Prediction and odds for the game: Club America (31/10) v Cruz Azul (8/5)
We are backing the draw at odds of 9/4
When: Monday 16th March 2020, Kick-off 02:15 AM (GMT)
Where: Estadio Azteca
In the early hours of Monday (GMT), Club America host Cruz Azul in Liga MX, as the two teams look to move closer to league leaders Leon at the top of the table. The clash will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus.
The home side are currently third place in the table, four points off the top of the table, and two points off the second-place visitors. After a good start to their league campaign, the Eagles have now picked up just one point from their last two outings. Last time out in Liga MX, Miguel Herrera’s team drew 3-3 Pumas UNAM.
However, they followed up the draw with a 3-0 CONCACAF Champions League win over MLS’ Atlanta United. The second leg of the tie is due to take place on Thursday but has been postponed due to coronavirus.
Club America have a highly inconsistent home record of late at the Azteca, as they have won just three of their last eight matches. Although they have not always been prolific on home soil in the Mexican top-flight, Club America have failed to score just once in their last 16 home games.
The visitors head into this game on the back of a nine-game unbeaten run in all competitions, seven of which have been in the Mexican top spot. A 4-2 home win over Tijuana last time out means they have won their last five league games.
Robert Siboldi’s team has been lethal in front of goal of late in Liga MX, scoring at least twice in their last seven outings. The home sides efforts in attack have contributed to over 2.5 goals scored in their previous 11 league matches.
The visitors are on a run of three games unbeaten on their travels in Liga MX, having claimed wins in their last two league matches. In their last away game in the Mexican top-flight, Cruz Azul recorded at 4-2 win at Morelia.
The game was another high-scoring away game for the visitors in Liga MX, as their last five away matches in the league have produced over 2.5 goals. The fact that they have conceded at least two goals in four of their last five league matches on their travels.
Neither team has dominated this derby match in recent seasons, as each team has claimed two wins and two games have finished in draws in the last six Liga MX meetings. We are backing another draw, as once again there is little between the two teams. The other bet we are backing is the over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11 because both teams have been involved in high-scoring matches of late.
Verdict: We are backing the draw at odds of 9/4 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 10/11.[geosnippet id=3620]
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