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Puebla will arrive at Estadio Azteca on Sunday for the Liga MX (Clausura) showdown with home team Cruz Azul.
All Cruz Azul v Puebla match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Cruz Azul will be hoping to return to winning ways here following a 1-0 Liga MX (Clausura) defeat last time out to Santos Laguna.
In that match, Cruz Azul managed 50% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. At the other end, Santos Laguna had 8 shots on goal with 4 on target. Diego Valdés (61') was the scorer for Santos Laguna.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Cruz Azul have kept a clean sheet. The facts show that La Máquina Azul have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 9 goals in the process. Let’s find out if that trend will end up being sustained in this game.
Looking at their past form shows that Cruz Azul:
- haven't lost in the league to Puebla in their previous 6 games.
- have not won against Puebla in their last 3 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 league games.
Previously, Puebla drew 1-1 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with CD Guadalajara.
In that game, Puebla managed 46% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Puebla was Santiago Ormeño (38'). For their opponents, CD Guadalajara got 11 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. Miguel Ángel Ponce (47') was the scorer for CD Guadalajara.
During their 6 previous matches, Nicolás Larcamón's Puebla have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 7 times, yielding them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Ahead of this clash, Puebla haven't won against Cruz Azul in games played away from home for the previous 3 league games.
Head to head
There have been a high number of draws between the two sides. In their head to head clashes stretching back to 09/09/2017, the records show 5 of them. That’s an unusually high 83 per cent of games finishing all-square.
11 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 of them for La Máquina Azul and 4 being from Los Camoteros. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.83.
The last league encounter featuring the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 2 on 01/08/2020 when it finished Puebla 1-1 Cruz Azul.
On that day, Puebla managed 33% possession and 6 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Their only player to score was Pablo González (47').
On the other side, Cruz Azul had 23 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Orbelín Pineda (91') scored.
The referee was Oscar Macías Romo.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul boss Armando González will be thankful to have no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a completely healthy group to pick from.
Team News: Puebla
Owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from, Puebla boss Nicolás Larcamón has no fitness worries whatsoever before this game.
In our view, Cruz Azul will likely create the chances to score more than once when they come up against Puebla, who might well find it difficult to break down their defence.
We’re therefore expecting to see a decent 2-0 winning score for Cruz Azul when all’s said and done.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas
Manager: Armando González
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 15, Liga MX (Apertura) position 4
⭐ Key Player: Santiago Giménez
Normally used in the Striker position, Santiago Giménez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Cruz Azul in the 2019 - 2020 season, the accomplished Forward has netted 4 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 15 appearances.