After the national team stoppage for the FIFA date, Matchday 13 of the LIGA MX- Guard1anes 2021 tournament returns in its closing stage. The match will be between the undisputed leader of the tournament and the team that occupies last place in the classification table. On Friday, April 2, Juárez FC will host Cruz Azul at the Benito Juárez University Olympic Stadium, in the city of Juárez.
How Did Cruz Azul and Juarez Get Here?
The Cruz Azul Celestes are coming to this match with an exciting streak of 10 consecutive games won and a score of 30 out of 36 possible points. Their record has brought them to be the absolute leaders of the tournament and the first classified in the postseason of Mexican soccer. Their closest competitor is Club América, who with 28 points and after the tie at “La Bombonera” between Puebla and Toluca, is second classified for the postseason.
Cruz Azul players will have about 2 weeks off for the FIFA date with only 4 players being called up for the Mexican team. At this time, those led by Juan Reynoso will have to think about both La Liguilla and the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League. They will have to visit Arcahaie FC in the Dominican Republic on April 6 in the first leg and April 13 in the second leg.
The Maquina Celeste come from beating Atlas 3-2 in their last match with an excellent performance by Jonathan Javier Rodríguez.
You can watch the best moments of the last match played by Cruz Azul at:
On the other hand, Juárez FC continues to extend the negative streak that has accompanied them throughout the tournament. Their last victory was achieved on Matchday 7 against Mazatlán 1-0, and from then on, they have only added 1 point to their record. Juárez seems to be the team with the worst goal difference in the tournament with a total of -13, which results in 8 goals for and 21 against, an average of almost 2 goals received for each game.
Juárez is looking to get out of their bad streak as achieving a victory against the leader of the tournament could give them the necessary push to get out of the last place in the leaderboard. The last match played by Juárez was a bottom-row fight as they faced Necaxa in Aguascalientes and were defeated 1-0 with a terrible offensive performance by the team. During this match, they had 7 shots and only 1 on target.
You can watch the best moments of the last match played by Juarez at:
The Background Between Cruz Azul vs Juarez
The Last 4 Games:
- Cruz Azul won 4 games with 10 goals in total
- Juarez won 0 games with 2 goals in total
Important Game Information
- When is it? The game will be on Friday, April 2, 2021.
- What time is it? The game starts at 21:30 ET.
- Where? Olympic University Benito Juárez Stadium, in the city of Juarez.
- Where can I watch it? TUDN Mexico, TV Azteca.
Betting Line for Cruz Azul vs Juarez LIGA MX 2021 Matchday 13
The antecedents show us 4 previous clashes between Cruz Azul and Juarez, two in Copa MX and two in LIGA MX. In them, Cruz Azul has won the 4 games with 10 goals scored and 2 against. For this match, we know that Juarez is going to play a very offensive game, and due to the average number of goals that they have received in this tournament, the winner is very clear. The chip is up of the goals +21/2 and a clear victory for the leaders Cruz Azul.
- Spread: -1/2 (-) – Cruz Azul +1/2 (+) – Juarez
- Moneyline: + – Cruz Azul + – Juarez
- Goals: +21/2 – Cruz Azul -21/2 – Juarez
- Cruz Azul: 49.0%
- Juarez: 26.9%
- Draw: 24.1%