Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna
Mexico Liga MX Guard1anes
Date: Sunday, 26 July 2020
Kick-Off at 3:00 UK/ 4:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)
Cruz Azul was cruising to the playoffs in the Clausura before the tournament was stopped. They have a great attacking unit that netted 24 times in just ten games. They will be happy to start their campaign at home where they have not stepped wrong in a long time.
The visitors ended up in the quarter-finals of the last edition of Apertura in 2019. They lost to eventual champions Monterrey in that season. This year they were third in the Clausura table and lost the chance to play in the CONCACAF Champions League by four points.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Santos has three wins and a defeat in five previous meetings with this opposition.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in three latest head to head matches between them.
- Both of them found the back of the net in three of those five games as well.
- The hosts have won three and the lost the remaining two of the five previous clashes here.
- Four recent games at this ground saw both these teams score goals.
- All four of those matches also had a final score of more than 2.5 goals.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna Prediction
Santos is one of the most consistent teams in the Mexican top division in the past couple of years. From ten previous games including both league and Cup fixtures, they have lost only three and have won four in return. In head to head matches, they have a slight upper hand against this opposition.
But in games t this ground the fortunes are against them. The home side is unbeaten in all games since early January. They are currently on a winning streak extending to 13 games in all competitions. Adding the home advantage also, I think the Machine will win this game.
The home team has to improve its defense. Even after winning so many games, they have very few clean sheets. They have given away goals in seven of their last ten matches. So they will have to worry about the visiting defense who has made scoring a habit.
Santos has found the net in six recent league games both home and away. So I am backing the home team to win with goals from both sides.
Cruz Azul vs Santos Laguna Betting Tips
The home team to win @ 1.47 (5/11).
Both teams to score @ 1.70 (7/10).