Cruz Azul welcomes Guadalajara as clear favourites: Big betting preview

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Sun 11.April
Match begins: 00:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Azteca (87000 seats)

It's advantage Cruz Azul so far with their 4th position in the Liga MX table, welcoming Guadalajara who are placed 7th.

Insights:
  • Cruz Azul have the most clean sheets (15) in Liga MX

Cruz have less rest than Guadalajara in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a CONCACAF Champions League game only four days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Arcahaie.

Guadalajara play their home games on artifical turf, while this game is played on grass. Recent stats for Guadalajara when playing on grass are 12 wins, 13 draws and 18 defeats from 43 matches. They have scored 51 goals and conceded 63 times in these games.

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Cruz Azul form and stats

Cruz Azul, who have the most clean sheets (15) in Liga MX, have performed here at Estadio Azteca this season with 5 wins from 8 Liga MX matches. Some points have been lost, as they have drawn 1 game and lost 2. Cruz has a nice streak going on as they have played eleven consecutive leaguegames without losing (regardless of home/away). They are keen to extend their tally, a streak that began after the Puebla defeat 83 days ago. Cruz has won so many consecutive home games (five in a row) that they struggle to remember the last time points were lost here at Estadio Azteca. We remember; it was Puebla.

Cruz shared the glory with Arcahaie in their last match, an away game that ended all square 0-0. Before that match, a Liga MX win away at Juarez.

The betting market estimate that the home team has about 55-60% chance of winning this match. There could be betting value if you think differently, so to help you here are the stats from Cruz's earlier matches at home being 55%-60% favourite: Played seven games, won five matches, drawn one and lost one.

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the CONCACAF Champions League game versus Arcahaie in only three days. This game is also played here at Estadio Azteca.

Cruz have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estadio Azteca with 12 goals in 8 league matches. Cruz have only conceded 6 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Guadalajara form and stats

3 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. That’s the product of Guadalajara playing as the away team in the Liga MX this season. It's three draws from Guadalajara's last three away games, a decent catch but one that could be so much better.

Guadalajara's last game ended in a draw, the home match versus Santos Laguna that finished 1-1. Preceding that, the 0-3 home loss versus América.

The draw against Santos Laguna came from a losing position. The Guadalajara manager V. Vucetich Rojas brought on Jesús Ricardo Angulo as a substitute and the player scored to make the scores level.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Guadalajara playing away, we found four games. Results were zero away wins, zero draws and four home wins.

Guadalajara find the net regularly in their away games. 9 goals from 8 away fixtures in the league. 8 goals have been conceded by Guadalajara in these games. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The most recent history between these sides is the Guadalajara - Cruz Azul 0-2 played earlier this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Cruz Azul five wins, three draws and Guadalajara two victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

CruzJ. Rodríguez Portillo
J. Rodríguez Portillo
19 goals
GuadalajaraJ. Macías Guzmán
J. Macías Guzmán
12 goals
GuadalajaraJ. Angulo Uriarte
J. Angulo Uriarte
6 goals

Cruz Azul missing players

Guadalajara missing players

Cruz Azul Guadalajara
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
34 16 5 Played P 6 16 34
22 11 4 Won W 3 5 12
2 1 0 Drew D 1 6 13
10 4 1 Lost L 2 5 9
50 28 9 Scored S 10 20 41
29 13 3 Conceded C 7 19 39
97% 94% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 94% 91%
59% 62% 60% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 75% 74%
35% 44% 40% Over 2.5 O 2.5 67% 44% 44%
26% 31% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 31% 24%
15% 25% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 3%
29% 31% 20% BTTS BTTS 67% 62% 62%
44% 50% 60% Clean Sheets C S 0% 12% 18%
29% 25% 20% Failed to Score F T 33% 31% 29%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.6 1.6 1.6 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2.4 1.7
1 1 1 Red cards R C 1 2 4
 
12.4 13.3 13.8 Shots (avg) S ( 12.5 11.6 12.3
3.4 3.9 2.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.8 3.6 3.4
43% 45% 64% Goal Efficiency G E 43% 35% 35%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • Cruz Azul have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Cruz Azul have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Cruz Azul have the fewest dropped points from leading position (3) in Liga MX
  • Cruz Azul have the most clean sheets (15) in Liga MX

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 León 17 12 4 1 27 14 8 7 1 0 15 7 9 5 3 1 12 7 13 40
2 Pumas UNAM 17 8 8 1 29 17 9 5 4 0 19 8 8 3 4 1 10 9 12 32
3 América 17 9 5 3 31 22 9 6 2 1 19 9 8 3 3 2 12 13 9 32
4 Cruz Azul 17 9 2 6 23 16 8 5 1 2 12 6 9 4 1 4 11 10 7 29
5 Monterrey 17 8 5 4 26 21 8 4 3 1 13 9 9 4 2 3 13 12 5 29
6 Tigres UANL 17 7 7 3 27 16 9 4 4 1 15 8 8 3 3 2 12 8 11 28
7 Guadalajara 17 7 5 5 20 17 9 4 3 2 11 9 8 3 2 3 9 8 3 26
8 Santos Laguna 17 7 4 6 24 20 8 5 2 1 14 5 9 2 2 5 10 15 4 25
9 Pachuca 17 6 7 4 18 14 9 3 3 3 11 10 8 3 4 1 7 4 4 25
10 Necaxa 17 7 3 7 16 20 9 4 1 4 10 12 8 3 2 3 6 8 -4 24
11 Toluca 17 6 3 8 23 28 8 5 1 2 14 9 9 1 2 6 9 19 -5 21
12 Puebla 17 6 2 9 22 25 8 2 2 4 12 13 9 4 0 5 10 12 -3 20
13 Juarez 17 4 7 6 16 19 9 3 4 2 6 6 8 1 3 4 10 13 -3 19
14 Mazatlan 17 4 4 9 24 31 8 3 2 3 11 13 9 1 2 6 13 18 -7 16
15 Tijuana 17 4 3 10 12 27 9 4 2 3 9 9 8 0 1 7 3 18 -15 15
16 Atlas 17 3 5 9 13 20 8 2 1 5 5 8 9 1 4 4 8 12 -7 14
17 Queretaro 17 3 4 10 23 28 8 3 2 3 15 11 9 0 2 7 8 17 -5 13
18 Atletico San Luis 17 3 2 12 16 35 9 2 2 5 9 18 8 1 0 7 7 17 -19 11

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Liga MX is the top division in the Mexican football league system. Each season the league has two tournaments, Apertura (opening) and Clausura (closing). This means that the Liga MX has two champions per season. The Liga MX is the fourth most attended football league in the world.