Atletico de San Luis vs Cruz Azul Prediction & Match Preview

Atletico de San Luis vs Cruz Azul
Mexico – Liga MX Clausura
Date: Saturday, 18 January 2020 
Kick-off at 01:00 UK/ 02:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Alfonso Lastras (San Luis Potosí).

With the terrible run San Luis have been on at their home, coupled with the superiority of Cruz Azul in h2h fixtures over the years, the latter come out on top as the favorite for this weekend Clausura game.

Atletico de San Luis vs Cruz Azul Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Cruz Azul are on a four-match winning run against this opponent.
  • It’s been 12 years since San Luis have won an h2h encounter.
  • Atletico conceded two or more goals in the previous four games on the trot.
  • Since 2007, only once have the guests failed to score at this venue.

Atletico de San Luis vs Cruz Azul Prediction

San Luis were on the road the last match-day, and they had taken on Tigres. In the competitive encounter, either team split the points as no one could find a goal.

Meanwhile, Cruz Azul had begun strongly at home against Atlas the prior game week, and were leading 1-0. However, the early red card spoiled their rhythm, and the guests managed to make a comeback with an 88th minute winner.

Coming to the upcoming encounter, the game holds some pecuiliarity. Peculiar in the sense, that home advanatge seems to be a liability in the case of San Luis.

To make things clearer, in the whole of the previous Apertura season, Atletico had a total of one win in front of the home crowd. As of now, they are on a six-game losing run in home fixtures, and an eight-match winless run as well.

In addition, the team has not scored a single goal at home in their prior four appearances, while conceding two or more goals in five of their last six matches here. They have also managed to keep a total of just two clean sheets at this stadium since March of last year.

Moreover, San Luis were also winless in ten of their previous twelve overall games, and had lost nine of these. It also deserves special mention that the team had gained promotion to this top flight just this last summer.

Going on, Cruz Azul were unbeaten in 30 of their preceding 37 overall fixtures, and were so in 15 of their former 20 on the road. Most importantly, they are also on a four-match winning run against this opponent, and the last they lost against San Luis was 12 years back.

Taking all these observations into account, it’s deduced that the guests Cruz Azul hold the upper hand here, and it certainly seems logical to back them for a win. 

In addition, considering the struggles of San Luis at home, it’s highly unlikely that they will find the back of the net in the first 45 minutes.

Atletico de San Luis vs Cruz Azul Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Cruz Azul @ 1.60 (3/5)
  • Cruz Azul to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).