Matchday 2 Juárez vs Cruz Azul Preview

Juárez is set to take on Cruz Azul in their second match of the early league year and Clausura.
FC Juarez v Cruz Azul - Torneo Apertura 2022 Liga MX
FC Juarez v Cruz Azul - Torneo Apertura 2022 Liga MX / Jam Media/GettyImages

AI Score has the match history as in favor of Cruz. In fact, Cruz Azul went 4-0-1 in their last five head to head matches. The last match went 2-0 to Cruz Azul.

World Soccer Talk has some concern entering the match as germansoccerboy wonders "Is Benteke gonna play?" To that avail, Oddsopedia thinks that Benteke will not play. To what I can find, Benteke is actually a MLS player that was never with either club but nice try germansoccerboy. Anyway, let's move on to who should play.

Moving on, the goaltenders are predicted to be Jurado and Mier. Juárez will also likely start Vukcevic, Ortiz, J. Garcia, Abella, Aitor, G. Garcia, Venegas, Escoto, Hurtado and Chavez. The Cruz Azul club is expected to counter with Ditta, Vargas, Piovi, Rivero, Lira, Rodriguez, Faravelli, Rotondi, Antuna and Fernandez.

Cesars Sportsbook expects a close interesting match of competition. It has odds of (+145) for Juárez, +(180) for the visiting Cruz Azul squad, and (+240) for a tie in the match. I expect that either team will pull it off 1-0 in a low scoring affair.