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Cruz Azul vs Universidad Nacional Live Stream, Predictions
The Liga MX (Clausura) clash at The Estadio Azteca on Sunday sees home side Cruz Azul take on Universidad Nacional.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Cruz Azul v Universidad Nacional can be seen below (inc. the best betting odds).
📊 Form Guide
Cruz Azul prepare for this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Liga MX (Clausura) drawn game against Universidad Nacional.
In that game, Cruz Azul managed 57% possession and 4 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. At the other end, UNAM had 3 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
Raúl Gutiérrez's Cruz Azul have netted a sum total of 7 times over their past 6 outings. The comparative tally of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures stands at 8.
Pre-game facts show that Cruz Azul:
- have not lost a league tie with Universidad Nacional in their previous 2 games.
- are undefeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
Proving their predisposition for high-scoring encounters, goals have been seen as many as 26 times in the previous six matches in which Universidad Nacional have sent out their troops, making it a mean average of 4.33 goals per fixture. Opposing teams have managed 16 of these goals.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head meetings stretching back to 08/03/2021 shows us that Cruz Azul have won 3 of these & Universidad Nacional 2, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A total of 17 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 9 of them from La Máquina Azul and 8 for Pumas. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring the two was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 15 on 18/09/2022 which ended up with the score at Universidad Nacional 1-2 Cruz Azul.
In that game, Universidad Nacional had 54% possession and 22 attempts at goal with 11 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Diogo de Oliveira (65').
Cruz Azul had 11 shots at goal with 5 on target. Rodrigo Huescas (26') and Gonzalo Carneiro (45') scored.
The match was refereed by Fernando Guerrero Ramírez.
ℹ️ Team News: Cruz Azul
The Cruz Azul boss Raúl Gutiérrez will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match with a fully healthy group ready to go.
We are thinking that La Máquina Azul may well opt for a 5-3-2 system for this game, handing starts to Jose de Jesus Corona, Ramiro Funes Mori, J. Cesar Dominguez, Juan Escobar, Carlos Rodriguez, C. Rodolfo Rotondi, Augusto Lotti, Erik Lira, Ignacio Rivero, Uriel Antuna and Ramiro Carrera.
ℹ️ Team News: Universidad Nacional
With a completely injury-free squad ready to go, the Universidad Nacional manager Rafael Puente Jr. has zero fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We are inclined to think that Pumas could decide to make use of a 5-3-2 lineup, going with Sebastian Sosa, Pablo Bennevendo, Nicolas Freire, Pablo Monroy, Jonathan Sanchez, Jesus Molina, Eduardo Salvio, Higor Meritao, Ulises Rivas, Juan Dinenno and Diogo.
For this match, we think that Universidad Nacional should be able to find the back of the net against this Cruz Azul side, although it may not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our selection here is for a narrow 2-1 winning score for Cruz Azul when all is said and done. Let’s wait and see how it plays out.
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Lucas Pereira, 02:52 08/03/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Estadio Azteca (81,070)
Captain: José Corona
Chairman: Víctor Velázquez
Manager: Raúl Gutiérrez
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 12, Liga MX (Apertura) position 7
⭐ Star Man: Uriel Antuna
Mostly played in the Right Wing position, Uriel Antuna was born in Gómez Palacio, Mexico. Having made his senior debut playing for Santos Laguna in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Liga MX (Clausura) 2022 - 2023 season to date in a total of 7 appearances.
||Atlético San Luis|
|Time first goal scored||42|
|Time first goal conceded||42|
|Time first goal scored||30|
|Time first goal conceded||25|
|Juan Ignacio Dinenno||13|
|Diogo de Oliveira||6|
|Gustavo del Prete||4|
||Atlético San Luis|