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Puebla will take to the pitch with visitors Cruz Azul at Estadio Cuauhtémoc in the Liga MX (Apertura) game on Saturday.
Our Puebla v Cruz Azul tips, poll and stats can be seen in full below (plus the best game odds).
Puebla, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-4 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph against .
For Puebla, the scorers were Santiago Ormeño (10'), Daniel Arreola (55'), Osvaldo Martínez (89') and Amaury Escoto (90'). César Huerta (36') was the scorer for .
An interesting trait of recent Puebla games is seeing a zero in the scoreline.
From their prior six matches leading up to this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on both teams scoring would've lost.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Puebla:
- have not been beaten in the league by Cruz Azul in their last 2 games.
- have not won against Cruz Azul in their previous 5 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 home league matches.
Cruz Azul head into the game following on from a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win with the defeat of Santos Laguna in their previous fixture.
In that game, Cruz Azul had 67% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 7 on target. For Cruz Azul, the goals were scored by Jonathan Rodríguez (44') and Alexis Gutiérrez (72').
Over the course of their previous half-dozen clashes, Cruz Azul have amassed a total of 15 goals. La Máquina Azul have also managed to score in every single one of those games. Over that period, they’ve had 6 goals scored by their opponents. That pattern might not be carried forward into this next game, however.
Looking at their past form shows that Cruz Azul:
- have not registered a win against Puebla when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- have not been beaten by Puebla when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 16/04/2017, there has been little between the sides with Puebla winning 1 of those games, Cruz Azul 1 and 4 being draws in normal time.
In all, 12 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 for Los Camoteros and 7 being from La Máquina Azul. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.
The last league meeting featuring these sides was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 6 on 25/08/2019 when the final score was Cruz Azul 1-1 Puebla.
In that match, Cruz Azul had 61% possession and 22 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorer was Elías Hernández (61').
For their opponents, Puebla had 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Omar Fernández (74') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Erick Yair Miranda Galindo.
Team News: Puebla
Puebla manager Juan Reynoso will be thankful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this clash thanks to a completely injury-free group to choose from.
Team News: Cruz Azul
In an otherwise full-strength group, there’s just the sole fitness issue for the Cruz Azul manager Robert Siboldi to be concerned with. Pablo Aguilar (Sideband tear) won’t be in action.
We’re of the opinion that Puebla are likely to score against this Cruz Azul lineup, although just one goal is unlikely to be as many as they will have scored against them.
We’re going for a 1-2 winning score for Cruz Azul at the end of this one. Hopefully this is a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Cuauhtémoc (47,417)
Captain: Christian Tabó
Chairman: Manuel Jiménez García
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 13
🔑 Key Player: Christian Tabó
Usually used in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Christian Tabó was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After making a first senior appearance for Atlas in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has accumulated 2 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season to date coming from a total of 8 appearances.