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Cruz Azul head to Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez on Saturday for the Liga MX (Clausura) meeting with home team FC Juárez.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for FC Juárez v Cruz Azul are shown below (including the best match odds).
FC Juárez will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Necaxa.
In that match, FC Juárez managed 54% possession and 7 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Necaxa got 20 shots on goal with 4 on target. Ian González (93') was the scorer for Necaxa.
It’s not been often in recent times that FC Juárez haven’t conceded. The facts show that Los Bravos have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 13 goals in the process.
Ahead of this meeting, FC Juárez have not won at home in their last 2 league matches.
Cruz Azul head into the clash following on from a 3-2 Liga MX (Clausura) win versus Atlas in their most recent match.
In that game, Cruz Azul managed 48% possession and 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. For Cruz Azul, goals were scored by Bryan Angulo (9') and Jonathan Rodríguez (67', 79'). Atlas had 22 shots on goal with 10 of them on target. Anderson Santamaría (38') and Milton Caraglio (96') scored for Atlas.
A sequence of very capable displays by the Cruz Azul defensive unit has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their last 6 clashes combined. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 10. However, we will just have to wait and see whether that pattern will be replicated in this match.
Going into this encounter, Cruz Azul haven't been defeated in their previous 5 away league matches.
Head to head
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 5 on 16/08/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Cruz Azul 3-2 FC Juárez.
In that game, Cruz Azul managed 59% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The goalscorers were Yoshimar Yotún (33') and Jonathan Rodríguez (48', 62').
FC Juárez got 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Dario Lezcano (1') and Víctor Velázquez (87') scored.
The referee was Jorge Antonio Pérez Durán.
Team News: FC Juárez
FC Juárez manager Luis Tena has a full complement, with no fitness concerns to speak of before this game with a completely injury-free group available for selection.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Owing to a completely healthy squad available for selection, Cruz Azul boss Juan Reynoso doesn’t have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
We feel that FC Juárez have it in them to find the net against this Cruz Azul lineup, although one goal possibly won’t quite be good enough.
We therefore reckon that it will be a close game with a 1-2 winning margin for Cruz Azul after 90 minutes. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Olímpico Benito Juárez (19,703)
Captain: Dario Lezcano
Chairman: Juan Carlos Talavera
Manager: Luis Tena
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 18, Liga MX (Apertura) position 13
🔑 Key Player: Erick Castillo
Generally deployed in the Right Wing position, Erick Castillo was born in Eloy Alfaro, Ecuador. After making a first senior appearance for Club Tijuana in the 2018 - 2019 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 12 appearances.