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FC Juárez visit 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 FC Juárez match are shown here (inc. the best betting odds).
Cruz Azul are hoping to win again after their last result, the 2-0 Liga MX (Clausura) victory against Club Tijuana.
In that match, Cruz Azul had 43% possession and 8 shots at goal with 2 on target. For Cruz Azul, the goalscorers were Carlos Rodríguez (43') and Rafael Baca (66'). For their opponents, Club Tijuana had 13 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Matches with Cruz Azul have often been lively ones of late with a lot of goalmouth action anticipated. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of those being chalked up by Cruz Azul.
FC Juárez will come into the meeting following on from a 2-1 Liga MX (Clausura) win as they beat Necaxa in their most recent outing.
In that game, FC Juárez had 36% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For FC Juárez, the scorers were Diego Rolán (2', 57') and Ventura Alvarado (47' Own goal). Necaxa had 13 shots on goal with 4 on target.
Looking at their form, and FC Juárez have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, letting opponents get 8 goals in total. Defensively, FC Juárez have clearly had some problems. Even so, we will just have to wait and see if that trend will be replicated in this next game or not.
Coming into this fixture, FC Juárez are without a win away from home in their last 4 league games.
Head to head
The previous league game featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 8 on 11/09/2021 which finished with the scoreline of FC Juárez 2-1 Cruz Azul.
In that game, FC Juárez had 45% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The scorers were Pol García (19') and Víctor Velázquez (35').
Cruz Azul had 14 shots on goal with 1 on target. Lucas Passerini (4') scored.
The referee was Marco Ortiz.
Team News: Cruz Azul
The Cruz Azul manager Juan Reynoso has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this game thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from.
In all likelihood, La Máquina Azul will possibly line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation and select Jose de Jesus Corona, Juan Escobar, Pablo Aguilar, J. Cesar Dominguez, Adrian Aldrete, Erik Lira, Rafael Baca, Luis Mendoza, Carlos Rodriguez, Ignacio Rivero and Carlos Antuna.
Team News: FC Juárez
Owing to an otherwise available group, there’s just the lone fitness worry for the FC Juárez manager Ricardo Ferretti to contend with. Darío Lezcano (Achilles tendon rupture) won’t be in action.
There’s a good chance that Los Bravos seem most likely to make use of a 4-2-3-1 lineup, choosing Hugo Gonzalez, Ventura Alvarado, Jose Esquivel, Alejandro Arribas, Maximiliano Olivera, Fernando Juarez, Anderson Leite, Fabian Castillo, Matias Garcia, Candido Ramirez and Gabriel Fernandez.
Our feeling is that Cruz Azul will likely fashion enough chances to find the net more than once while possibly not conceding when they line up against FC Juárez, who will be up against it to break down their defence.
We can therefore see a pretty comfortable 2-0 winning margin for Cruz Azul at the conclusion of the game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Alvaro Dávila
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 3, Liga MX (Apertura) position 8
⭐ Key Man: Bryan Angulo
Customarily taking up the Striker position, Bryan Angulo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Having played his first senior match for Cruz Azul in the 2019 - 2020 season, the dangerous Forward has scored a sum of 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 16 appearances.