Cruz Azul will try to continue with their great form when hosting Atlas, who are also going through a good streak in the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021. The Cementeros seem to be the strongest team in the competition, due to the amazing job they've done so far. The visitors have also been good lately, so there will be two good runs at risk in this clash. Find out here how to watch the game in the US, the storylines, predictions, and odds.
The current leader of the Mexican league seems to be invincible ever since they claimed their first win in the competition after the second round. Last weekend, they have beaten Monterrey in a hard-fought 1-0 win, which meant their ninth consecutive victory in the league.
Atlas have a remarkable record as well, although they are not in such an amazing shape as the hosts. Still, Leandro Cufré's side has managed to remain undefeated for a good amount of games recently. Now they'll face one of the most difficult tasks visiting the apparently unstoppable Cruz Azul.
Cruz Azul vs Atlas: Match Information
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 9 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Cruz Azul vs Atlas: Time by State in the US
ET: 9 PM
CT: 8 PM
MT: 7 PM
PT: 6 PM
Cruz Azul vs Atlas: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Cruz Azul became an extremely strong team in the current Mexican league, after overcoming a difficult start to the tournament. They claimed nine straight victories after losing in the first two rounds, and look as a clear title contender. Juan Reynoso Guzmán's team is one triumph away of reaching a ten-game winning streak for the first time for La Máquina since 1972.
Atlas, however, have also had a string of good results lately. They were unbeaten in their last eight games, although in fact they lost against América on the pitch but received the three points anyways after the Águilas used a non-registered player. They head to this game after winning at Puebla's ground last weekend.
The head-to-head between them shows that Cruz Azul have been dominant over Atlas in Liga MX, as they grabbed the victory 21 times, while the Rojinegros defeated the Cementeros on 11 games, and they tied in eight matches.
Cruz Azul vs Atlas: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Standings
Cruz Azul are the leaders of the Mexican league with 27 points after their nine consecutive triumphs, putting them in a comfortable position to reach the playoffs. Atlas, on the other hand, are currently sixth, with 18 points.
Cruz Azul vs Atlas: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Top Scorers
Cruz Azul: Jonathan Rodríguez, Roberto Alvarado (3)
Atlas: Ian Jairo Misael Torres, Aldo Rocha (2)
How to watch or live stream Cruz Azul vs Atlas in the US
ESPN Deportes+, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN App, ESPN Deportes, TUDN USA and Univision will broadcast the Round 12 game of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 to be played between Cruz Azul and Atlas.
Cruz Azul vs Atlas: Predictions and Odds
The hosts' impressive form has been so impressive that any time they play it seems likely that they'll grab another win. FanDuel sees them as favorites for this clash, as they've given -135 odds to a Cruz Azul victory, while an Atlas triumph would result in an impressive +370 payout, and a tie was given odds of +250.
* Odds via FanDuel