Monterrey – Cruz Azul SOCCER PICKS
Monterrey and Cruz Azul meet at Estadio Azteca, in a match for this phase of the First Division (Apertura – Semi-finals). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 4 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 01-11-2018, ended with the victory of Cruz Azul by (0-2). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this stage of the First Division (Apertura – Semi-finals) after having eliminated Santos Laguna, after an away win by (0-2) and a victory by (1-0) at home in the previous tie. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 20 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium, with 28 goals scored and 17 suffered. In the last 9 home matches for the championship Monterrey won 7, tied 1 and lost 1, so they have won 22 points out of 27 possible.
In this competition, he won the last 5 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 games played in this competition, he got the comeback in 2 of the 5 matches in which he suffered the first goal.
There is no doubt that Monterrey have conditions to move phase and certainly will fight with all their strength, because being eliminated in the semifinal is something that does not go through his head. From this phase there are no more weak teams and all the teams that came here have conditions to fight for the title, so the locals want to avoid a negative result. Throughout the game they must try to have control of the game, marking firm, having intelligence to touch the ball and being efficient in the attack, because they can reach the necessary score to reach the duel back, which will be in the home of his rival. In this duel will go to the field the best players that are available.
The visiting team reaches this phase of the First Division (Opening – Semi-finals) after having eliminated Querétaro, with a draw by (1-1) at home and a win by (0-2) away in the previous tie. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 11 victories and 4 draws in his stadium. In the last 9 away matches for the championship Cruz Azul has 4 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 27 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 9 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 8 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 19 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have yet to make a come-back in 2. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 15 away matches for all competitions: they have suffered 6 of their 14 goals between minutes (76 ‘) -90 ‘).
If the Blue Cross is where it is, it is by its own merit, so we can not rule out its quality to continue forward in the competition, since having its goals should make the game quite balanced. No doubt you will not have facilities and the fact of facing a complicated adversary worries you a little more, for that reason, your idea is to know the right moments to act and not make mistakes, because in this way you will increase the probability of obtaining the necessary result to the game back. As you decide the classification in your domains you want an advantage, because in the next match between the two you can have more calm and tranquility to achieve the qualification. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.