Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul
Mexico – Liga MX
Date: Sunday, 14 January 2018
Kick-Off at 03:06 UK
Venue: Estadio AKRON (Zapopan).
Both Guadalajara and Cruz Azul will be hoping to snatch their first wins in the second round of Liga MX Clausura campaign this Saturday at Estadio AKRON in Zapopan. The match will be particularly interesting because of Carlos Fierro who was Guadalajara’s second top scorer in the Apertzura campaign before making a Cruz Azul move this January.
Fierro was in the starting lineup in the first round’s clash, but he could not find the net in a goalless draw with Tijuana at home. The team led by the former Rangers’ manager Pedro Caixinha showed lack of the inspiration in the final third on Wednesday we well when they suffered a disappointing 1-0 defeat on the road to the lower-division Alebrijes de Oaxaca in Copa MX.
The Goats were not in action in mid-week as they’ve earlier got eliminated from the cup competition losing the home tie to Atlante after penalties back in November. Matias Almeyda’s side showed a decent defensive display in their Clausura opener last weekend when they held Toluca to a 1-1 draw.
The Argentine manager, however, has issues with his team’s attacking displays and he clearly lacks the predator in the final third. This will particularly be the case in this Clausura campaign after Fierro (notched three goals in Apertura) left the team.
Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul: Head-to-head
As many as 16 of 33 H2H ties between the two sides have ended in draws.
Five of last six meetings saw both teams on target.
Cruz Azul have suffered only a single loss in last five clashes with Guadalajara.
The match played in late-July last year saw a 1-1 draw at Estadio Azul.
Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul: Prediction
Both teams are struggling with the efficiency up front and we just can’t see a high-scoring contest this Saturday at Estadio AKRON.
Under 2.5 goals FT can be regarded as a banker bet at the odds of 1.85, while punters who chase higher odds can try with the draw at 3.25 given that almost half of their 33 H2H ties saw no winner.
Guadalajara vs Cruz Azul: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85
Draw @ 3.25