Clausura Matchday 4 of 17
Queretaro FC vs Cruz Azul
Estadio Corregidora, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico
In the upcoming fixture of the Liga Mexico, Matchday 4, Queretaro will take on Cruz Azul at the Estadio Corregidora. Going in the matchup, Cruz Azul stands 17th with 5 wins and 16 points from 11 matches played so far in the contest. On the other hand, Queretaro stands 17th with just a win and 9 points. With teams looking secure a spot in the top 12 standings, the upcoming matchup is likely to give Cruz Azul an extended opportunity to claim three important win points against struggling Queretaro. The two teams last played in August 2022, and Cruz Azul won (2-1). Cruz Azul has won 4 of the last 5 matches against Queretaro, which is why the odds will be favoring Cruz Azul to win.Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Queretaro FC - Coming off a Draw Against FC Juarez (DLWDD)
For the upcoming rescheduled fixture from match day 4, Queretaro FC will be looking to continue their striking form from the last match against Juarez. In the last match against Juarez (2-2), Rodrigo Lopez and Pablo Barrera scored goals, and the momentum was with Queretaro towards the end. When playing at home, Queretaro FC averages 1.40 goals in the last 10 home matches. Hence, the scoring momentum might be with Queretaro for the upcoming fixture. Compared to the scoring average, the conceding average is also high at 1.50 goals, which makes Queretaro likely to concede at least a goal from the opposition. In the last 5 matches played, Queretaro has scored 5 goals, averaging 1 goal per game. Hence, Queretaro is likely to at least score a goal. For the upcoming matchup, Queretaro will be missing out on Jose Antonio Maduena due to injury. 1
Expected Opening Lineup for Queretaro FC
Gil Alcalá, Omar Israel Mendoza, Kevin Balanta, Miguel Ángel Barbieri, Rafael Fernandez, Rodrigo Lopez, Christian Rivera, Kevin Escamilla, Pablo Barrera, Angel Baltazar Sepulveda, Ettson Ayon.
Cruz Azul - Coming off Back to Back Wins in the Competition (WWLWW)
Going in the matchup, Cruz Azul is coming off a win against Atletico de San Luis (1-0), in which Ivan Morales scored the only goal, and that too on a penalty in the 82nd minute of play. Throughout the 90 minutes of play, Cruz Azul did dominate the match and had momentum in their favor. When playing in away fixtures, Cruz Azul doesn’t possess a decent record. In the last 10 away matches, Cruz Azul’s striking average is just 1.20 goals, which might not be enough to win comprehensively. Against the scoring average, their conceding average is 2.50 goals, which can be minimized in order to win and dominate the opposition. In the last 5 matches played, Cruz Azul has scored 5 goals, averaging 1 goal per game.
Expected Opening Lineup for Cruz Azul
José de Jesus Corona, Ignacio Rivero, Juan Escobar, Ramiro Funes Mori, Julio Cesar Dominguez, Ramiro Carrera, Erik Lira, Uriel Antuna, Carlos Rodriguez, Carlos Rodolfo Rotondi, Augusto Lotti.
Expert Betting Tips
Apart from the scoring and conceding average of Cruz Azul in away matches, Cruz Azul has won 4 of its last 5 matches in clean sheets. Though the winning margin is just by a goal, Cruz Azul will be fancying its chances of winning. Hence, I am expecting either Cruz Azul to win or the match to end in a draw. As the two sides have demonstrated decent goal-scoring averages in the last 5 matches played, I am expecting both teams to score. Moreover, the match total is expected to be under 2.5 goals.
- Both Teams to Score - Yes for 1.70
- Total Under 2.5 for 1.95
- Digit 0 Will Be In The Score - No for 1.67