Veracruz vs Cruz Azul: Preview and Predictions

Veracruz vs Cruz Azul
Mexico – Primera Division Clausura
Date: Monday, 30 April 2018
Kick-off at 00:00 UK/ 01:00 CET
Venue: Estadio Luis “Pirata” de La Fuente (Boca del Rio).

Veracruz and Cruz Azul lock horns in the final match of the 2017/18 Mexico Primera Division Clausura’s regular season and both sides have fallen short of the play-off zone.

The hosts are 14th in the table with 18 points, while the visitors are 12th with 19 points.

Cruz Azul are the team with momentum in this contest as they are unbeaten in the last three games with 2 wins and 1 draw. But I am afraid that they have nothing to show in the away form column with the team managing 6 points from their 7 outings so far. Besides, they conceded exactly 2 goals in each of their last 5 away games.

Veracruz are no better either and they flopped particularly at their own turf. They picked up 5 wins from their 16 games so far this season and 6 wins could have got them in the top 8 if not for losing half of the games this season. At the same time, Veracruz are worst scoring side in the league with 11 goals in their bags. As mentioned earlier they are the worst home side in the league after managing a humble 8 points from their 8 matches so far.

Veracruz vs Cruz Azul: Head-to-head

  • The teams share 2 wins each from their last four meetings.
  • The team playing at home are unbeaten in their last 10 h2h meetings – 7 wins and 3 draws.
  • Both teams scored in 4 of their last 5 meetings.
  • Veracruz are unbeaten in their last four against Cruz Azul with 3 wins and 1 draw.
  • Four of Veracruz’s last five home games against Cruz Azul saw both teams scoring and Over 2.5 goals.

Veracruz vs Cruz Azul: Prediction

The season is already over for both teams and they are playing for the crowd on Sunday evening. Therefore, both sides are expected to show a lot more attacking intent in their approach.

Now, we mentioned earlier that Veracruz have struggled for goals in this season, but they have managed to find the back of the net at least once in their last three home fixtures. They could put the ball in the back of the net here again as well as Cruz Azul haven’t kept a clean sheet in away game this season and they have conceded in pairs in the last five outings.

Anyway, the hosts do not have a solid defense either, so the top pick has to be both teams to score and over 2.5 goals combo.

Veracruz vs Cruz Azul: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score and Over 2.5 goals @ 2.25 odd.