Liga MX match preview: León versus Cruz Azul

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Competition: Mexico Liga MX
Competition: Sun 28.February
Match begins: 03:00 (UTC)
Venue: Estadio León (31297 seats)

Both teams are enjoying a good season so far and games like this could be decisive. Here's the preview for León - Cruz Azul!

Insights:
  • León has the most clean sheets (12) in Liga MX
  • Cruz Azul is in the best form (5-0-1)

Both teams have had enough rest since their last competitive action. Let's hope for an energetic game!

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León form and stats

Home games in the Liga MX have been a walk in the park for León so far, with 22 points won from 8 matches; 7 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses.

León enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Pumas UNAM's place. The match ended 1-0 with Ángel Mena scoring. A defeat was the result before that one, 0-2 away at Tijuana.

Another home game is coming up fairly shortly for the hosts, as Puebla are coming to town in three days.

León have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Estadio León with 15 goals in 8 league matches. León are not conceding a lot of goals here at Estadio León in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 7 from 8 matches. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Cruz Azul form and stats

4-1-4 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Cruz Azul in their Liga MX matches away. Impressively, the visitors are on a five-match winning run which they hope continue versus León. It’s been three wins in a row for Cruz Azul on their travels, an amazing performance which inspire hopes of making this one the fourth consecutive victory.

Cruz Azul go into this game after a win, the home game against Toluca that ended 3-2. Prior to that result Cruz Azul won their away game at Tigres UANL. The scoreline was 2-0.

Guillermo Fernández came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Toluca last time out, making the manager J. Reynoso Guzmán feel like a tactical genius.

The visitors are returning home after this fixture, hosting Mazatlán in just four days.

Cruz Azul are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 11 away goals from 9 games (in the league). 10 goals have been conceded by Cruz Azul in these games. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

León and Cruz Azul have met before this season: Cruz Azul - León 2-0. Head-to-head totals (for the last ten meetings): León won two games, four matches ended with a draw and Cruz Azul has four wins. Over 2,5 goals / under 2,5 goals: four / six

Top Goalscorers

Cruz AzulJ. Rodríguez Portillo
J. Rodríguez Portillo
15 goals
LeónÁ. Mena Delgado
Á. Mena Delgado
10 goals
LeónE. Gigliotti
E. Gigliotti
7 goals

León missing players

Cruz Azul missing players

León Cruz Azul
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
29 14 5 Played P 4 15 28
17 11 4 Won W 2 8 16
7 2 1 Drew D 0 1 2
5 1 0 Lost L 2 6 10
40 24 9 Scored S 5 19 42
26 11 3 Conceded C 6 16 27
90% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 96%
76% 79% 80% Over 1.5 O 1.5 75% 67% 68%
38% 50% 20% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 33% 39%
17% 21% 20% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 27% 29%
7% 7% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 7% 14%
48% 57% 40% BTTS BTTS 25% 33% 32%
41% 43% 60% Clean Sheets C S 25% 27% 36%
21% 7% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 40% 36%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.9 1.7 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0.8 1.5 1.5
5 1 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
12.3 12.6 12.4 Shots (avg) S ( 7.2 11.9 12.6
4 4.4 4.6 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.8 3.3 3.4
34% 39% 39% Goal Efficiency G E 45% 39% 44%
Key stats in Liga MX this season:
  • Cruz Azul has the fewest dropped points from leading position (3) in Liga MX
  • Cruz Azul haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Cruz Azul is in the best form (5-0-1)
  • León has the most clean sheets (12) in Liga MX
  • León has the most points (22) at home in Liga MX
  • León has the most points from losing position (20) in Liga MX
  • León has the the best goal difference (+13) in Liga MX
  • León have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • León have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.

  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 America 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 Mazatlán 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 Querétaro 17 3 4 10 23 28 8 3 2 3 15 11 9 0 2 7 8 17 -5 13
18 Atlético San Luis 17 3 2 12 16 35 9 2 2 5 9 18 8 1 0 7 7 17 -19 11

Read more about Liga MX

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.