzmán, Brayan Angulo, M. Alejandro Ruiz, Christian Rivera, David Barbona, C. Jonatan Ortiz, Lucas Rodríguez and Mauro Manotas.
Cruz Azul can and should be able to create a decent number of chances and shots on target.
At the same time, Club Tijuana may well find it hard getting goals although we do see them getting the chances to score, too.
We can therefore see a decent 3-1 margin for Cruz Azul at the conclusion of the game.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Alvaro Dávila
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 8