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The Liga MX (Clausura) fixture at Estadio Universitario on Thursday will see home team Tigres playing Cruz Azul.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Tigres v Cruz Azul (including the best match odds).
Tigres de la UANL
Tigres will be wanting a better result here following a 1-0 FIFA Club World Cup defeat in their last game at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Benjamin Pavard (59') was the scorer for Bayern Munich.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 meetings where Tigres de la UANL have been participants. Regarding the goal weighting during that period, their opponents scored a total of 5 and Los Tigres managed the sum of 6. We will find out if that trend can be continued on into this next match.
Ahead of this clash, Tigres de la UANL are undefeated in their last 7 home league matches.
Cruz Azul come into this encounter after a 0-2 Liga MX (Clausura) win with the downing of Necaxa in their last game.
In that game, Cruz Azul managed 45% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 on target. For Cruz Azul, goals were scored by Luis Romo (3') and Juan Escobar (26'). Necaxa got 13 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
The trend of at least one side getting a clean sheet in games featuring Cruz Azul has become evident in recent matches. Examining their last six games shows that it has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal aggregate of 7 and La Máquina Azul have scored 7.
Their prior results show that Cruz Azul:
- remain unbeaten by Tigres de la UANL when they have played them away from home in the previous 5 matches in the league. Travelling fans have really enjoyed these clashes.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking over their prior head to head meetings stretching back to 20/01/2019 shows us that Tigres have won 2 of them & Cruz Azul 3, with the tally of draws being 1.
An aggregate of 13 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from Los Tigres and 7 coming from La Máquina Azul. That’s an average goals per game of 2.17.
Team News: Tigres
Tigres boss Ricardo Ferretti does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game thanks to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Thanks to a completely healthy squad to choose from, Cruz Azul boss Juan Reynoso has no fitness concerns to speak of coming into this clash.
Cruz Azul have enough to breach the defence of this Tigres outfit, but it realistically won’t be enough to avoid a loss.
Our selection here is for a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Tigres when all is said and done. Looking forward to seeing how this one unfolds.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Universitario (41,886)
Captain: Guido Pizarro
Chairman: Alejandro Rodríguez
Manager: Ricardo Ferretti
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 9, Liga MX (Apertura) position 6
🔑 Star Player: Nicolás López
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Nicolás López was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After having made a senior debut playing for Roma in the 2012 - 2013 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this Liga MX (Apertura) 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 9 appearances.