Cruz Azul will be hosting Mazatlán today at the iconic Estadio Azteca for the ninth round of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021. This meeting will face the leaders of the tournament, who are in hot-form and recording a win after another in the last six rounds, against a side that's not having such a good performance at all, but that got some good results. Find here everything there is to know about this exciting Mexican league game, such as the match preview, information, storylines, predictions, odds, and even how to watch or live stream it in the US.

The squad coached by Juan Reynoso Guzmán is impressing everyone in the Mexican tournament as they overcame two defeats at the beginning of the competition to record six straight victories up to now, which sees them probably as the main title-contenders. 

Things seem as hard as they get for Mazatlán in this clash. It's obvious the huge difference between both teams and their current form in the league is a signal of that. However, the team will try to make the surprise at the Estadio Azteca and cut with Cruz Azul's winning run.

Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán: Match Information

Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Time: 10 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City.

Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán: Time by State in the US

ET: 10 PM 
CT: 9 PM
MT: 8 PM
PT: 7 PM

Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán: Storylines and Head-to-Head

The hosts return home seeking for their seventh straight win in the Mexican league, where they are settling at the top. The Máquina didn't have a perfect start to the tournament, as they lost in the two first rounds, but they had a great attitude to turn around things and now they are one of the most frightened teams in the competition. 

Cruz Azul has recorded six straight wins from the third round up to know and now they will look to continue in that path when hosting Mazatlán, who looks weaker ahead of this clash. Tomás Boy's side isn't doing too bad currently, in fact they are inside pre-playoff spots.

Mazatlán have recovered from a three-straight losing streak by destroying Querétaro in the last round, but they have to improve their form on the road, as they lost their last four games away in Liga MX. This will be the second time these two sides meet in the Mexican league, after a Cruz Azul 3-2 victory in 2020.

Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Table

The leaders Cruz Azul stand at the top of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament standings after clinching 18 points so far, due to their six-game winning streak. Meanwhile, Mazatlán find themselves way behind the first place, beign at the 12th position with 10 points.

Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Top Scorers

Cruz Azul: Guillermo Fernández, Luis Romo, Jonathan Rodríguez and Juan Escobar (2 each)
Mazatlán: Fernando Aristeguieta and Camilo Da Silva (3 each)

How to watch or live stream Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán in the US

The game between Cruz Azul and Mazatlán to be played at the Estadio Azteca for the ninth round of the Liga MX 2021 will be broadcasted in the US by ESPN Deportes+, TUDN.com, Univision NOW, TUDN App, ESPN Deportes, TUDN USA and UniMás.

Cruz Azul vs Mazatlán: Predictions and Odds

In this game it is quite clear who are the favorites and who would be the underdogs. Taking into account Cruz Azul's form and their current position it is understandable that they are favorites for FanDuel too, who gave the hosts odds of -220 to win. On the other hand, the triumph of Mazatlán looks less probable as it would result in a +500 payout, while a tie was given odds of +340.

  FanDuel
Cruz Azul -220
Tie +340
Mazatlán +500

* Odds via FanDuel