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The Liga MX (Clausura) fixture at Estadio León on Sunday sees home team León facing opposition in the form of Cruz Azul.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the León v Cruz Azul match are shown here - plus the latest betting odds.
León will be hoping for a repeat of their last result, following the 0-1 Liga MX (Clausura) success vs Universidad Nacional.
In that match, León managed 61% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for León was Ángel Mena (68'). On the other side, Universidad Nacional had 14 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
Ignacio Ambriz's León have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 5 times over their last six outings. Conversely, the number of goals that have been scored against them in those games amounts to 8.
Coming into this clash, León have left without a victory over Cruz Azul in their last 2 matches in the league.
Cruz Azul come into this game following a 3-2 Liga MX (Clausura) win to defeat Toluca in their previous match.
In that match, Cruz Azul managed 41% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Cruz Azul, the goals were scored by Jonathan Rodríguez (6'), Roberto Alvarado (27') and Guillermo Fernández (63'). Toluca had 10 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Miguel Ángel Barbieri (44') and Alexis Canelo (45') scored for Toluca.
A sequence of outstanding displays from the Cruz Azul defenders has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 4 from their previous 6 fixtures combined. Over that same time, their own attack force has managed to score 12.
Analysis of their past results shows that Cruz Azul:
- have not registered a win against León when having played them away from home in the previous 2 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head meetings dating back to 06/08/2017 shows that León have won 1 of these games & Cruz Azul 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined total of 12 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 from Los Esmeraldas and 8 created by La Máquina Azul. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 3 on 09/08/2020 and the score finished Cruz Azul 2-0 León.
In that match, Cruz Azul had 34% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The goals were scored by Juan Escobar (4') and Santiago Giménez (90').
León had 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was César Arturo Ramos Palazuelos.
Team News: León
León boss Ignacio Ambriz will be thankful to have no fitness worries at all coming into this game owing to a fully healthy group to choose from.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Thanks to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Cruz Azul boss Juan Reynoso has zero fitness worries at all before this match.
We’re envisaging that Cruz Azul could find themselves struggling to be putting a goal past this León side who we reckon will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Our tip is therefore for a good battle with a 1-0 winning margin for León at the end of the 90.
Should be an interesting one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio León (31,297)
Captain: Luis Montes
Chairman: Jesús Martínez Murguia
Manager: Ignacio Ambriz
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 12, Liga MX (Apertura) position 1, Primera (Apertura) Liguilla (Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Emmanuel Gigliotti
Typically played in the Striker position, Emmanuel Gigliotti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After having made a senior debut playing for Atlético Tucumán in the 2009 - 2010 season, the goalscoring Forward has managed 5 league goals in the Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 16 appearances.