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Cruz Azul second clash for Clausura 2022 is against Juárez. La Máquina won 2-0 against Tijuana in its first match of the tournament. Juan Reynoso boss decided to play with three of his five reinforcements for the tournament. Erik Lira, Uriel Antuna and Charly Rodríguez made their the debut with the Celeste club.
On the other hand, Tuca Ferreti’s men also won against Necaxa 2-1. The Uruguayan and former Girondins Bordeaux player, Diego Rolán scored a double to give the triumph to Juárez. The last clash between Cruz Azul and Juárez favored the ‘fronterizo’ club which won at Benito Juárez Olympic Stadium in the Apertura 2021 for 1-0.
Cruz Azul vs Juárez: Match Information
Date: Saturday, January 15th, 2022
Time: 9:00 PM (CT)
Location: Azteca Stadium, Mexico.
Cruz Azul vs Juárez: Times by State in the US
ET: 10:00 PM
CT: 9:00 PM
MT: 8:00 PM
PT: 7:00 PM
How to watch live Cruz Azul vs Juárez
US: TUDN USA, Univision
US: TUDN.com, TUDN App, Univision NOW
Cruz Azul vs Juárez head to head record
The last five meetings between Cruz Azul and Juárez have been favorable to La Máquina, which has won 4 of 5. In the Apertura 2021, Juárez broke a 4-game losing streak against La Máquina by winning 2-1. Cruz Azul played that match with 5 players who are already out of the squad.
Three of the four remaining matches were won at Cruz Azul's home. Two of them by a two-goal difference, while the other two matches were won by a single goal difference. Cruz Azul usually dominates Bravos de Juárez at the Azteca Stadium.
Cruz Azul vs Juárez: Predictions and odds
The odds are in favor of Cruz Azul. Juan Reynoso´s squad plays at home and their last match La Máquina won 2-0. FanDuel considers them strong favorites giving them -180 odds. Meanwhile, FanDuel does not think Bravos could beat Cruz Azul, giving them +490. Although Cruz Azul are clear favorites, both teams won their round 1 match for the Clausura 2022. On the other hand, the draw is given in +290 odds. If you want to get money go for the Juárez option or the draw, that seems more reasonable.
Cruz Azul News
Cruz Azul are still looking for more players to reinforce their squad although they have already signed 5 players. The board of directors consider that a center-back and a striker are missing in the club to have a strong squad for the Clausura 2022 tournament. Cerro Porteño defender Alexis Duarte is on Cruz Azul’s agenda, the 21 years-old Paraguayan seems to be a good option for the Celeste’s.
Meanwhile, Juárez wants to qualify to the Liguilla this tournament. Ferretti's boss is aware that the task is not easy due to the squad he has but the professionalism of the Brazilian coach has never been in doubt. The first match they showed a big improvement compared to the Apertura 2021. Uruguayan striker Diego Rolán seems to be the guy that will stand out for the frontier club.