Cruz Azul vs. Santos Laguna Santos Laguna Pick & Prediction AUG 6th 2022

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Santos Laguna vs. Cruz Azul: to climb positions

The action continues in the Liga México and the 2022 Opening Tournament is red hot considering that several teams are already emerging as clear candidates to fight for the title until the final, while others want to earn their place in the playoffs to surprise in the playoffs. Indeed, next Saturday will close in the best way when Santos Laguna receives the powerful Cruz Azul at his home.

On the one hand, the Saints want to recover all the ground lost in the Apertura Tournament and although they are not favorites of the sports predictions to qualify among the first four teams heading to the quarterfinals, those led by Eduardo Fentanes want to give the blow against one of the historical Mexican soccer.

For its part, the Cement Machine is not going through its best present, although it is in time to prove its worth considering that it is one of the sports betting candidates to classify among the first four teams, thus avoiding the much-feared playoff zone .

Last Santos Laguna matches

Eduardo Fentanes is not entirely satisfied with the performance of his team, although Santos Laguna's performance is acceptable. This is due to the fact that the team does not have hierarchical players in all its lines, but the collective game allows it to stay in the qualifying zone for the playoffs,

So far, Santos Laguna remains in eleventh place in the standings with 10 points in five disputed days where he has accumulated two wins, one draw and two losses in the tournament. In addition, he converted seven goals in favor and received the same amount, showing that defensive weaknesses should be the first point to correct if the Saints want to climb positions and dream of going directly to the quarterfinals despite the fact that they are not clear favorites in sports predictions.

In their debut, Santos Laguna defeated Rayados de Monterrey 4-3 in one of the matches that will remain in the memory of the fans considering the amount of emotions in ninety minutes. Subsequently, Santos lost 1-0 against Puebla in a logical result considering the immediate background of both teams. Then, Santos drew 1-1 against Guadalajara, lost 2-1 to Toluca and beat defending two-time champion Atlas de Guadalajara 1-0 in a clash that could be the starting point for Santos to take off in the tournament.

It is worth remembering that Santos Laguna has a pending confrontation against America that will be played next Wednesday, September 14.

Last Cruz Azul matches

The Cement Machine is submerged in an unpleasant moment. The adverse results accumulate, the team is in the middle of the table and the objective of qualifying among the first four teams directly towards the quarterfinals seems to be getting away day after day.

It is true that the arrival of the Uruguayan Diego Aguirre at the head of the team served to decompress and change the air after the departure of Juan Reynoso. However, the team has not yet shown its hierarchy and will have to react as soon as possible so as not to lose sight of the main objective.

So far, Cruz Azul has accumulated 8 points in the tournament and is in tenth place in the standings. In addition, the Cement Machine had two wins, two draws and two losses with nine goals scored and the same number of goals conceded, reflecting good offensive power and some defensive misunderstandings that should be corrected as soon as possible.

In the debut, Cruz Azul beat Tigres 3-2 as a visitor in an unexpected result for sports betting. Then, the Cement Machine was defeated 2-1 against Pachuca and then fell 3-2 against the two-time champion, Atlas de Guadalajara. Subsequently, Cruz Azul drew 2-2 against Puebla, drew goalless against Atlético San Luis and returned to victory on the last day after a tight 1-0 against Necaxa.

Background between both

Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul played 49 games in the Mexican League with 20 Santos wins, 12 draws and 17 wins for the Cement Machine. Likewise, at the TSM Corona Stadium they met 24 times with 13 wins for Santos, seven draws and four wins away from Cruz Azul.

One thing to keep in mind when it comes to the Liga México predictions is that the last clash between the two at the TSM Corona Stadium was a 1-1 draw for the second day of the 2021 Opening Tournament.

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Santos has several players who must be followed closely in the face of the duel against Cruz Azul. In effect, Eduardo Aguirre, Fernando Gorriarán, Harold Preciado, Félix Torres, Juan Brunetta and Brian Lozano each converted a goal and can lose their level at any moment.

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For its part, the Cement Machine has Santiago Giménez as the top scorer with five goals in the tournament, while Rafael Baca, Ángel Romero, Tabó and Morales each scored a goal in the tournament.

Sports bets

The main sports betting houses agree on the favoritism of Santos Laguna to keep the three points according to all the Liga México forecasts. Indeed, the local victory of Santos offers a quota of 2.20, placing the tie at 3.25 and the away victory of Cruz Azul at 3.20.

Bearing in mind that these are two teams with similar realities, the double chance is a good option so as not to be left empty-handed. Santos Laguna or tie offer 1.36, tie or Cruz Azul 1.61 and Santos or Cruz Azul 1.33.

On the other hand, if both teams convert, the sum to be received will be 1.95, while the correct score of 1-1 is the favorite result whose quota is 6.50.

Finally, the goal at any time by Harold Preciado offers a price of 3.40, leaving the first or last goal by Santiago Giménez at 11.00.

Schedules and television

Mexico: Saturday 9:05 p.m. TUDN live, VIX and Blim TV.

United States: 10:05 p.m. Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports App.

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