Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 10/08/2023

*These betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Picks and Liga MX Predictions

Fans will gather at Estadio Azteca on the 8th of October to observe the can’t-miss Liga MX duel between Cruz Azul and Pumas UNAM. This interesting game is analyzed in the Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM betting tips below.

Free Liga MX predictions can be found on Football Whispers’ website.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • Chief defensive midfielder Kevin Castano won’t play for the home side, which is surely a plus in favor of this Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM prediction.
  • In 70.0% of the last 10 Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM head-to-heads, we saw over 2.5 goals.
  • Cruz Azul have the 2nd-weakest defense in Liga MX, with 19 goals conceded throughout 10 league matches.

Over 3.5 Bookings

  • We saw four yellow cards in two of Pumas UNAM’s last three Liga MX games.
  • Six yellow cards were shown in the previous Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM head-to-head.
  • Over 3.5 bookings were shown in three of Cruz Azul’s last five league outings.

Free Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM H2H Statistics and Betting Odds

This part of our Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM prediction is dedicated to the very important betting odds for the long-anticipated Liga MX match this week.

Cruz Azul odds: +127 – 43.8%

Draw odds: +265 – 23.0%

Pumas UNAM odds: +200 – 33.2%

There is a massive 54.55% chance for us to see Over 3.5 Bookings at -120, and a 53.27% likelihood for Over 2.5 Goals at -114. Meanwhile, Cruz Azul are the bookmakers’ expected winners, with a 43.8% win probability despite the horrendous form that they are in currently. Pumas UNAM maintain a 33.2% shot at the three points, which might be enough if the visitors keep the momentum going.

Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Lineups & Team News

Cruz Azul

With barely eight points accumulated throughout 10 Liga MX fixtures, you could say that Cruz Azul aren’t enjoying their best days. Estadio Azteca has seen better days, and we’ll have to wait and see to find out if Sunday’s game against Pumas UNAM will be one of them.

Predicted lineup – Gudino (GK), Ditta, Escobar, Salcedo, Huescas, Lira, Rivero, Rotondi, Rodriguez, Antuna & Cambindo

Pumas UNAM

You have to give it to Pumas UNAM – they have their all in the match against Club America last week. Pumas UNAM had more shots at target, more shots on target, and more possession. What they lacked was goals. The Eagles won 1-0 at Estadio Azteca, and it will be interesting to see if Pumas UNAM can break the Estadio Azteca curse with a win over Cruz Azul this week.

Predicted lineup – Gonzalez (GK), Reyes, Magallan, Natan, Bennevendo, Rivas, Caicedo, Huerta, Salvio, Lopez & Fernandez

Player to Watch: Julio Jose Gonzalez

Interestingly enough, Julio Jose Gonzalez was one of Pumas UNAM’s top players in the match against Club America despite conceding an unfortunate goal. He made five crucial saves for Pumas UNAM that kept the team in the game for the better part of the match. However, even his cat-like reflexes weren’t enough for the Eagles’ tremendous run to come to an abrupt end. However, we do believe Gonzalez will be of huge help to our Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM predictions this week.

Starting Lineups

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

Cruz Azul vs Pumas UNAM Prediction


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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.