CD Guadalajara, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 3-2 Liga MX (Apertura) triumph versus Atlas.
In that game, CD Guadalajara managed 57% possession and 11 shots at goal with 4 on target. For CD Guadalajara, the goals were scored by Uriel Antuna (36'), José Macías (41') and Isaác Brizuela (85'). At the other end, Atlas got 21 attempts at goal with 6 on target. Ignacio Jeraldino (87') and Ignacio Malcorra (96') scored for Atlas.
It has not been often in recent times that CD Guadalajara have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. The reality is that Chivas have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 6 goals on the way. That trend might not be sustained into this next game, of course.
Their prior results show that CD Guadalajara:
- have left without a victory over Cruz Azul in their last 2 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their last 5 league matches at home.
Since being beaten in their last game against Tigres de la UANL in Liga MX (Apertura) action, Cruz Azul will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Cruz Azul had 45% possession and 16 shots on goal with 5 on target. For their opponents, Tigres de la UANL got 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Nicolás López (69') and André-Pierre Gignac (78') scored for Tigres de la UANL.
Robert Siboldi’s Cruz Azul have had reason to celebrate scoring 6 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The total of goals that they have conceded during those matches equals 7.
Coming into this clash, Cruz Azul have not lost to CD Guadalajara when they’ve played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 29/07/2017 shows that CD Guadalajara have won 1 of these & Cruz Azul 3, with the number of drawn games being 2.
A sum of 13 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 5 of them for Chivas and 8 for La Máquina Azul. That is an average goals per game value of 2.17.
Team News: CD Guadalajara
CD Guadalajara manager Víctor Vucetich will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever coming into this game owing to a completely injury-free squad to pick from.
Team News: Cruz Azul
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available for selection, Cruz Azul boss Robert Siboldi has no fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We’ve got the feeling that Cruz Azul and CD Guadalajara may well find themselves both scoring in what promises to be a very even battle here.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore predicting a close game with a 1-1 score at the end of this game.
What are the best odds for the game?
Checking the latest betting odds for this match on the full-time result market, backing CD Guadalajara is best priced at 2.9, backing a draw is 3.4 and selecting a victory for Cruz Azul gets you 2.55. These are the most competitive prices on offer at this very moment.