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Cruz Azul first clash for Clausura 2022 is against Tijuana. La Máquina is ready to shine again after last year’s tournament did not end as the club wanted. Juan Reynoso’s squad was knocked out in the playoffs against Monterrey.
For Clausura 2022 the club have signed five quality players that excite Cruz Azul´s fans. Uriel Antuna, right-winger, and Alejandro Mayorga, left-back, arrived from Chivas. Erik Lira, defensive midfielder, came from Pumas, midfielder Charly Rodríguez from Monterrey, and striker Christian Tabó from Puebla.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Match Information
Date: Saturday, January 8th, 2022
Time: 9:00PM (CT)
Location: Azteca Stadium, Mexico.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: 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 Tijuana
US: TUDN USA, Univision
Mexico: Canal cinco y TUDN
US: TUDN.com, TUDN App
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana head to head record
Cruz Azul and Tijuana’s last five meetings have been favorable to La Máquina which has won 3 out 5. In the 2021 Apertura, the Celeste squad won by one goal difference, with a lonely goal of former Cruz Azul player Luis Romo. Same year but for the 2021 Clausura tournament, the match ended in a draw at Azteca Stadium.
2020 year was also favorable to Cruz Azul, in both tournaments, Apertura and Clausura, La Máquina won the games. In the Clausura, the Celestes won 4-2 and in the Apertura, the score was 2-1. The last fixture won by Xolos de Tijuana was in 2019 Apertura, when the north squad was led by Oscar Pareja.
Cruz Azul vs Tijuana: Predictions and odds
The odds are in favor of Cruz Azul. Juan Reynoso´s squad plays at home and last matchs have been won by La Máquina. Caliente considers them strongly favorites giving them -175 odds. Meanwhile, Caliente does not think Tijuana could beat Cruz Azul, giving them +525. Although Cruz Azul are clear favorites, it's the first Liga MX for both teams and nothing is known, so everything could happen. On the other hand, the draw is given in +300 odds. If you want to get money go for Tijuana´s option or the draw, that seems more reasonable.
Cruz Azul News
Cruz Azul had a deep change in its squad, losing players like Luis Romo, Walter Montoya, and Orbelín Pineda among others. Key players are left but Cruz Azul's board of directors also knew how to manage to supply the departures of those players. As we mentioned before, already five signings are closed for Cruz Azuland they seem to be great players for the squad.
Meanwhile, Tijuana added rigth-winger Renato Ibarra to their squad ahead of Clausura 2022. During the last three years, Tijuana´s board of directors have hired almost 50 players without reaching the playoffs in the 6 tournaments in which Tijuana have played. The north squad desperately are looking to reach again the liguilla.