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The Liga MX (Apertura) game at Estadio Azteca on Sunday will see home side Cruz Azul welcome Tigres.
Our tips, poll and stats for Cruz Azul v Tigres de la UANL can all be found here - along with the latest match odds.
Cruz Azul are hoping to win again following a 0-1 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph vs Club Tijuana.
In that match, Cruz Azul managed 48% possession and 10 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Cruz Azul was Luis Romo (17'). For their opponents, Club Tijuana got 11 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Under three goals per match were scored during 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Cruz Azul have been participants. With regard to the goal weighting during that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 4 and Cruz Azul managed the sum of 6.
Going into this contest, Cruz Azul haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Tigres de la UANL
In their previous game, Tigres drew 0-0 in the Liga MX (Apertura) tie with Necaxa.
In that game, Tigres de la UANL managed 53% possession and 19 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Necaxa got 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
Miguel Herrera's Tigres de la UANL have turned their attacks into goals a total of 6 times throughout their previous 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during that period comes to 5.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 27/10/2019 tells us that Cruz Azul have won 3 of these & Tigres 2, with the tally of drawn results being 1.
14 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 8 for La Máquina Azul and 6 for Los Tigres. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The last league encounter between these clubs was Liga MX (Clausura) match day 6 on 18/02/2021 which ended up with the score at Tigres de la UANL 0-2 Cruz Azul.
That time, Tigres de la UANL had 70% possession and 15 shots at goal with 7 of them on target.
On the other side, Cruz Azul got 4 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Luis Romo (5') and Guillermo Fernández (93') scored.
The referee was Erick Yair Miranda Galindo.
Team News: Cruz Azul
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Cruz Azul gaffer Juan Reynoso to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Jonathan Rodríguez (Muscular problems) is out of contention.
Team News: Tigres
Tigres boss Miguel Herrera has not got a full squad to pick from. Nicolás López (Appendectomy) and Francisco Meza (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
Our feeling is that Tigres de la UANL will do well to put one past this Cruz Azul team who we think should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why we have predicted a very even contest with a 1-0 win for Cruz Azul at the end of this one.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Alvaro Dávila
Manager: Juan Reynoso
Competitions: Liga MX (Apertura) position 6
🔑 Key Man: Lucas Passerini
Mostly used in the Striker position, Lucas Passerini was born in Formosa, Argentina. Having made his senior debut playing for Quilmes in the 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has hit 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2021 - 2022 season so far coming from a total of 8 appearances.