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Cruz Azul make the trip to Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez on Saturday for the Liga MX (Apertura) clash with home team FC Juárez.
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FC Juárez won’t want a repeat of their last result here following the 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) loss in their previous game against Santos Laguna.
In that game, FC Juárez managed 30% possession and 5 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. For their opponents, Santos Laguna had 17 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Felix Torres (56') and Alessio da Cruz (91') scored for Santos Laguna.
FC Juárez have struggled with their forward play in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 4 versus opponents during the course of their previous six fixtures. In those games, FC Juárez have also seen the tally of goals against them total 10.
Going into this encounter, FC Juárez are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
In the game prior to this, Cruz Azul drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Apertura) match with Pachuca.
In that game, Cruz Azul managed 59% possession and 14 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Cruz Azul, goals were scored by Yoshimar Yotún (23' Own goal) and Santiago Giménez (59'). On the other side, Pachuca got 9 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
A run of very capable performances from the Cruz Azul defensive players has seen their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 4 from their past 6 fixtures in total. Over that same time, their own forwards have managed to score 9. Let’s see if that trend will end up being continued on into this next match.
Head to head
The last league meeting between the two was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 13 on 03/04/2021 and the score finished FC Juárez 0-1 Cruz Azul.
In that game, FC Juárez managed 40% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Cruz Azul had 18 shots on goal with 3 on target. Jonathan Rodríguez (89') scored.
The match was refereed by César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos.
Team News: FC Juárez
Gabriel Fernández (Unknown Injury) and Darío Lezcano (Achilles tendon rupture) will not be taking part for FC Juárez gaffer Ricardo Ferretti.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Out of a mainly healthy group of players, there’s only the lone fitness problem for the Cruz Azul manager Juan Reynoso to contend with. Jesús Corona (Fractured Toe) won’t be in action.
FC Juárez will need to put in a solid display to get anything against this Cruz Azul team who we reckon should end up scoring and staying ahead.
Therefore, we predict a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 win for Cruz Azul at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez (19,703)
Captain: Dario Lezcano
Chairman: Juan Carlos Talavera
Manager: Ricardo Ferretti
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 18
🔑 Key Man: Martin Galván
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Martin Galván was born in Acapulco, Mexico. After making a first senior appearance for Cruz Azul in the 2008 - 2009 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 season so far in 5 appearances.