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León visit Estadio Azteca on Sunday for the Liga MX (Apertura) game with home team Cruz Azul.
All Cruz Azul v León match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Cruz Azul enter this match after a 1-1 Liga MX (Apertura) drawn game vs Puebla.
In that match, Cruz Azul had 67% possession and 23 attempts on goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Cruz Azul was Orbelín Pineda (91'). On the other side, Puebla had 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Pablo González (47') scored for Puebla.
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 games.
They have managed to rack up 14 during that time while also conceding a total of 6.
Going into this contest, Cruz Azul are unbeaten in their previous 5 league matches at home.
León will come into the game after a 1-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win over Monterrey in their last fixture.
In that game, León had 67% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 2 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for León was Luis Montes (83'). For their opponents, Monterrey got 13 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
In the course of their 6 most recent matches, Ignacio Ambriz's León have found the back of the net a total of 10 times - giving them a goals per game average of 1.67.
Their previous form shows that León:
- have not registered a win against Cruz Azul when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 07/05/2017 shows that Cruz Azul have won 3 of these games & León 1, with the number of drawn games being 2.
An aggregate of 13 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 of them from La Máquina Azul and 5 belonging to Los Esmeraldas. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
The previous league contest between the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 16 on 01/11/2019 and the score finished Cruz Azul 1-0 León.
That time, Cruz Azul had 42% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Milton Caraglio (52').
León had 14 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
The match was refereed by César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Cruz Azul manager Robert Siboldi to be concerned with from of an almost fully healthy set of players. Pablo Aguilar (Sideband tear) misses out.
Team News: León
Owing to a fully injury-free group available for selection, León manager Ignacio Ambriz does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
We’ve got the feeling that León have it within them to find the back of the net against this Cruz Azul side, but it is unlikely to prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We’re predicting a narrow 2-1 winning margin for Cruz Azul by the conclusion of the game. Could easily see this go either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas
Manager: Robert Siboldi
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 4
🔑 Key Man: Jonathan Rodríguez
Typically taking up the Striker position, Jonathan Rodríguez was born in Florida, Uruguay. Having made his senior debut playing for Peñarol in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has contributed 9 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season so far from a total of 10 appearances.