Cruz Azul vs Puebla: Preview and Prediction

Cruz Azul vs Puebla
Mexico Liga MX Apertura
Date: Saturday 21st July 2018
Kick off at 23:00 UK/ 0:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City).

Cruz Azul will kick off their new season campaign at home at the world famous stadium Estadio Azteca and they will welcome Puebla here at the weekend.

Cruz Azul will be expected to have a fairly easy ride and get the win and the bookmakers have the team down as odds on favourites to do so. This being the beginning of the Mexican season it is unsure on how both teams will line up but Cruz Azul will attack from the beginning whilst Puebla’s aim will be to keep the score at 0-0 for a long period and try to frustrate their hosts.

Puebla will not have many attacks during the game and will play one up front and rely purely on counter attacks and mistakes from the home team to get anything in this game. If the fans are back from holiday there could be up to 80,000 of them cheering on the home side which can create a daunting atmosphere for the away team.

Cruz Azul vs Puebla: Head to Head

  • Cruz Azul might be the odds on favourites to win the match but they have no wins against Puebla at home in their last 3 encounters.
  • 4 of the last 5 meetings has either ended 2-1 or 1-1 for the correct score.
  • Cruz Azul have not won at home v Puebla in 4 years.

Cruz Azul vs Puebla: Prediction

Despite Puebla’s good record here we will go for the home side to have a positive start and we will back them to be winning this game at the half time stage. Cruz will come out with the aim to attack from the first whistle and if Puebla are not ready for that we could see a comfortable score in this game for the home side. But our bet here is for the half time market.

Cruz Azul vs Puebla: Bet Tips

Half time betting: Cruz Azul to be winning at 2.30