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The Liga MX (Apertura) match at Estadio Azteca on Tuesday will see home side Cruz Azul do battle with Mazatlán.
Our Cruz Azul v Mazatlán predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below (including the best match odds).
Cruz Azul enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Primera (Clausura) Liguilla drawn result vs Santos Laguna.
In that game, Cruz Azul had 35% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. The only player to score for Cruz Azul was Jonathan Rodríguez (51'). On the other side, Santos Laguna had 11 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Diego Valdés (37') scored for Santos Laguna.
Their latest results show that huge efforts have been put in by the Cruz Azul rearguard. La Máquina Azul have been mean at the back, resulting in the total number of goals that have gone in at their end over the course of their past six games standing at 4. We will have to find out if that trend can be continued on in this game.
After a loss in their previous game against Monterrey in Liga MX (Clausura) competition, Mazatlán and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Mazatlán managed 48% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Monterrey had 25 shots at goal with 6 on target. Vincent Janssen (16') was the scorer for Monterrey.
The stats don’t lie, and Mazatlán have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 10 goals overall. In defence, Mazatlán have clearly had some problems.
Head to head
The last league clash between these sides was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 9 on 04/03/2021 which ended up with the score at Cruz Azul 1-0 Mazatlán.
That day, Cruz Azul managed 70% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Their only player to score was Roberto Alvarado (66').
Mazatlán had 3 shots on goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by Luis Santander.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Cruz Azul boss Juan Reynoso to be concerned with from a near full-strength set of players. Jesús Corona (Fractured Toe) will miss out.
Team News: Mazatlán
With a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Mazatlán manager Beñat San José has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this clash.
In this match, Cruz Azul look set to be able to score a couple when they play Mazatlán, who could well struggle getting on the scoresheet.
We reckon that it will be a fairly comfortable 2-0 winning score for Cruz Azul at the end of the 90 minutes.
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
⭐ Key Man: Jonathan Rodríguez
Usually deployed in the Striker position, Jonathan Rodríguez was born in Florida, Uruguay. After having played his first senior match for Peñarol in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has scored 9 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 15 appearances.