Tigres UANL Vs Cruz Azul Predictions, Betting Odds And Picks

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, , , , , , Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul Prediction Tigres UANL is the favorite despite having had to battle it out against Cruz Azul in five of their previous meetings. In those matches they have won two times and lost only once, last year in league.

In the quarter-finals, Tigres won the first half. However, they had to defend the second when Nico Lopez was sent off. They won 1-0 despite having to adjust their strategy after Nico Lopez was sent off.

Jesus Duenas scored the winning goal just before halftime. Tigres had 57 percent of the possession in the first half and managed seven shots at goal. That was halved in the second half as they managed just three shots while having just 31 percent of the possession.

Cruz Azul battled hard in the second half and had 11 attempts at goal but managed just three on target and failed to get any of them past the keeper. The home team will feel the pressure and they’ll be trying to pick up where they left off.

However, we expect Tigres to hold their ground in the second leg. They will be able to squeeze through the second leg due how they have managed their slim lead for the third part of the match. They are a huge positive sign going into the game with their steadfast defense.

Tigres UANL Must Keep Their Form to Register Another Win

Tigres UANL didn’t enjoy a great league season, and was forced to settle for second. Although they had the chance to take Pachuca’s top spot, the Tigres UANL lost the fight in the final three games.

Tigres had a great start to the season and were among the favourites to win the league title. They had lost just once in their opening 11 games – winning eight and drawing twice from the other ones.

However, they were unable to sustain their momentum after losing to Pachuca early in April. They took the title from Tigres with a 2-1 loss after Victor Guzman’s last winner was defeated.

Up and Then Down Miguel Herrera’s team bounced back with wins against Queretaro and Toluca, but lost the last three matches. Rodrigo Aguirre’s and Alonso Escoboza’s early goals saw them lose 2-0 to Club Necaxa. The home side took a two-goal lead inside the first 25 minutes, and Tigres could not respond quickly enough or well enough to begin to overturn it.

Diego Valdes scored for Club America in each half, ending Tigres’s chance of reaching the top of the league table. They fell 6 points behind Pachuca on the league table, with only one remaining match.

They tried their best to win the last day’s match to gain momentum for the quarterfinals, but couldn’t. They drew 1-1 against Atlas, and even that required a 92nd-minute penalty from Nico Lopez to salvage the point.

Confidence levels not fully up

Tigres had lost six more matches in these last six games than in any other match this season. This was evident in the sometimes circumspect and sloppy football that they played during the first leg. In the quarterfinal, they were not able to match Cruz Azul’s best and the team was down to 10 men.

Jesus Duenas scored the goal just before half-time, which was crucial for Azul. Nico Lopez was then sent off after an hour. The Tigres defence held them back and they could not win the match.

The home team will try to tie the game early in the second half, but they will need to guard against a comeback. The two teams were up 2-0 when they met, but the match ended in a draw at 2-2. Jose Rivero and Luis Abram scored in each half’s injury time.

Injuries

Nico Lopez will miss the match after being given a straight-red card. Although he was originally given a yellow card by VAR, the VAR later changed that to red. He will be suspended until Tigres reach the semi-finals.

Manager Miguel Herrera won’t be watching from the sidelines, after being sent off himself during the match. Tigres have no injuries and should be able to bring everyone they need for the match.

Cruz Azul Must Perform at a Higher Level

Cruz Azul fell short during their league season, and they will hope to avoid that happening again in the next leg. Although they could have placed in the top four during the league stage, they managed just five points out of their five remaining matches. This meant that they missed the automatic qualification for quarter-final.

They lost to Guadalajara, Atletico De San Luis and drew against Club America and Mazatlan. Their only win in the last 6 matches was against Queretaro – a side who finished 16th in the league. Even in that game, they managed to score just once, and that goal came via Pablo Aguilar in the 74th minute.

Iffy Reclassification Round. Azul Gets the Job Done

In the reclassification round they faced Club Necaxa. They could not win the game in the normal time. They took the lead early in the second half after the two sides failed to break each other down in the first 45 minutes of the game.

Juan Escobar handed them the lead in the 56th minute but that did not translate into control of the game. They had just 40 percent of the possession in the second half and scored with their only shot on target.

Club Necaxa kept knocking on the doors throughout the second period and eventually got the equalizer just minutes later. Rodrigo Aguirre scored in the 88th minute, and after a lengthy VAR check, the goal was awarded – taking the game to the penalty shootout.

Sebastian Jurado, who saved two goals in the shootout against Fabricio Formiliano & Arturo Palma was their hero. Luis Abram, Adrian Aldrete and Angel Romero all scored for Azul and won 3-1.

Signs of Dominance It was exactly the opposite for the quarterfinal first leg. Azul won the second half, but didn’t score a goal. They were up against ten men for over 30 minutes but managed just three shots on target from their 11 attempts. If Juan Maximo Reynoso and his men want to beat Tigres to make it to the semifinals, they’ll need to be as determined this time around.

Injuries and Suspensions

Cruz Azul should not have any players injured, suspended or removed from the team for the second leg.

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How to Watch Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul

Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul Information Teams Tigres UANL vs Cruz Azul Location Estadio Universitario Time Sunday, May 15 at 9. 05pm EST How to Watch Univision networks TUDN and UniMas, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Fox Deportes

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