Santos Laguna is ready to host Cruz Azul in Matchday 2 of the Liga MX Apertura 2021. This game will be held at the Nuevo Corona Stadium on August 1 at 7:00 PM (ET). For now, the Liga MX table continues with little movement, but after Matchday 2 things will start to change. As of today, more than 11 teams in the table have no wins, only losses and draws.
The home team, Santos Laguna, conquered the first victory of the season 3-0 against Necaxa, but that victory was on the road. The goals of that game were shared between Diego Valdés, Alberto Ocejo and Juan Ferney Otero. Last season, during the Apertura, the Laguneros lost in the quarterfinals 6-3 (Aggregate) against Monterrey.
Cruz Azul is looking for their first victory of the season after losing the first game 1-0 in the 2021 Apertura of the Liga MX against Mazatlán at home. That loss was painful, especially after Cruz Azul won two games against Mazatlán last season. But there are still many games ahead to collect points.
Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul: Match Information
Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021.
Time: 7:00 PM (ET)
Location: Estadio Corona, Torreón, Coahuilia.
Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul: Times by State in the US
ET: 7:00 PM
CT: 6:00 PM
MT: 5:00 PM
PT: 4:00 PM
Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul: Storylines
Last season was painful for Santos Laguna after losing the Liga MX 2020 final against Cruz Azul. But it was a good season, Santos Laguna averaged 1.93 goals per game for a total of 47 goals last season (2020-21). Santos Laguna finished in sixth place last season with 51 points and 14 wins with 11 losses and 9 draws.
Cruz Azul apart from winning the title last season, they were the first team with 70 points (the other team was America). Cruz Azul scored 49 goals, allowed only 27 and won 22 games with only 8 losses. Probably one of the best seasons for the team. Last season's goalscorer was also a Cruz Azul player, Jonathan Rodriguez with 21 goals.
Santos Laguna wants revenge. But the advantage is held by Cruz Azul with seven victories against Santos. Between 2020 and 2021 both teams met five times, three victories for Cruz Azul, one for Santos in January 2021 and a draw that was part of the Liga MX finals.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul in the U.S.
If you are interested in this game of the Apertura 2021 of the Liga MX, you can watch it on your TV or app by tuning into channels that will broadcast it in the United States: FOX Sports App, Fox Sports 2, Foxsports.com and FOX Deportes.
Santos Laguna vs Cruz Azul: Predictions And Odds
Santos Laguna and Cruz Azul open in DraftKings as underdogs. Officially there are no favorites for this game. The fans expect the game to be tough from the start. But from an analytical point of view, Santos Laguna with +135 odds is a bit more attractive than Cruz Azul with +235 odds. The draw for this game is at +210 odds.
*Odds via FanDuel