Cruz Azul and Tijuana face off to conclude the regular season of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021. This 17th round game will see an away side that is hoping to get between the first twelve and advance to the next round, while the hosts know they will finish atop no matter the result. Take a look at the preview, predictions, odds, and how to watch this game in the US.
The Máquina Cementera have been outstanding this season. Nobody could beat them from round 3 onwards, and they remained at the top of the table after recording a record 13-straight victories. They are expected to fight for the trophy, and this match could hand them a boost before the playoffs.
It seems as tough as it gets for the visitors. The Xolos have lacked consistency in the league, and that ended up with Pablo Guede stepping down from his duties as the first team coach. With Robert Siboldi on the bench, Tijuana will look to grab an epic win in the Estadio Azteca to move onto the following stage of the competition.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Match Information
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time: 8 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Time by State in the US
ET: 8 PM
CT: 7 PM
MT: 6 PM
PT: 5 PM
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Storylines and Head-to-Head
Cruz Azul have already booked a playoff ticket several weeks ago, as they became an unstoppable force in the Liga MX 2021. Juan Reynoso's boys strengthened themselves game after game and no team has been able to beat them since the second round. Last weekend, they defeated Atlético San Luis.
Meanwhile, Tijuana have a lot to play for in this game. This will be the last chance for them to step up and claiming a spot in the next round of the tournament. The Xolos earned an important victory over Necaxa in Round 16, but they must win in the upcoming match to make the pre-playoff stage.
These two have faced each other 19 times so far. Cruz Azul won most of those games as they claimed eight triumphs, while Tijuana were the winners in four matches, and they've tied in seven duels.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Liga MX Tournament 2021 Standings
Cruz Azul are the leaders of the Liga MX standings and will finish the regular season in that position no matter the outcome of this game. The Cementeros amassed 40 points so far, and América won't surpass them as they have 35. On the other hand, Tijuana have 19 points and sit 14th in the table, which is why they need to win to advance in the competition.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 Top Scorers
Cruz Azul: Jonathan Rodríguez (9)
Tijuana: Fidel Martínez (8)
How to watch or live stream Cruz Azul vs Tijuana in the US
The 17th round match of the Liga MX Guard1anes Tournament 2021 to be played between Cruz Azul and Tijuana will be broadcast in the US by TUDN App, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, ESPN Deportes, TUDN USA, Univision, and ESPN Deportes+.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Predictions and Odds
Bookmakers in the US have already placed their bets ahead of this clash, and the hosts seem to be favorites. FanDuel has given odds of -110 to Cruz Azul, while Tijuana have +290. A tie, on the other hand, would result in a +250 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel.