Cruz Azul vs Tigres UANL betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Sun 17.October
Match begins: 02:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio Azteca (87000 seats)

A fast pace is likely at Estadio Azteca when Cruz Azul host Tigres UANL in what should be a great game. Read on!

Insights:
  • All of Cruz Azul's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Tigres UANL have the most scored goals in the second half (11) in Liga MX

This promises to be an appealing match with lots of fun and excitement as both squads are well refreshed since they last saw competitive action. Get this show on the road!

It's quite the trip for Tigres UANL when visiting Cruz as the cities are 900 kilometers apart.

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Cruz Azul form and stats

2-2-1 (win-draw-lost) are the Liga MX numbers at home for Cruz Azul so far this season.

Happy days for Cruz in their previous game, a Liga MX match away at Tijuana (placed 18th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. Luís Romo (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.92/10. Romo scored one goal and hit two key passes.

Preceding that game was the away draw at Puebla that finished 1-1.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Cruz have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found seven matches with the results: Won four, drawn two and lost one.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Cruz Azul as they are travelling to their away game against Atlas in the Liga MX. That match is three days after this one.

A decent goal production from Cruz Azul in their home games so far, with 8 goals from 5 league matches. Cruz are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio Azteca in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 4 from 5 matches.

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Tigres UANL form and stats

Playing away, Tigres UANL have won 3 games, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in the Liga MX this season.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Tigres goalkeeper Nahuel Ignacio Guzman is eager to challenge this, with his 270 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Tigres played 0-0 against Necaxa in their previous match. Goalkeeper Nahuel Guzmán got the top player rating of the team with 7.65/10. Guzmán stopped the opponent with four saves and topped it up with a clean sheet.

Prior to that result Tigres UANL won their away game at Atlético San Luis. The scoreline was 3-0.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found 14 similar matches played by Tigres in our archives, and the results are: five wins for Tigres UANL, three draws and six defeats.

A new game in only four days for Tigres UANL, the Liga MX home match versus Pachuca. Busy days.

The travelling fans enjoy Tigres UANL's attacking play in away games, having scored 10 goals in 6 league matches away. Tigres have conceded 7 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Cruz-Tigres UANL H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Cruz Azul five wins, Tigres UANL three wins, two draws. four of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

Tigres UANLN. López Alonso
N. López Alonso
6 goals
Cruz AzulB. Angulo Tenorio
B. Angulo Tenorio
4 goals
CruzS. Giménez
S. Giménez
4 goals

Cruz Azul missing players

Tigres UANL missing players

Cruz Azul Tigres UANL
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
11 5 2 Played P 2 6 12
4 2 1 Won W 0 3 4
5 2 1 Drew D 0 1 6
2 1 0 Lost L 2 2 2
14 8 5 Scored S 1 10 17
9 4 1 Conceded C 5 7 11
91% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 83%
82% 100% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 100% 83%
27% 20% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 67% 50%
9% 20% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 17% 17%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
55% 40% 50% BTTS BTTS 50% 50% 50%
36% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 42%
18% 20% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 17% 25%
 
3 2.8 1 Corners for (avg) C F 8.5 3.8 4.8
4.5 5 7 Corners against (avg) C A 4 4.8 4.3
2.5 1.4 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3 2 2.1
2 1 1 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
10.6 11.4 9 Shots (avg) S ( 19 14.3 14
3.4 4.6 4.5 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.5 4.7 5
38% 35% 56% Goal Efficiency G E 9% 36% 28%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • All of Cruz Azul's home-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • All of Tigres UANL's away-matches have had more than 1,5 goals.
  • Cruz Azul haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Tigres UANL have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Tigres UANL have the most scored goals in the second half (11) in Liga MX
  • Tigres UANL have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Tigres UANL haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.

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

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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.