Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul prediction: betting lines, odds & picks 09/18/2022

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Top betting lines and Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul predictions

Cruz Azul has the weakest defense in Liga MX this season. And the team will have to travel for this game and play in front of the unwelcoming Pumas UNAM crowd.

Pumas UNAM will defeat Cruz Azul

Both teams are bad this season. This is true. Pumas UNAM is in 16th place with 14 points while Cruz Azul is in 14th position with 15 points. That being said, we prefer Pumas UNAM for this game. Cruz Azul has the weakest defense this season and has conceded 31 goals in 14 games as of the 15th of September. Pumas UNAM lost only one of the last five Liga MX games.

Over 2.5 goals

We expect plenty of goals on the 18th of September as seven of the last 10 games between Pumas UNAM and Cruz Azul ended with over 2.5 goals. Cruz Azul has the poorest defensive stats this season with 31 conceded goals but Pumas UNAM isn’t doing that much better. The team has conceded 24 goals and this is further proof that the game on the 18th of September will have many goals.

Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul Prediction

Squad insight for Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul

There are some things that the two coaches must fix in their starting XI’s.

Pumas UNAM’s lineup

Juan Dinneno is Pumas UNAM’s top striker this season with six goals to his name. He will be in the starting XI for sure but others like Higor Meritao and Jero Rodriguez won’t be. Both of them are injured and will miss the Cruz Azul game.

Cruz Azul’s lineup

The key left-back Alejandro Mayorga is injured and will miss the game. The main right-back Juan Escobar is also injured and won’t be available to his coach. Coach Raul Gutierez will count on his favorite player Uriel Antuna to make the difference. He has the most playing time this season in the Cruz Azul squad – 1, 110 minutes.

Statistics and top Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul betting odds

Here is a list of all the major Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul stats that you’ll need for a successful bet:

A battle at the bottom of the table

The head-to-heads are quite evenly distributed between the two teams with Pumas UNAM winning four of the last 10 games, Cruz Azul winning four, and two games ending in draws. It will be a difficult game for Pumas UNAM but one that the home team will be able to win. Cruz Azul’s many injury issues in the defense will further make things hell for the newly-appointed head coach Raul Gutierez who just recently got his first Cruz Azul victory. We anticipate a hard-earned victory for Pumas UNAM this week.

Major Q&A for the upcoming Liga MX game between Pumas UNAM and Cruz Azul:

  • Which team has the worst defense in Liga MX? – Cruz Azul has conceded 31 goals this season.
  • Where will Pumas UNAM vs Cruz Azul be played? – Estadio Olimpico Universitario.
  • Where can I watch this game? – You can watch this game on TUDN.