Cruz Azul vs Necaxa prediction, odds & betting tips – 03/17/2024

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Cruz Azul vs Necaxa Prediction
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Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes will host the match between Cruz Azul and Necaxa on the 17th of March. While coach Anselmi’s players have the home-field advantage on their side, we do believe the match is far likelier to result in a draw. Find out more about it in the following Cruz Azul vs Necaxa betting tips below.

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

Cruz Azul vs Necaxa prediction: The teams to share the spoils

Cruz Azul vs Necaxa predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Draw

⬆️ Over /⬇️ Under X.5 goals

 

Under 2.5 Goals

💥 Both teams to score

 

BTTS - No

Key Stats

  • There’s a stalemate in the head-to-head department, as the last five games resulted in two victories for Cruz Azul, two draws, and one draw.
  • Cruz Azul have the 3rd-best defense in the league, with 9 goals conceded.
  • Six of the last 10 head-to-heads saw no goals galore.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Anselmi’s troops huge favorites

  • HOME: -220 – 68.4%
  • DRAW: +350 – 21.6%
  • AWAY: +600 – 10.0%

*These Cruz Azul vs Necaxa odds are subject to change

A home win is priced at -220, making Cruz Azul the expected winners, with a staggering 68.4% win probability at -220. However, as you saw from our Cruz Azul vs Necaxa predictions above, we anticipate a draw at Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes this week.

It’s also very likely that we will see BTTS – No in this thrilling Liga MX meeting. The odds at -145 suggest a 59.18% likelihood.

Last five H2Hs: Level playing field

Mexico Liga MX 05/10/23

Necaxa

Necaxa

1
Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

3

Mexico Clausura 22/01/23

Necaxa

Necaxa

1
Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

0

America Friendlies 13/12/22

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

0
Necaxa

Necaxa

0

Mexico Apertura 30/07/22

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1
Necaxa

Necaxa

0

Mexico Clausura 07/05/22

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1 (3)
Necaxa

Necaxa

1 (1)

Neither side has the head-to-head advantage. The last five games resulted in two Cruz Azul wins, two triumphs for underdogs Necaxa, and one tie.

Cruz Azul team news and form: Anselmi’s boys dropped their guard down

After a wonderful run of victories, Cruz Azul’s momentum came to an abrupt end, with a couple of disappointing losses. Moreover, coach Anselmi won’t be able to count on one of his key players for the game at Estadio Ciudad de los Deportes, as Wiler Ditta earned a red card last week.

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

Mexico Liga MX 07/04/24

W

Monterrey

Monterrey

1

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

2

Mexico Liga MX 31/03/24

D

Unam Pumas

Unam Pumas

0

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

0

Mexico Liga MX 16/03/24

L

Necaxa

Necaxa

2

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Mexico Liga MX 10/03/24

L

Santos Laguna

Santos Laguna

3

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

0

Mexico Liga MX 03/03/24

W

Chivas Guadalajara

Chivas Guadalajara

0

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

3

Necaxa team news and form: Necaxa on the rise

Coach Eduardo Fentanes is fortunate to have all of his key players fit and ready for action ahead of the game on the 17th of March. This sheer fact alone is enough to give our Cruz Azul vs Necaxa predictions the edge.

Predicted lineup: Unsain (GK), Martinez, Pena, Oliveros, Rodriguez, Monreal, Gomez, Andrade, Garnica, Paradela & Cambindo

Mexico Liga MX 06/04/24

W

Tijuana

Tijuana

2

Necaxa

Necaxa

3

Mexico Liga MX 01/04/24

L

Leon

Leon

2

Necaxa

Necaxa

1

Mexico Liga MX 16/03/24

W

Cruz Azul

Cruz Azul

1

Necaxa

Necaxa

2

Mexico Liga MX 09/03/24

W

Atletico San Luis

Atletico San Luis

1

Necaxa

Necaxa

3

Mexico Liga MX 02/03/24

L

Mazatlan FC

Mazatlan FC

2

Necaxa

Necaxa

1

Player to watch: Angel Sepulveda

Former Queretaro superstar Angel Sepulveda is the player to watch in our Cruz Azul vs Necaxa predictions, as he earned coach Martin Anselmi’s trust to lead the attack. We believe we will see Sepulveda’s name among the starters for coach Martin Anselmi this week.

Cruz Azul vs Necaxa Player
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Top dog Sepulveda can’t stop scoring

With six goals to his name in the Liga MX campaign, Angel Sepulveda is the most frequent goalscorer for Cruz Azul this season. He’ll surely try to bag a few more against Necaxa.


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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.