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The Liga MX (Apertura) meeting at Estadio Azteca on Sunday will see home side Cruz Azul do battle with Tigres.
All Cruz Azul v Tigres game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as up-to-date odds.
Cruz Azul will be hoping for a better result following a 2-0 Liga MX (Apertura) loss in their previous game against Toluca.
In that game, Cruz Azul had 67% possession and 31 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Toluca had 12 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Haret Ortega (24') and Gastón Sauro (49') scored for Toluca.
Over their prior 6 games, Robert Siboldi's Cruz Azul have hit the back of the net a combined total of 6 times, with that being an average number of goals per match equal to 1.
Their past results show that Cruz Azul:
- are unbeaten in the league by Tigres de la UANL in their previous 5 games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 10 home league matches. A very good run at home.
Tigres de la UANL
Tigres will go into this meeting following a 3-0 Liga MX (Apertura) win vs Atlético San Luis in their most recent game.
In that game, Tigres de la UANL managed 69% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Tigres de la UANL, the scorers were Julián Quiñones (61'), André-Pierre Gignac (70') and Eduardo Vargas (93'). Atlético San Luis had 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
A sequence of outstanding showings by the Tigres de la UANL defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 4 from their last 6 fixtures overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12. Putting that to one side, we must now wait to see if that pattern might continue on in this next match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Tigres de la UANL:
- have not emerged victorious against Cruz Azul in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 28/10/2017 shows us that Cruz Azul have won 3 of these and Tigres 1, with the number of draws standing at 2.
In all, 14 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 8 of them for La Máquina Azul and 6 coming from Los Tigres. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Cruz Azul boss Robert Siboldi will be thankful to have no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash with a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Tigres
With a fully healthy group available for selection, Tigres boss Ricardo Ferretti has zero fitness worries to report ahead of this game.
Our feeling is that Tigres could find themselves struggling to breach the defence of this Cruz Azul side who we think might well get the vital goal that wins it.
We therefore fancy a narrow 1-0 victory for Cruz Azul at full-time.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Guillermo Álvarez Cuevas
Manager: Robert Siboldi
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 2
🔑 Star Player: Jonathan Rodríguez
Usually played in the Striker position, Jonathan Rodríguez was born in Florida, Uruguay. After having made a senior debut playing for Peñarol in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 9 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2019 - 2020 season so far coming from a total of 10 appearances.