2019-20 Mexican Liga MX – Cruz Azul vs Tijuana Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Cruz Azul vs Tijuana kick off? Saturday 7th March, 2020 – 23:00 (UK)

Where is Cruz Azul vs Tijuana being played? Estadio Azteca

What TV channel is Cruz Azul vs Tijuana on? TUDN, ESPN Deportes (USA)

Where can I stream Cruz Azul vs Tijuana? TUDN En Vivo, ESPN Deportes+ (USA), OneSoccer (Canada)

Where can I get tickets for Cruz Azul vs Tijuana? https://www.stubhub.com/liga-mx-tickets/grouping/1510952/

THE TEAM NEWS

CRUZ AZUL

  • Cruz Azul have been the hottest team in the league over the last few weeks and their poor start to the season is a thing of the past now. They are riding a four-game winning streak after their 4-2 away win at Monarcas and, as a result, they sit at the top of the standings with 16 points.
  • Several players have been ruled out for Cruz Azul ahead of this contest. The list includes Pablo Aguilar, Gerardo Flores, Igor Lichnovsky and Milton Caraglio – all four should be treated as long-term absentees.

Expected starting XI: Jose de Jesus Corona; Juan Escobar, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Luis Romo, Adrian Aldrete; Yoshimar Yotun, Rafael Miranda Baca; Elias Hernandez, Roberto Alvarado, Orbelin Pineda; Jonathan Rodriguez

TIJUANA

  • Tijuana have been struggling badly over the past few weeks, and their 1-0 home loss to Puebla pushed their losing streak to two games while extending their winless streak to seven games (D3, L4). They sit in 16th place of the standings with only six points.
  • Xolos will be without centre-back Miguel Angel Barbieri, who will miss this contest due to a suspension after his red card last week. Mauro Lainez should return from a one-match suspension in this game.

Expected starting XI: Miguel Gibran Lajud; Aldo Cruz, Jordan Silva, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Vladimir Lorona; Christian Rivera, Jose Ignacio Rivero, Kevin Balanta; Miller Bolanos, Camilo Sanvezzo, Brayan Dennis Angulo

THE PREDICTION

Cruz Azul currently have the best attack in the Clausura with 19 goals scored, but they have also conceded 12 times which would suggest their games tend to be filled with goals. Tijuana, on the other hand, enter this game on the heels of a seven-game winless run while focusing almost entirely on the Copa MX, where they sit in the tournament’s semi-finals. Tijuana’s poor performances at the league level and the fact Cruz Azul will be at home should be enough reason to list the hosts as favourites.

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