Cruz Azul vs Monterrey prediction, odds & betting tips – 05/20/2024

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2nd Round

Cruz Azul vs MOnterrey prediction
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Cruz Azul and Monterrey will go head-to-head on the 20th of May in a decisive second-leg semi-final match at Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes. Will Cruz Azul hang on to their one-goal lead or will Rayados prove they are one of the best teams in the league with a victory against Anselmi’s side? Find out the answer in the following Cruz Azul vs Monterrey betting tips.

The key Liga MX predictions can be found on our website.

Cruz Azul vs Monterrey prediction: Cruz Azul will advance

Cruz Azul vs Monterrey predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Cruz Azul to Win

💥 Both teams to score

Yes

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals

Yes

Key Stats

  • Cruz Azul recorded three consecutive victories over in-form Monterrey.
  • Monterrey got kicked out of the CONCACAF Champions League.
  • We saw goals galore in three of the last four Cruz Azul vs Monterrey head-to-heads.
  • Two of Monterrey’s previous three Liga MX outings resulted in BTTS.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Home-field support could be crucial

  • HOME: +140 – 40.2%
  • DRAW: +250 – 28.0%
  • AWAY: +205 – 31.8%

*These Cruz Azul vs Monterrey odds are subject to change

As you can see from the odds in our Cruz Azul vs Monterrey prediction, we have coach Anselmi’s boys down as the expected winners this week, with a 40.2% win probability behind them at +140. In the meantime, Monterrey’s odds at +205 barely give the visitors a 31.8% success chance. We believe in BTTS at Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, as the odds priced at –105 give our key betting tip a 50.84% success probability.

Last five H2Hs: Cruz Azul are beating Monterrey quite frequently

Mexico Liga MX 17/05/24

Monterrey

Monterrey

0
Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Mexico Liga MX 07/04/24

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

2
Monterrey

Monterrey

1

Mexico Liga MX 28/08/23

Monterrey

Monterrey

1
Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

2

Mexico Clausura 14/01/23

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

2
Monterrey

Monterrey

3

Mexico Apertura 16/10/22

Monterrey

Monterrey

3
Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

0

Make sure to check out the following Cruz Azul vs Monterrey statistics before placing a bet on this match.

Cruz Azul team news and form: Crazy good form by Anselmi’s troops

It’s always difficult to avoid defeat at Estadio BBVA. However, coach Martin Anselmi’s players did more than that. They managed to get an impressive 0-1 win over Monterrey at their shrine. If they manage to hold on to the one-goal advantage at Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, they are through to the final.

Predicted lineup: Mier (GK), Piovi, Salcedo, Lira, Rodriguez, Faravelli, Gutierrez, Rotondi, Huescas, Antuna & Sepulveda

Europe Friendlies 23/06/24

W

Mineros de Zacatecas

Mineros de Zacatecas

0

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

2

Europe Friendlies 22/06/24

D

Chivas Guadalajara

Chivas Guadalajara

3

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

3

Mexico Liga MX 27/05/24

L

Club America

Club America

1

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

0

Mexico Liga MX 24/05/24

D

Club America

Club America

1

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Mexico Liga MX 20/05/24

L

Monterrey

Monterrey

2

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Monterrey team news and form: Missed chances equal disappointment

Coach Ortiz was fuming after the hard-to-swallow defeat against Cruz Azul. Understandably, Monterrey were the better of the two teams on the pitch. They had 59.0% possession and 13 shots at target. However, the players failed to make chances count and unsurprisingly lost.

Predicted lineup: Andrada (GK), Guzman, Medina, Vegas, Arteaga, Meza, Romo, Rodriguez, Gallardo, Canales & Berterame

Mexico Liga MX 20/05/24

W

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Monterrey

Monterrey

2

Mexico Liga MX 17/05/24

L

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Monterrey

Monterrey

0

Mexico Liga MX 13/05/24

D

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1

Monterrey

Monterrey

1

Mexico Liga MX 10/05/24

W

Tigres UANL

Tigres UANL

1

Monterrey

Monterrey

2

CONCACAF Champions Cup 02/05/24

L

Columbus Crew

Columbus Crew

3

Monterrey

Monterrey

1

Player to watch: Sergio Canales

Sergio Canales was among the starters for his manager in the game against Cruz Azul at Estadio BBVA, but it didn’t amount to anything positive. The former Real Betis star did make a few long-range shots, but that’s about all the influence he had on the game.

Cruz Azul vs Monterrey player
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Canales can be crucial

Sergio Canales is one of the most frequent scorers and key creators on the team. If our Cruz Azul vs Monterrey predictions succeed, it would be because coach Martin Anselmi has found a way to neutralize the attacking midfielder.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.